Contact your local NHS Urgent Mental Health Crisis Line: Mental Health Helpline for Urgent Help - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
For assistance with other urgent mental or physical health issues, including those around your own safety, call 999 or visit your nearest A&E department.
If you would like to speak with someone, call Samaritans on 116 123, open 24/7. Calls are free and confidential.
Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 for free, confidential text support.
CALM helpline 0800 58 58 58 (5pm – midnight). You can also access more information and a webchat here: Homepage | Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) (thecalmzone.net)
If someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, call 999.
If it’s not a life-threatening emergency and you or the person you're with doesn't need immediate medical attention, please visit the NHS website or call the NHS Helpline on 111.
The largest foodbank organisation in the UK is the Trussell Trust. It has over 1,200 foodbanks across the country. You can use their website to find your local foodbank.
There are also many smaller, local groups running foodbanks. If they don’t have websites, they can usually be found on social media.
To be able to access a foodbank you must have a referral from:
Visit the Trussell Trust website to learn more about how food banks work
You may also wish to visit the Independent Foodbanks Network (IFAN) website for more information on food banks near you.
If you are homeless or at risk of losing your home:
In Northern Ireland:
You may also wish to…
Call Shelter England/Scotland’s Helpline for free on 0808 800 4444
Call the Shelter Cymru Helpline on 0345 075 5005
Call the Housing Rights Service Northern Ireland (NI) Helpline on 0289 024 5640
Visit the Crisis website for more information on housing matters.
If you are searching for support for domestic abuse, please contact:
Call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free on 0808 200 0247, for women and children
Call the Men’s Advice Line for free on 0808 801 0327
Call Galop's National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline for free on 0800 999 5428
For more information on:
If you need local support you may want to contact your local authority for help with housing, social care and health care matters. You can find your local council by visiting the GOV.UK website.
If you are struggling with your mental health and would like information and support, you may wish to visit Mind’s website or the Hub of Hope for more information on available services: https://hubofhope.co.uk
For advice and practical solutions to problem debt, please call Stepchange Debt Charity’s free Helpline on 0800 138 1111
For information on relationship support, please visit Relate’s website.
To find out more about which benefits you may be entitled to in England, visit:
In Northern Ireland:
You can also find more information by visiting the Citizens Advice website.