"A person cannot teach another person directly; a person can only facilitate another's learning."

Carl R. Rogers

IMMEDIATE SUPPORT



SUPPORT AND CRISIS INFORMATION

There are moments when there is a sense of great urgency and you feel that you need some immediate support. 

A Mental Health Crisis can be equally as concerning as a physical emergency. You may feel an urgency to reach out for help and so below are a list of numbers that may be of some use to you in times such as these.

In the first instance, always call your GP or Health Professional and if you feel able to do so, contact someone you trust and let them know what you are experiencing. 

In the event where your GP, Health Professional or therapist isn’t able to immediately assist you and you feel a sense of urgency to be seen or you are worried about your immediate safety or that of another, call 999 or visit your nearest A&E.

Mental Health Crisis Lines

If you are feeling distressed and need to speak with someone, the contacts below may be able to offer some immediate advice or support:

Charities

There are also some charities that may offer some advice and free support during difficult moments

Every Mind Matters offers "10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus" Click here for more information. 

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ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY

Alzheimer Society provides a combination of face-to-face and telephone support for those affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia.

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Brake- the reoad safety charity


A free-phone confidential service offering information, advocacy and emotional support to those affected by bereavement or serious injury via a road traffic accidents.

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british lung foundation


The BLF helpline offers free support and advice on the treatment and management of living with a lung condition, including signposting to other related services.

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CALM

0800 58 58 58

A leading charity offering free web and telephone support for those impacted by male suicide.

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child bereavement.org



Child Bereavement UK offers monthly free telephone support to families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

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the compassionate friends.org



The Compassionate Friends provide one-to-one online or telephone support after the death of a child of any age and from any cause.

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Childline is free, private, confidential and available any time, day or night for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.


Childline is free, private, confidential and available any time, day or night for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

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Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline offer emotional support to anyone who's lost someone they love or affected by bereavement.-cruse.org


Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline offer emotional support to anyone who's lost someone they love or affected by bereavement.

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Grief Encounters offers support, including free counselling services for bereaved children and their families-grief encounter.org



Grief Encounters offers support, including free counselling services for bereaved children and their families

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Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care and offers free phone helpline support to young people dealing with grief and loss-cruse.org-hopeagain.org.uk

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care and offers free phone helpline support to young people dealing with grief and loss.

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Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

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Offer one-to-one telephone support and practical solutions for anyone who has questions, concerns or are personally affected by Dementia-dementia uk



Offer one-to-one telephone support and practical solutions for anyone who has questions, concerns or are personally affected by Dementia

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McMillan offer support to those affected by a cancer diagnosis in many ways including phone, email or live online chat-macmilan cancer support


0808 808 00 00

McMillan offer support to those affected by a cancer diagnosis in many ways including phone, email or live online chat

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Mind is the UK's leading Mental Health Charity with many local branches offering free or low cost short and long term counselling services for all mental health concerns-mind.org




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Mind is the UK's leading Mental Health Charity with many local branches offering free or low cost short and long term counselling services for all mental health concerns. Click learn more to find your local Mind Service

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Newlife’s Care Services Helpline provides free professional confidential care and support to families and professionals caring for disabled and terminally ill children-New life charity


Newlife’s Care Services Helpline provides free professional confidential care and support to families and professionals caring for disabled and terminally ill children.
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A network of organisations that support people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide-suport after suicide

SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE

A network of organisations that support people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide

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Samaritans offer free 24 hour, 365 days a year telephone support to anyone who is struggling to cope with life or are in a moment of mental health crisis-SAMARITANS



Samaritans offer free 24 hour, 365 days a year telephone support to anyone who is struggling to cope with life or are in a moment of mental health crisis

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the silver line-24hr helpline for older people


(A confidential free helpline for older people)

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline and friendship service for people aged 55 and over.

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Sobs offers a free helpline to those who have been bereaved or affected by suicide as well as free local support groups.



Sobs offers a free helpline to those who have been bereaved or affected by suicide as well as free local support groups.

