The following is a list of useful helplines and charitable organisations set up to support people with a wide range of issues from mental health to drug and alcohol struggles, domestic abuse and more.

With the UK heading into a second national lockdown, this time with the added challenges to our mental and physical well-being posed by the short days and increased darkness of winter, felt it important to put this list together for clients, friends, or anyone who needs additional support during this challenging time.

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Suicide prevention and crisis lines

Drugs, alcohol and other addictions

Mental health support

Domestic abuse

Eating disorders

LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈

Suicide prevention and crisis lines


Samaritans UK | ☎ 116 123

HOPELINEUK | ☎ 0800 068 4141 | Text: 07860039967

SANELine | ☎ 07984 967 708

Drugs, alcohol and other addiction / recovery issues


Talk to Frank | ☎ 0300 123 6600

Drinkline | ☎ 0300 123 6600

Alcoholics Anonymous | ☎ 0800 9177650

We Are With You (formerly Addaction)

Mental Health Support


Mind |☎ 0300 123 3393

SANE | ☎ 07984 967 708

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)| ☎ 0800 58 58 58

No Panic | ☎ 0844 967 4848

Young Minds

Domestic Abuse


24 National Domestic Violence Helpline | ☎ 0808 2000 247

Victim Support | ☎ 0333 255 4560

Women’s Aid

Men’s Advice Line | ☎ 0808 801 0327

Galop National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Charity | ☎ 0800 999 5428

Eating Disorders


Beat | ☎ 0800 801 0677

Anorexia & Bulimia Care | ☎ 03000 11 12 13

Eating Disorder Support | ☎ 01494 793223

LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈


Switchboard LGBTQ+ Helpline | ☎ 0300 330 0630

LGBT Foundation Helpline | ☎ 0345 3 30 30 30

Galop National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Charity | ☎ 0800 999 5428

Is this list missing a vital service or helpline?

If you know of a useful service that should be included here, please contact me or get in touch on Facebook.

Please note that just because I list an organisation’s listing on this page doesn’t count as an endorsement on behalf of CJS Therapy.