Helplines


Helplines available for all - the public, men, women, children, the homeless and elderly providing guidance for those in distress or in need of support, advice, care, comfort, benefits help or counselling.

    Shelter
    The housing and homelessness charity
    0808 800 4444

    Respond
    Supporting people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals affected by trauma and abuse
    London
    NW1 2HD
    020 7383 0700

    Gingerbread
    The organisation for lone parent families
    0800 018 4318

    Carers UK
    The voice of carers. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.
    London
    0808 808 7777

    Motor Neurone Disease Association
    The definite resource for people with MND and those who care for them
    08457 626262

    Hidden Hurt
    A UK-based Abuse Information and Support Site
    0808 2000 247

    Informed Families Enfield
    An impartial, free, and confidential service that provides information on choosing quality childcare and other parenting support information to Enfield families.
    020 8482 1066

    Drug And Alcohol Rehab Programs For Senior Citizens
    A national safety project to help raise awareness regarding seniors drug & alcohol rehab.

    Asthma UK
    They work together with people with asthma, health professionals and researchers to develop and share expertise to help people increase their understanding and reduce the effect of asthma on their lives
    London
    08457 01 02 03

    The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families' Association (SSAFA)
    The leading national charity committed to helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve, and the families of both
    London
    SE1 2LP
    0845 1300 975


    RASAC
    Free & confidential listening support & information service. Face to face counselling service. For women & men who have been raped &/or sexually abused at any time in their lives.
    01962 848018

    Anaphylactic Support
    Online support forums for carers and people with anaphylaxis and severe allergy problems. If you are severely allergic to certain foods, drugs, insects, latex or indeed any other allergen then this support site should make you feel right at home.
    Godalming, Surrey
    GU8 6BQ

    One in Four
    Offers a voice to and support for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence
    020 8697 2112

    Parkinson's Disease Society
    The leading charity in the UK dedicated to supporting all people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and carers
    London
    SW1V 1EJ
    020 7931 8080

    Rape Crisis
    Aims to provide the basic information that survivors of sexual violence, friends and family need to access the services they need.
    0808 802 9999

    Anaphylactic Support
    Online support forums for carers and people with anaphylaxis and severe allergy problems. If you are severely allergic to certain foods, drugs, insects, latex or indeed any other allergen then this support site should make you feel right at home.
    Godalming, Surrey
    GU8 6BQ

    FASO
    A voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting anyone affected by a false allegation of abuse
    0870 241 66 50

    Samaritans
    Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
    08457 90 90 90

    QUIT
    The independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop
    0800 00 22 00

    Victim Support
    Helps people cope with the effects of crime
    0845 30 30 900

    Telephone Helplines Association
    Works with helplines to achieve the highest quality response to all those seeking information, advice and help on health, social welfare or educational issues via the telephone and other interactive technology
    London
    SE1 1EP
    0845 120 3767

    Home Start
    Informal and friendly support for families with young children provides a lifeline to thousands of parents and children in over 337 communities across the UK and with forces families in Germany and Cyprus
    0800 068 63 68

    Parentlineplus
    Works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services - shaped by parents for parents.
    020 7284 5536

    Age UK
    The Age UK Group works to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services and vital support.
    0800 169 6565

    The National Society for Epilepsy
    Committed to providing information and support to people with epilepsy. They also provide care for people with epilepsy through medical and residential services
    01494 601400

    Internet Watch Foundation
    The UK hotline for reporting illegal content specifically: Child abuse images hosted worldwide and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK

    Alzheimer's Society
    The UKs leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers
    London
    020 7306 0606