Helpline Numbers – If You Need Someone To Talk To Over Christmas

I know that Christmas is not a happy time for everyone,  but there are people who care, and who want to offer their support. Here are the helpline numbers of a great collections of organisations who will do their best to help.

Woman alone on a bridge - Mother Distracted helpline numbers

As a parent, I’ve a particular piece of advice to offer which was given to us by an experienced paramedic.  If you feel your child needs urgent medical attention, do not have any qualms about dialling 999 or visiting A&E. They would rather be safe than sorry.

If you are suffering this festive period try to reach out – even if it’s just to one person – a family member, a close friend, even a colleague. If you are religious, you could talk to your priest, imam or vicar.

You will also find support networks for specific problems, for example Tinnitus or TMJ on Facebook.

MIND (The Mental Health Charity)
Website: www.mind.org.uk 
Tel no:   0300 123 3393

RAPE CRISIS ENGLAND AND WALES
Website: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
Tel: 0808 802 9999.

SAMARITANS
Website:  http://www.samaritans.org/
Tel no:     116 123

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Website:  www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Tel no:     0800 9177 650

STONEWALL
Website: www.stonewall.org.uk
Info line:  08000 50 20 20

LONDON LESBIAN AND GAY SWITCHBOARD
Tel No:    0207 837 7324

SANELine 
Website: www.sane.org.uk
Tel no:   0300 304 7000

PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org
Tel no: 0800 068 41 41

BEAUMONT SOCIETY (National self-help body for the Transgender community)
Website: www.beaumontsociety.org.uk
Information Line 01582 412220

CHILDLINE
Website: www.childline.org.uk
Tel no:  0800 1111

DEPRESSION ALLIANCE
Website:  www.depressionalliance.org

REFUGE
Website: www.refuge.org.uk
Tel no:    0808 2000 247

BEAT (Beating eating disorders)
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk
Help line 0345 634 1414
Youth Line 0345 634 7650

SHELTER
Website: www.shelter.org.uk
Tel no:   0808 800 4444

NHS Direct
Tel no: 111 (England) 0845 4647 (Wales)

NO PANIC (Anxiety Disorders)
Website: www.nopanic.org.uk
Tel no:  0844 967 4848
Youth helpline:  01753 840393

If you feel there are organisations or other helpline numbers which should be added to this list, please let me know in the comments below.

I wish you a happy, healthy and safe festive season wherever you are.

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