Useful Contacts

Need Urgent Assistance?

If you, or someone you are supporting, need help with an issue urgently, you can get support, advice or assistance from a range of specialised experts that cover most of the issues people are facing in our society today, both locally and nationally.

Search for Local or National Help

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database, provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma. It brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place.

When you’re experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That’s what MIND do. They empower people to understand their mental health and the choices available to them.

Urgent 24 Hour Help

If you urgently need to talk to someone about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email or visit some branches in person. They won’t judge you, and could help you make sense of what you’re feeling. 

If you would prefer not to talk but you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text SHOUT to 85258. Shout offers a confidential 24/7 text service providing support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.

Help and support for specific issues

In today’s complex and troubled world, we can often find ourselves grappling with a wide array of challenges and concerns. Whether you or someone you know is facing personal or societal issues, it’s essential to know where to turn for assistance. Fortunately, there are a multitude of resources and support networks, staffed by knowledgeable experts who specialize in addressing various issues. The following guide will help to connect individuals with the help they need, both on a local and national scale, ensuring that no one has to face their struggles alone.

Cost of Living

Older People

Domestic Abuse

Debt Support

Young People

Eating Disorders

  • Talk Ed – Help for eating disorders
  • BEAT – Support & information

Trauma Support


Addiction Support

Other Help & Support

Rethink – Advice and support, rights and living with mental illness.

SANE – Emotional support and groups/forums.

Bristol Menopause Clinic – Local clinic supporting menopause symptoms.

Cruse Bereavement Care – Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close.

Combat Stress – Mental health support and clinical treatment for veterans from the British Armed Forces.

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors | PODS  – PODS helps and supports people who have suffered trauma and developed a dissociative disorder. Additionally, PODS also helps the people who support survivors.

PD and Me – Personality disorders, advice, diagnosis, crisis help.