Additional Help & Support

SOS provide  mental health and suicide support HELPLINE services to children & adults

Our phone support service has recently been re-aligned so that our volunteers are then when you most need them.  We are available Friday to Monday inclusive between 8pm and midnight.  Call us on 0300 1020 505 (standard rate calls) if you need to talk to someone with kindness and compassion.

We also operate online support sessions.  Any planned will be listed on our events page.

Our face to face group meetings will re-commence in either late 2022 or early 2023

Out of hours: If there is an immediate risk to the life and/or safety of yourself or someone else, please dial or text 999.

Important Information: None of the services listed on our pages equate to an endorsement.  You should do your own research to find the best support services for yourself, which may, or may not be listed on this page, thank you.

For the latest information on current Covid regulations, guidance and vaccine information, visit the NHS website

Remember, how we each stay safe is a personal choice and even if masks aren’t mandatory, if you feel safer wearing one, then you should be free to do this.

A face mask helps protect everyone from picking up and passing on some types of virus.

Regular hand washing for at least 20 seconds with soap is recommended

Even if there are no Covid restrictions or advisories in place, if it makes you feel safer to wear a mask and/or socially distance, then you are free to make this choice

A relaxed and confident you is a happier you!  So make the choices that best suit you, whilst being aware of medical guidance that helps protect us all.

Samaritans

116123 24 hours a day

Papyrus

Papyrus for young people 18 – 35 Call 0800 068 4141

Benefits Guidance

Make sure you and your family do not go without by claiming the benefits to which you are entitled.  For information on what you could claim and how, go to: https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators

CALL Wales Helpline

CALL Wales 24/7/365

Suicide Prevention Scotland

Click HERE for more information

National Debtline

NATIONAL DEBT LINE 0808 808 4000 For anyone with financial worries

Age UK Advice Line

AGE UK ADVICE LINE  0800 678 1602  365 days a year, 8am until 7pm

Alcoholics Anonymous

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 0800 9177 650 or email help@aamail.org

SupportLine.Org

01708 765200 or info@supportline.org.uk for confidential emotional support

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK provides support to families and professionals when a child dies or when a child is bereaved of someone important in their lives. Services offered include a Support and Information Line. 0800 0288840

ChildLine

Childline For children and young people who are struggling to cope emotionally 08001111

Coroner's Court Support Service

The Coroners Courts Support Service gives emotional & practical support to families & witnesses attending Inquests at specific Coroner’s Court locations, detailed on their website.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the largest bereavement support organisation for both adults and children in the UK. Provides one-to-one support to anyone who has suffered bereavement, together with a telephone helpline. 0808 808 1677

Inquest

Inquest provides help and advice for those facing an inquest. Bereaved people can obtain a free information pack, including the Inquest Handbook.

Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies, emotional support for bereaved families and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

ManKind

Mankind – supporting male victims of domestic abuse 01823 334244

Miscarriage Association

Miscarriage Association provides information and support for those who have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.

01924 200799  Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

Refuge

Refuge Supporting women and children suffering from domestic abuse.

Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

SAMM

SAMM Support after Murder and Manslaughter support those who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter, through a telephone helpline, information and other activities, including local groups. 0121 472 2912

SANDS

Sands Still and Neonatal Death Charity offer support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.  t: 0808 164 3332  e: helpline@sands.org.uk

SOBS

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide provide help and support to those bereaved by the suicide of a relative or close friend.  National Helpline  0300 111 5065
9am-9pm Monday to Sunday

Switchboard

Switchboard supporting the LGBTQ communities  0300 330 0630  Open 10:00-22:00 every day

Twins Trust Bereavement

The Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards

BLUECROSS

Bluecross for Pets have a great website with lots of useful information  Please don’t hesitate to call on 0800 096 6606 if you’d like to talk. Available between 8.30am and 8.30pm every day

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