Drinkline: 0800 917 8282
Advice and information for people with alcohol
Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline: 0870 167 1677
Telephone counselling service for people who
are bereaved and those who care for them.
The Compassionate Friends: 0117 953 9639
Helpline run by and for bereaved parents who
have lost a child of any age.
Carers Line: 0808 808 7777
Advice and information to carers.
Adult Dyslexia Organisation: 020 7924 9559
National helpline for adult dyslexics.
Autism Helpline: 0870 600 8585
Helpline providing information for people with
autism, their carers and families.
Speakability: 0808 808 9572
Advice, information and telephone support for
people with dysphasia (people who have lost
all or some of their facility for
speech/language because of stroke, head injury
or other neurological damage).
Battle Against Tranquillisers (BAT): 0117 966
Helpline for people who wish to withdraw from
tranquillisers or sleeping pills.
National Drugs Helpline: 0800 77 66 00
Helpline for anyone concerned about drug or
Association for Postnatal Illness: 020 7386
Helpline for women with post-natal illness,
their families, friends, and professionals.
ASSIST: 01788 560800
Telephone support and counselling for people
experiencing post traumatic stress disorder.
Careline: 020 8514 1177
Crisis telephone counselling service for the
general public on any issue, including
relationship difficulties, depression, child
abuse and bullying.
National Phobic Society: 0870 7700 456
Helpline for those suffering from anxiety
disorders, panic attacks, phobias, OCD and
Samaritans: 0845 790 90 90
24 hour confidential emotional support for
anyone in crisis.
ASH: 020 7739 5902
Information service for the general public and
health professionals. Provides information on
smoking and health.
Brain and Spine Helpline: 0808 808 1000
Telephone, information and support for people
affected by neurological disorders.
NHS Direct: 0845 46 47
provided by the National Health Service.
Migraine Trust: 020 7831 4818
Helpline offering advice and support for
migraine sufferers. (Does not offer medical
Motor Neuron Disease Helpline: 08457 62 62 62
Helpline for people affected by motor neuron
disease (a degenerative disease of the nervous
NAPS: 01732 760012
Information line for women affected by
pre-menstrual syndrome, their partners and
National ME Centre: 01708 378 050
Helpline service for ME sufferers, their
carers, GPís, and other professionals.
National Tremor Foundation: 01708 386399
Helpline offering advice and support on
essential tremor (neurological disorder
causing tremor of hands, legs, trunk or voice)
Parkinsonís Disease Society: 080 8800 0303
Helpline providing information, advice, and
emotional support on all aspects of
AIDS Helpline NI: 0800 137 437
Information, advice and support on HIV, AIDS
and general sexual health.
Terrace Higgins Trust: 020 7242 1010
Helpline and services for people affected by
HIV/AIDS or anyone concerned about HIV/AIDS.
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard: 020 7837
Helpline for lesbians and gay men offering
support and information on a range of issues.
Women and Mental Health Infoline: 0845 3000
Information about womenís mental health
including a range of fact sheets. (Free to
users of mental health services and small
charge for workers).
Alzheimerís Helpline: 0845 300 0336
Helpline for people with dementia, carers and
MARCH (Mental Aftercare in Registered Care
Homes): 0800 783 4621
Helpline providing advice on all aspects of
mental health care, and day services for
people who are, or have been, suffering from a
mental health disorder.
NO PANIC: 0800 783 1531
Helpline for those suffering from anxiety
disorders, such as phobias, OCD, panic attacks
and other related disorders.
SANELINE: 0845 767 8000
Helpline providing information and support to
anyone affected by a mental health problem.
National Missing Persons Helpline: 0500 700
Dedicated to help missing people, their
families and those who care for them.
National Debtline: 0808 808 4000
National telephone helpline for people with
Age Concern Information Line: 0800 00 99 66
Telephone service for older people, their
families and people working with them.
Respond Telephone Helpline: 0845 606 1503
Telephone counselling service for people with
learning disabilities, who are victims Ė or
perpetrators of sexual abuse.
Survivors UK: 020 7613 0808
Helpline and face-to-face counselling and
support groups for men who have been raped or
All numbers starting 08 are no more than the
080 numbers are free.
084 numbers are local rate (lo-call)
087 are national rate.