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Brent Carers Centre offers a range of holistic support service for unpaid adult and young carers in the London Borough of Brent to address social, emotional and financial challenges including free time-limited counselling sessions and support groups-carers centres

BRENT CARERS CENTRE

020 3802 7070

Brent Carers Centre offers a range of holistic support service for unpaid adult and young carers in the London Borough of Brent to address social, emotional and financial challenges including free time-limited counselling sessions and support groups.

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WAY offers support and friendship to young bereaved people, whatever their circumstances, however long ago their partner died. They help men and women up to the age of 50, parents and those without children-widowed and young

WAY offers support and friendship to young bereaved people, whatever their circumstances, however long ago their partner died. They help men and women up to the age of 50, parents and those without children.

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Winston’s Wish supports children and young people to rebuild their life after a family bereavement such as the loss of a parent or sibling. They offers practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child-giving hope to grieving children



Winston’s Wish supports children and young people to rebuild their life after a family bereavement such as the loss of a parent or sibling. They offers practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.

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UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Offering help for bullying, abuse, anger, body image, death and loss, eating problems, problems at school and self harm.


Helpline 0808 802 5544

Young Person Text: YM to 85258

UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Offering help for bullying, abuse, anger, body image, death and loss, eating problems, problems at school and self harm.

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Harrow Carers works in a holistic way offering support to carers in the London Borough of Harrow through various services including help with stress management, mindfulness and free or low cost time-limited counselling sessions-harrow carers

HARROW CARERS

Helpline 020 8868 5224

Harrow Carers works in a holistic way offering support to carers in the London Borough of Harrow through various services including help with stress management, mindfulness and free or low cost time-limited counselling sessions.

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The UK’s leading support service offering online, social and free telephone helpline to young people with mental health and other personal difficulties-the mix.org.uk

THE MIX

0808 808 4994

The UK’s leading support service offering online, social and free telephone helpline to young people with mental health and other personal difficulties.

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Supporting people to recover from the trauma of domestic abuse.

HESTIA


The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

0808 2000 247

Supporting people to recover from the trauma of domestic abuse.

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Sane offer a national out-of-hours telephone mental health helpline offering emotional support to anyone affected by mental health including family, friends and carers.


Helpline 0300 304 7000

(4.30pm – 10.30pm daily)

Sane offer a national out-of-hours telephone mental health helpline offering emotional support to anyone affected by mental health including family, friends and carers.

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NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers a free support line and email service for adult survivors, friends and family of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.

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0808 801 0331

NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers a free support line and email service for adult survivors, friends and family of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.

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PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. It provides confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person and struggling with thoughts of suicide-papyrus




PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. It provides confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person and struggling with thoughts of suicide.

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National charity for bereaved and injured road traffic victims, which provides information and support through its helpline, literature, local groups, and contact with people who have suffered a similar experience-roadpeace



National charity for bereaved and injured road traffic victims, which provides information and support through its helpline, literature, local groups, and contact with people who have suffered a similar experience.

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SAMMS offers a confidential telephone help line where you can talk to someone who has experienced the devastating effects of loss through murder or manslaughter.


SAMMS offers a confidential telephone help line where you can talk to someone who has experienced the devastating effects of loss through murder or manslaughter.

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A 24/7 FREE* text service for anyone in crisis or in need of immediate support, anytime, anywhere. Text SHOUT to '85258'

SHOUT

'85258'

A 24/7 FREE* text service for anyone in crisis or in need of immediate support, anytime, anywhere. Text SHOUT to '85258

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MindUP is a programme that gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion.



MindUP is a programme that gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with optimism, resilience and compassion.

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Other Charities and Societies

FREE SUPPORT AND ADVICE

There are many other charities and societies that offer free support and advice. If you feel your particular worry cannot be address by those listed above, please visit the Charity Choice website where you can search for more. 


NB: If you are a charity that offer free counselling or have a helpline, please Contact Me so that I may add you to the information provided above.

Contact Me

Charities and the NHS often have long waiting lists and may offer time limited therapy. If you wish to explore and talk about the difficulties you are facing and talking therapy sounds like something you would like to experience, then please Contact Me so that we can arrange a time just for you to talk through your worries and concerns.