Resources: National helplines

Alzheimer’s Disease Society

Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia. If you have concerns about Alzheimer’s disease or about any other form of dementia you can call the Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline.

beat: Beating Eating Disorders

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity providing information and support for people with eating disorders. Their services include Helplines, Message Boards, and Online Support Groups. Their website also has a services directory, information on local support groups as well as the regional support projects they run.

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is dedicated to supporting individuals with bipolar, their families and carers. They support and develop self-help opportunities for people affected by bipolar, offer information on bipolar, self-help groups and education and self-management.

ChildLine

ChildLine offers a confidential helpline on a wide range of issues that affect children and young people.

Cruse Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement offers a free and confidential service for anyone who has suffered the loss of someone close. Available to all ages this service can be provided over the phone or in person located in Bristol City Centre.

MINDinfoLine (National Mind)

Mind Infoline (0300 123 3393) is a national service which provides callers with confidential support and information on mental health problems, access to help, potential treatments and advocacy. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-6pm (excluding bank holidays).

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a problem. There are no fees and they offer a helpline, meetings, literature, committees and development services.

National Mind InfoLine

0300 123 3393 Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 6.00pm (except for bank holidays)
Offers information on topics ranging from types of distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies, who’s who in mental health and where to find advocacy and other services.

OCD Action

OCD Action focuses on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). They provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

Samaritans

Samaritans provide completely confidential emotional support 24 hours a day by phone, face-to-face, email and letter and allow callers to talk openly about their worries and concerns without fear of being judged. National and Local Helplines.

Victim Support

Victim support offers emotional and practical support to all people affected by crime, and is committed to providing victims of crime and witnesses in court with appropriate and sufficient recognition, support and information to assist them in dealing with the crimes they have experienced.