Helpful Links

Helpful Contact Information

Alcohol / Drugs / Self-harm / Suicide

Drinkline
At Drinkline – you will be given advice on sensible drinking and alcohol misuse

Contact:
0300 123 1110

Frank – National Drugs Helpline UK
At National Drugs Helpline, you can Talk to Frank. Overall, this service provides information about drugs for people who use them, their friends, families, and colleagues.

Contact:
0300 123 6600 

Hope UK
This is a national charity providing drug and alcohol education and training for children and young people, parents, and youth workers.

Contact:
0207 928 0848

Maytree Sanctuary
Maytree is a registered charity respite centre. At this service, they support people in suicidal crisis, in a non-medical setting.

Contact:
0207 263 7070

Samaritans UK
Are you in distress or feeling despair, which could lead to suicide?

At Samaritans, you can get emotional support, which is available confidentially and non-judgmentally 24 hrs in a day.

Contact:
116 123 or 0845 790 9090

Selfharm UK
This organization supports young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, share and ask questions.

Contact:
info@selfharm.co.uk

Teen Challenge
Teen Challenge is a residential drug rehabilitation centre located in East London.

Overall, they help young men aged 18-40 gain freedom from drug and alcohol addiction.

Contact:
0208 553 3338 / 0208 478 5499

The Mix
The Mix (1-2-1 Chat) is the UK’s leading support service for young people, to help them take on any challenge they are facing.

Moreover, challenges could range from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.

Contact

0808 808 4994

Young Minds Matter
Promising a better and hopeful future for all young people, especially those of African, Asian and minority communities. Assuredly, Young Minds Matter supports those struggling with mental health issues. At best, young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Parent-line can be reached at:

Contact:
0808 802 5544 

Elderly / Health / Support / Violence

Age UK
This is a Help the Aged Senior Line. Subsequently, confidential advice and information is provided for older people, their relatives, carers, and friends.

Contact:
0808 800 6565

Bullying Advice Line
At this service, you can get free confidential help and advice about bullying in the workplace and related issues. Currently, the helpline phone is:

Contact:
0808 800 2222

Cancer Research UK
As this is a fund-raising charity service, we fund scientists, doctors, and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. In addition, we provide cancer information to the public.

Contact:
0808 800 4040

Hourglass
At this service, you receive Elder Abuse Response.  Consequently, this is a support for anyone concerned about the abuse of older people.

Contact:
0800 169 6565 / 0808 808 8141
 

MIND Mental Health
At MIND, they provide support and advice to empower those with a mental health problem.

Contact:
0208 519 2122

NHS 111

This is a confidential 24-hour telephone helpline. Currently, it is staffed by nurses offering healthcare advice and information to callers at any time, wherever you are in England. Interpreters are available if you require one.

Contact:
111

Sane Helpline
At Sane Line you can get support, as it is an advice line for those facing mental health problems.

Contact:
0845 767 8000

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous
They are an ongoing, non-religious or faith service for adult survivors of sexual abuse, over 18 yrs.

Subsequently, they provide peer-to-peer support groups, using a 12-Step Programme.

Contact:
natalie@sosaa.org.uk
07956013455

Victim’s Support
This is a helpline for emotional support and practical advice for anyone affected by crime.

Contact:
0808 168 9111

Woman’s Aid Helpline
This is a national charity working with women and children to end domestic abuse.

Contact:
0207 263 7070

Woman’s Trust
Woman’s Trust is a support and mental health service. Promisingly, it helps women affected by domestic violence, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment.

Contact:
0808 200 0247

Family /Relationships

Care for the family
They have 30 years of caring for the family. This is a national family charity offering support, events, and courses across the UK, and creating useful resources, available worldwide.

As they are motivated by Christian compassion, they extend their service to everyone, of any faith or none (these are families; marriages & couples; singlehood).

Contact:
mail@cff.org.uk
029 2081 0800

Relate for Couple Counselling
They provide help and support, to strengthen relationships, such as counselling for marriage/relationships.

Contact:
0300 100 1234

Divorce Care
These are support groups and seminars, helping to heal from the deep hurt of divorce, bringing hope for the future.

Contact:
0800-489-7778

Family Mediators Association
This service offers low-cost consultation for separating couples, giving them an opportunity to make decisions about their children and finances.

Subsequently, clients receive guidance from trained and impartial mediators, involving affordable lawyers and a judge to help shape the family’s future.

Contact:
0808 200 0033

NSPCC
Promisingly, this is a children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Basically, they help abused children to rebuild their lives, protecting those at risk, and finding prevention from abuse.

Contact:
0800 800 5000

Gingerbread Lone Parent’s Support and Advice
The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline supports lone parents by providing information to help with issues pertaining to theirs and their children’s welfare.

These issues could be child maintenance, contact, employment, education, welfare benefits and tax credits, housing, or debt.

Contact:
0800 018 4318

Parent Line
Family Lives works in transforming families, supporting parents, and making happier relationships, happier families, and a stronger society.

Contact:
0808 800 2222

Homeless UK
Currently, advice and information is available for the homeless and those with housing problems.

The problems could be housing rights, harassment, illegal eviction, rent and mortgage arrears. Additionally, other problems could be disrepair, housing benefit, domestic violence, hostel placements and finding accommodation.

Contact:
0808 800 4444

Shelterline
Shelterline is a 24-hour national helpline service, offering free confidential and impartial advice and advocacy on housing problems.

