Referral Links

If you or someone you know is in chronic mental, physical or emotional pain please reach out to one of the below organisations.  Getting out of chronic pain is the first step on your journey to optimal wellbeing.   Simply click on the links below to find out more.

Mental Health Support

Samaritans  www.samaritans.org or call free on 116 123.   When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen, day or night.  You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.  

Mind www.mind.org.uk  Help and vital information for those living with a mental health problem or know someone who is.  Call Mind infoline 0300 123 3393

Shout  www.giveusashout.org   or text “SHOUT” to 85258.   Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. 

Togetherall  https://togetherall.com/en-gb/   No judgement. No stigma. This is a place where anyone can begin their journey towards better mental health. 

The Silver Line   www.thesilverline.org.uk   Aimed at people over 55.  Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Please call 0800 470 8090. 

CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably)  www.thecalmzone.net   For people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason.  Call 0800 585858 daily – 5pm to midnight or for a free anonymous webchat with trained staff click www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help 

NHS Mental Health  www.nhs.uk/mental-health/  Find information and support for your mental health.

NHS Apps for mental health www.nhs.uk/apps-library/filter  These apps are assessed against a range of NHS standards, most are free, some require in-app purchases. 

Stress Management Society  www.stress.org.uk  helping individuals and companies recognise and reduce stress.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Young Minds  youngminds.org.uk    Provide online advice to young people, with links to help in more urgent situations.  Young people can text the Crisis Messenger free 24/7, text YM to 85258.  Parents can also call for advice on 0808 802 5544  

The Mix   www.themix.org.uk   Aimed at people under 25.  Their helpline is open between 4pm and 11pm, 7 days a week, call 0808 808 4994.  They also run a crisis text service, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, text THEMIX to 85258.  

Childline  www.childline.org.uk  call 0800 1111.   A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.  You can contact a Childline counsellor for free about anything – no problem is too big or too small.  

Anxiety, OCD and Mood Disorders

Anxiety UK   www.anxietyuk.org.uk  or call 03444 775774, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm.  Text service available on 07537 416905.  Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. 

No Panic   www.nopanic.org.uk   Support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  Offers a course to help overcome your phobias or OCD.  Call 0844 967 4848 daily from 10am to 10pm.  Youth helpline for 13 to 20 year olds on 0330 606 1174 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 3pm to  6pm, Thursday from 3pm to 8pm and Saturday from 6pm to 8pm.  Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s access charge.

OCD Action   www.ocdaction.org.uk   Support for people with OCD.  Includes information on treatment and online resources.  Call 0845 390 6232, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm.  Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s access charge.  

OCD UK   www.ocduk.org   Run by people with OCD, for people with OCD.  Includes facts, news and treatments.  Call 0333 212 7890 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.  Support groups and discussion forums online.  

Mood Swings   www.moodswings.org.uk   Aimed at anyone affected by a mood disorder, including friends, families and carers.  Helpline is open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, call 0161 832 3736.  

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Society   www.alzheimers.org.uk   Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.  Call 0300 222 1122 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekend. 

Bereavement

At a loss https://www.ataloss.org/ Visit the website to talk to a counsellor online or find local support for different types of bereavement (all types of loss, ages and location).  

Cruse Bereavement Care   www.cruse.org.uk   Call 0808 808 1677 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.  Support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. 

Physical Health Support

Visit your GP   https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-gp Discuss your pain with your GP and ask for a local referal if they are unable to help. 

NHS Better Healthhttps://www.nhs.uk/better-health/  Kickstart your health with healthy changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health will provide free tools and support

Living Streetshttps://www.livingstreets.org.uk/about-us/our-organisation  Living Streets want a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys.  Their mission is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more

Relationships 

Relate   www.relate.org.uk   Counselling support available on live chat, webcam, telephone and online messaging.  You can call to book an appointment on 0300 003 0396 

LGBTQ+ Support

Across Rainbows  www.acrossrainbows.com  To help the LGBTQ+ community take back control of what it means to be you 

Financial

Mind – Money and Mental Health  https://www.mind.org.uk/ Practical tips on managing your money and improving your mental health.

