Charities and Organisations

If you are in need of advice or support here is a list of services and organisations that may be able to help.

Your local A&E Hospital – If you are in urgent need, contact your local A&E. During surgery open hours please do consult your GP. If appropriate, your GP can refer you onto specialist services for physical and emotional health difficulties.

NHS 111  – if you’re worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111. Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP. NHS 111 advisers can also assess if you need an ambulance and send one immediately if necessary.

IAPT services provide evidence based treatments for people with anxiety and depression (implementing NICE guidelines). Details of local IAPT services are available on the NHS website. You can self refer to IAPT here.

Samaritans are always here – round the clock, every single day of the year. Someone to talk to – people contact Samaritans when things are getting to them. You don’t have to be suicidal.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the well-being and mental health of young people.

Mindthe mental health charity. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind also campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Youth Access is the advice and counselling network. Working with our members, we promote the YIACS model as part of local services for young people everywhere.

Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem. Our research enables us to campaign on issues affecting people’s lives.

Contact the UK’s leading debt charity to get expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts. StepChange Debt Charity.

Debt Advice Foundation is a registered UK debt advice charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt.

National Debt Advice debt solutions can help you to write off up to 85% of your total debt. Get the debt help you need.

GamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice, support and free treatment for anyone affected by problem gambling.  Their expert services are confidential and non-judgemental.

With Be Gamble Aware, you’ll find advice and get access to free, confidential help by phone or online. You can learn about how gambling works, check if you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, and find tips on how to stay in control.

Free, practical drug advice for adults and children. Frank.

Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. They’re here to help people make better choices about drinking.

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity that exists to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. BEAT gives individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.

SH:24 is a free online sexual health testing service that provides confidential home-testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV.

The Trussle Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.

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