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National Helplines:

Alcohol

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Drinkline offers help, info & support to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.
Freefone: 0800 917 8282

Bereavement

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Cruse Bereavement Care: Helpline for bereaved people & those caring for bereaved people:
0870 167 1677

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ChildDeath Helpline: telephone Helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child.
Freefone 0800 282986

Carers

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Carers Line: advice and info for all carers.
Call free on 0808 808 7777

Children and young people

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Childline: Helpline for children and young people to age 18, in danger, distress or with any problem.
Freefone 0800 1111

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NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 24 hour Helpline for children and young people concerned about a child or young person at risk of abuse.
Call free on 0808 800 5000

Disability

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DIAL UK: Network of disability information and advice services run by people with direct experiences of disability.
01302 310123

Drugs

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National Drugs Helpline: 24 hour Helpline for drug users and solvent mis-users, their families, friends and carers.
Freefone 0800 77 66 00

Emotional Support

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The Samaritans: 24 hour confidential and emotional support Helpline for anyone in crisis
08457 90 90 90 local call rate

Family

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Careline: telephone counselling service for the general public.
020 8514 1177

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Parentline Plus: Helpline for support and information for anyone in a parenting role of children.
Call free on 0808 800 2222

Housing

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Shelterline: 24 hour housing advice line offering independent information and advice in confidence to anyone with a housing problem.
Call free on 0808 800 4444

Legal

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Accident Line: Helpline for anybody who has suffered an injury in an accident caused by another person.
Call free on 0500 19 29 39

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Immigration Advisory Service: 24 hour service for people who have been refused asylum or have immigration problems.
020 7378 9191

Lesbians and gay men

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Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights (LAGER): provides support and advice to those experiencing discrimination at work
Lesbians: 020 7704 8066
Gay men: 020 7704 6066
Minicom is available on the same numbers

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Lesbian and Gay Switchboard: 24-hour Helpline offering support and information for lesbians and gay men.
020 7837 7324

Missing People

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National Missing Persons Helpline: 24-hour hotline providing advice, practical help and support for anyone missing relatives or immediate family members.
Call free on 0500 700 700

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Message Home: 24 hour Helpline for people who have left home or run away and enables callers to send messages.
Freefone 0800 700 740

Money

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National Debtline: help for anyone in debt or concerned they may fall into debt.
Call free on 0808 808 4000

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Gamcare: confidential counselling, advice and information for anyone affected by a gambling dependency.
0845 6000 133 local call rate

Older People

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Age Concern Information Line: telephone service for older people, their families, carers and other people working with them.
Freefone 0800 00 99 66

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Seniorline: advice and information service for older people.
Call free on 0808 800 6565

Violence and Crime

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Refuge 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 24 hour crisis line providing counselling, support and welfare for women and children escaping domestic violence
0870 599 5443

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Victim Supportline: Helpline for emotional support and practical advice for anyone affected by crime
0845 30 30 9020 local call rate