• Addictions UK – for help in overcoming addictions.  Tel: 0300 3303040 or 0800 1 40 40 44
  • Action  on Addition – bringing help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction.  Tel: 0300 3300659
  • Beating Addictions – providing concise, informative articles based on the most up-to-date research


  • Anxiety UK – supporting people living with anxiety.  Tel: 03444 775774


  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – providing help with drinking problems.  Tel: 0800 9177 650 (helpline)
  • Al-anon Family Groups – providing support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking.  Tel: 0800 0086 811


  • Alzheimer’s Society – working to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.  Tel: 0333 150 3456 (Helpline)


  • Child Bereavement UK – rebuilding lives together. Tel: 0800 0288840
  • Cruse Bereavement care – somewhere to turn when someone dies.  Tel: 0808 8081677
  • Hope Again (part of Cruse Bereavement) – supporting young people living after loss.   Tel: 0808 8081677 (helpline)


  • Carers Direct – a guide for people who have care and support needs and their carers and  people planning for future needs.  Tel: 0300 1231053 (Helpline)
  • Carers Trust – a charity for, with and about carers.  Tel: 0300 7729600 (helpline)
  • Carers UK – making life better for carers.  Tel: 0808 8087777 (helpline)


  • Barnardo’s – offering help to children whatever the problem
  • Childline – a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.  Tel: 0800 1111
  • NSPCC – protecting children across the UK.  Tel 0808 8005000


  • Business Debtline – giving free, impartial and confidential debt advice to small businesses and the self-employed. Tel: 0800 1976026
  • Step Change Debt Charity – providing free advice on debt problems.  Tel: 0800 138111


  • NHS Choices – depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed-up for a few days and this site will give you guidance on what you can do

Eating Disorders

  • Beating Disorders Association – providing helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.  Tel: 0808 8010677


  • Gamblers Anonymous (UK) – a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem
  • Gamcare – for those affected by problem gambling.  Tel: 0808 8020133


Mental Health

  • Mental Health Foundation – dedicated to finding and addressing sources of mental health problems
  • Mind – making sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.  Tel: 0300 1233393
  • NHS Choices – looking at the five steps that we can take to improve our mental wellbeing
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists – a professional body responsible for education, training, setting and raising standards in psychiatry
  • Samaritans – someone to talk to any time you like, in your own way, and off the records – about whatever’s getting to you.  Tel: 116 123

Men’s Health

Older People

  • Age UK – the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.  Tel: 0800 6781602


  • Family Lives – listening, supportive and non-judgemental access.  Tel: 0808 8002222
  • Young Minds Parenting – for anyone worried about a child or young person’s behaviour or mental health.  Tel: 0808 8025544


  • Relate – the UK’s largest provider of relationship support

Self help

Young People

  • Frank – friendly, confidential drugs advice.  Tel:  0300 1236600
  • Hideout – helping children and young people to understand domestic abuse
  • Young Minds – looking after the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people