We’ve put together a list of contacts that you will find useful during the current situation.

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer professional expert advice.

NHS

NHS111
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. Phone 111 or 18001 111 on a textphone. (NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Website: www.111.nhs.uk

Life-threatening emergencies
Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Mental Health

Anxiety UK
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm). Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder. Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

CALM
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35. Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight).
Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm).
Website: www.mind.org.uk

No Panic
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge. Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

OCD Action
Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources. Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge. Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

OCD UK
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments. Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). Website: www.ocduk.org

PAPYRUS
Young suicide prevention society. Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays). Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness. Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm).
Website: www.rethink.org

Samaritans
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline).
Website: www.samaritans.org

SANE
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm) Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:
www.sane.org.uk/textcare Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

YoungMinds
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm). Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

NSPCC
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty. Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline). 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline). Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Refuge
Advice on dealing with domestic violence. Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline). Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

National Gambling Helpline
Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight) Website: www.begambleaware.org

Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight) Website: www.ukna.org

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Society
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines. Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends). Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Crime Victims

Rape Crisis
To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm) Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.victimsupport.org

Eating disorders

Beat
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s). Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Learning disabilities

Mencap
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Parenting

Family Lives
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying. Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm). Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Relationships

Relate
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support. Website: www.relate.org.uk