Contact:
0808 800 4444

St Mungo’s
St. Mungo’s helps people to recover from the issues that create homelessness. Otherwise, it could be getting permanent new homes, finding meaningful activities, learning courses and employment.

Subsequently, their three foci are:

  • EMERGENCY – helping people out of homelessness.
  • RECOVERY – helping to leave homelessness behind forever.
  • PREVENTION – tackling issues that led to homelessness & avoiding setbacks.
Contact:
info@mungos.org
0203 856 600

Trussel Trust
Trussel Trust is a Christian charity that works with people regardless of religious belief or non-belief, inclusive of all backgrounds.

Currently, they equip communities to combat poverty and exclusion, raising awareness and giving hope for a full life.

Contact:
0172 258 0180

General Information

Chat Now!
GROUNDWIRE provides free Christian help and spiritual advice for anyone online, with questions, fears, doubts, or worries.

Why not talk to someone who cares – why not chat now to a Christian?

We are willing to listen and waiting to help.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB helps people resolve legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent, and confidential advice.

Contact:
0344 411 1444

Counselling Therapy – OCCS (Orpington Christian Counselling Service)
OCCS is a professional counselling service to anyone of any faith or no faith, who wants to talk over their struggles or problems.

Subsequently, the counselling service is not spiritually directed. Also, it is not an ‘advice giving service’ but is part of the churches’ healing ministry and a ‘talking therapy’.

Contact:
info@occs.org.uk
07833305665

Disability Law Service
This is a legal advice helpline for disabled people, their families, and carers.

Contact:
0207 791 9800

Disability Rights Helpline
Disability Rights Helpline – Information and advice for disabled people who have been discriminated against in some way.

Contact:
0845 762 2633

Life with Confidence
Practical ways to build self-confidence
How different would your life be if you had more self-confidence?

How much more would you achieve?

Assuredly, Life with Confidence provides positive ways of thinking…to boost self-esteem and confidence.

Premier Lifeline
This is a National Christian Helpline. It offers a confidential listening ear, along with emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective and prayer.

Contact:
0300 111 0101

Queen Elizabeth Fund for the Disabled
This service is a rehabilitation, convalescence, holidays and other needs and general welfare of disabled people.

Contact:
0137 284 1100

Migrants Resource Centre
The Migrants Resource Centre values migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, who live in London.

Subsequently, they work in partnership with other agencies, to remove barriers preventing migrants contributing fully to society.

Contact:
0207 834 2505

Workshops (Individuals)
Into the Light offers support, counselling, information, and resources around the issues of sexual abuse, for those who have been abused and those who support them.

Overall, the support involves giving information, breaking isolation, sharing experience.

Contact:
info@intothelight.org.uk

Debt / Money Management

Gamcare Gambling
Debt Charity experts helping people to manage and repay their debts, offering tailored advice and practical solutions to help you manage debt and make a fresh start.

Contact:
0800 138 1111

National Debtline
Gamcare’s staff are dedicated and experienced professionals, helping problem gamblers and their friends and families, providing advice on the phone and online or face to face counselling.

Contact:
0808 802 0133

Step Change
National Debt-line is a free, independent and confidential debt advice service run by the charity Money Advice Trust.

Contact:
0800 138 1111

Wellness

Ashburnham Place
There are retreats, rests, and opportunities available for individuals, business groups, churches, and volunteering.

At your leisure, you can find Christian Prayer retreats in 220 luxurious and picturesque acres of Sussex, England, UK

Contact:
0142 489 2244


CCI UK

The comprehensive guide to Christian holidays and residential centres for families and individuals.

Contact:
office@cci.org.uk
01908 477951

Fitfish
Provides Personal Retreats, Personalised Healthy Eating Programmes: Online and Local Support & Resources.

Subsequently, you can link physical, spiritual, and emotional fitness, together, along your spiritual journey.

Assuredly, the service will be inspiring, motivating and enabling Christians and those of no faith, to get a well-balanced physical, spiritual, and emotional health.

Contact:
0118 947 0337

Healing Room Ministries
The London Healing Rooms is a place where anyone can come for prayer, no matter what the need (physical sickness, pain or any other concern or need).

Contact:
0208 539 8558 / 2906

Retreat Association
They help you explore and deepen your journey with God through retreats.

Contact:
info@retreats.org.uk
0149 456 9056

Wellness

Ashburnham Place
There are retreats, rests, and opportunities available for individuals, business groups, churches, and volunteering.

At your leisure, you can find Christian Prayer retreats in 220 luxurious and picturesque acres of Sussex, England, UK

Contact:
0142 489 2244


CCI UK

The comprehensive guide to Christian holidays and residential centres for families and individuals.

Contact:
office@cci.org.uk
01908 477951

Fitfish
Provides Personal Retreats, Personalised Healthy Eating Programmes: Online and Local Support & Resources.

Subsequently, you can link physical, spiritual, and emotional fitness, together, along your spiritual journey.

Assuredly, the service will be inspiring, motivating and enabling Christians and those of no faith, to get a well-balanced physical, spiritual, and emotional health.

Contact:
0118 947 0337

Healing Room Ministries
The London Healing Rooms is a place where anyone can come for prayer, no matter what the need (physical sickness, pain or any other concern or need).

Contact:
0208 539 8558 / 2906

Retreat Association
They help you explore and deepen your journey with God through retreats.

Contact:
info@retreats.org.uk
0149 456 9056