This list is being built up as we get more and more stories… If there is a helpful resource that you know of that is not on the list, please contact me and let me know.

The numbers and websites provided are mostly national, the NHS website can provide a lot more information on more local support for all issues. For the website click here.

The Citizens Advice Bureau will also be able to offer this.

Mind is a mental health charity, dedicated to helping anyone in need, including crisis. To find out more about what they do click here.

Addiction or dependency:

Twelve Step (UK only)

Twelve Step Groups are worldwide. For your country, simply google the group you need with your country.

Alcoholics Anonymous – 0800 9177 650 or click alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous – 0300 999 1212 or click ukna.org

Gamblers Anonymous – 0300 094 0322 or click www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Codependents Anonymous – Full list of email contacts or click codauk.org

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous – 0207 2930 994 or click slaauk.org

Al-Anon (Relatives of Alcoholics) – 0800 0086 811 or click al-anonuk.org.uk

Non-Twelve Step Services:

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (includes support for adults too) – 0800 358 3456 or click www.nacoa.org.uk

Adfam (Support friends and family with addiction issues) click www.adfam.org.uk

FRANK – 0300 123 6600 or click www.talktofrank.com

Beating Addictions (Deals with a range of addictions) click www.beatingaddictions.co.uk

Addaction (Addiction & mental health) click www.wearewithyou.org.uk

Gamcare (Support and information for those who want to stop gambling with online forum) – 0808 8020 133 or click www.gamcare.org.uk

NHS Services:

NHS Livewell (Support for all issues) click www.nhs.uk/live-well

NHS Smoke Free (Support with quitting smoking) click www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Domestic Abuse:

Refuge – 0808 200 247 (A 24/7 domestic abuse helpline) Click here for the website.

Womens Aid  – Information and support / All ways to contact click this link

Mind, the mental health charity has a list of domestic violence resources. Please click here.

Sexual Abuse:

The charity Mind has an extensive list of resources for all areas of sexual abuse.

For a list websites and helplines offering support on Mind’s website click this link

Bereavement:

Mind has a wonderful chapter of their website dedicated to this topic along with an explanation of grief, other peoples experiences, the loss of a loved one by suicide, a guide to self-care and for friends and family members. There is also a list of support services you can get in touch with.

Click here for Minds ‘About bereavement’.

Click here for Minds ‘List of support services for bereavement’