Money Advice Service  https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/ For free and impartial advice, help and guidance regarding money.

Carers and Family Affected

SANE   www.sane.org.uk   Support for anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.  Call 0300 304 400 from 4.30pm to 10.30pm every evening, or you can sign up for confidential text care online.  There is also an online support forum where anyone can share their experiences. 

Elefriends   www.elefriends.org.uk   A supportive online community where you can be yourself.  Elefriends is run by Mind.  If you’re a carer needing support you can sign up for their online community. 

Rethink Mental Illness   www.rethink.org   Advice line which provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff.  Call 0300 5000 927, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm

Learning Disabilites

Mencap   www.mencap.org.uk   Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Call 0808 808 1111 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.  Access to an online community.

Parenting 

Family Live   www.familylives.org.uk   Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.  Call 0808 800 2222 Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm and weekends 10am to 3pm. 

Eating Disorders

Beat   www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk   You can talk in confidence to an adviser by either calling their adult helpline on 0808 801 0677 or the youth helpline on 0808 801 0711 

Young Minds  youngminds.org.uk    Provide online advice to young people, with links to help in more urgent situations.  Young people can text the Crisis Messenger free 24/7, text YM to 85258.  Parents can also call for advice on 0808 802 5544  

Anorexia & Bulimia Care   www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk   If you are affected by an eating disorder, ring the helpline on 03000 11 12 13.  Support is also available for family and friends. 

Diet

British Nutrition Council  www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving  For advice and tips on how to put healthy eating and an active lifestyle into practice, for life.

NHS Eat Well https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/  Healthy eating advice to help you plan a healthy, balanced diet to maintain good health and feel at your best.

Men’s Health

CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably)  www.thecalmzone.net   For people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason.  Call 0800 585858 daily from 5pm to midnight or for a free anonymous webchat with trained staff click www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help  

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

Abuse (Child, Sexual, Domestic Violence)

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 Freephone, 24-hour, confidential helpline for those in need of support and urgent help

NSPCC   www.nspcc.org.uk   Childrens charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.  If you have adult concerns about a child call 0808 800 5000. 

Women’s Aid https://www.womensaid.org.uk/  Providing life-saving services and support to women.  Building a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.

Addiction (Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling)

Alcoholics Anonymous   www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk   Call the 24 hour helpline on 0800 917 7650.  Live chat is also available online. 

National Gambling Helpline   www.begambleaware.org   Call 0808 8020 133 – 24 hours a day, everyday Live chat is also available online.  

Narcotics Anonymous   www.ukna.org   Call 0300 999 1212 daily from 10am to midnight. 

Drinkaware  www.drinkaware.co.uk   Helps you to learn about the impact of alcohol on you, your family or friends.   Offering you support with the advice and information you need.

NHS Live Well  https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/  Advice, information and support with further links to seek help on alcohol related conditions.

Smoking

NHS Better Health  https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/  Helping you to stop smoking and start to breathe easier.  Free Smokefree app to download.

Crime Victims

Rape Crisis   www.rapecrisis.org.uk   To find your local service call 0808 802 9999 daily from 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm.  Live chat helpline also available for support and advice. 

Victim Support   www.victimsupport.org   Call 0808 168 9111, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   

Sleep

The Sleep Charity   https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/  A leading, independent expert on sleep issues in the UK that helps everyone get a better night’s sleep. Whether it’s advice, education or support for children, teenagers, adults, workplaces or professionals, expert knowledge, resources and accredited training can be found at this website.

The Great British Sleep Survey https://www.sleepio.com/  Free sleep report with tailored advice

NHS  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/insomnia/  Information, advice and an online assessment to help you get a better night’s sleep.

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