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Crisis Hotlines - United Kingdom

Following is a comprehensive list of United Kingdom Crisis Hotline Numbers and Links provided for the Removing Chains live chat support site by their nonprofit founder Ark of Hope for Children. If you have hotline numbers to recommend or links are found to be broken please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have an emergency dial 999

Bullying Hotlines

Child Abuse Hotlines

Crime Victim Hotlines

Domestic Violence Hotlines

Eating Disorder Hotlines

Elder Abuse Hotlines

Family and Friends of Alcoholics      

Foster Care Assistance

Grief Support Helplines

 
HIV/AIDS Hotlines

Human / Child / Sex / Labor Trafficking Helplines     

Institutional Abuse Support

Mental Health Helplines

Missing / Runaway / Exploited Children Hotlines

Parents Hotline

Poison Control Hotline

Rape / Sexual Assault / Incest Helplines

Religious Abuse Support

Ritual & SRA Abuse Support

Self-Harm Helplines

Sex Offenders Registries / Reporting

Substance Abuse / Addiction Helplines

Suicide Hotlines

Teen Helplines

Veterans Helpline

 


Bullying Hotlines

Beat Bullying

ChildLine 0800 1111

National Bullying Helpline 0845 22 55 787

Removing Chains live chat bullying support


Child Abuse Hotlines

Call NSPCC 0808 800 5000 or contact police by calling 999

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) report online

Internet Watch Foundation report child sexual content found online

Removing Chains live chat child abuse support (Also female; male; adult survivors of child abuse)


Crime Victim Hotlines

NOMS Victim Helpline 0845 7585 112

Victim Support UK 0845 30 30 900


Domestic Violence Hotlines

Refuge National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247


Eating Disorder Hotlines

BEAT Helpline - adults 0845 634 1414

BEAT Helpline - youth 0845 634 7650


Elder Abuse Hotlines

Elder Abuse.org 080 8808 8141


Family and Friends of Alcoholics Support

Al-Anon 0207 40 30 888

AdFam 020 7553 7640 - Information and advice for families of alcohol and drug users

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) 0800 358 3456


Foster Care Assistance

 


Grief Support Helplines

Child Bereavement 0800 02 888 40

Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 477 9400

Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide 0844 561 6855 - every day, 9:00am-9:00pm (lo-call rate)


HIV/AIDS Hotlines

 


Human / Child / Sex / Labor Trafficking Helplines

Get Help / Break Free

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) report online 

Removing Chains live chat trafficking survivor support

Report Suspected Trafficking

 


Institutional Abuse Support

Removing Chains live chat ritual abuse support 


Mental Health Helplines (for Suicide hotlines please the see Suicide heading below)

Anxiety UK 0844 477 5774

Breathing Space Scotland 0800 83 85 87

C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline Wales - 0800 132 737 or ext 'help' to 81066

Counselling Directory UK 

Samaritans 08457 90 90 90


Missing / Runaway / Exploited Children Helplines

 


Parents Hotline

Kidscape Anti-Bullying Helpline for Parents 08451 205 204


Poison Control Hotline

 


Rape / Sexual Assault / Incest Helplines

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) report online

Removing Chains live chat female survivor / male survivor support


Religious Abuse Support

Removing Chains live chat ritual abuse support


Ritual & SRA Abuse Support

Removing Chains live chat ritual abuse support


Self-Harm Helplines

Holding of Wrist Help any time by email


Sex Offenders Registries / Reporting

 



Substance Abuse / Addiction Helplines

Alcohol Support Services - Helpline 0800 917 8282


Suicide Hotlines

Papyrus HOPElineUK – 0800 068 41 41   SMS: 07786 209697

Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide 0844 561 6855 - every day, 9:00am-9:00pm (lo-call rate)


Teen Helplines

Removing Chains live chat bullying support /child abuse support / mental health support


Veterans Helpline

UK Emergency Hotline Numbers and links:


General Organizations

Breathing Space Scotland

Free, confidential phone line you can call when you're feeling down.

Helpline: 0800 838 587

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Website: www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk

CALL Helpline Wales

Confidential listening and support service for people in Wales.

Tel: 0800 132 737

Website: www.callhelpline.org.uk

Carers UK

Information and help for the UK's six million carers.

Tel: 020 7490 8818

Carers line: 0808 808 7777

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Website: www.carersuk.org

Carers Northern Ireland

Tel: 028 9043 9843

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Website: www.carersni.org

Carers Scotland

Tel: 0141 221 9141

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Website: www.carerscotland.org

Carers Wales

Tel: 029 2081 1370

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Website: www.carerswales.org

CAUSE (Carers and Users Support Enterprise)

Northern Ireland charity providing practical and emotional support to relatives and carers of people with mental illness.

Tel: 028 9023 8284

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Website: www.cause.org.uk

Counselling Directory

Database of UK counsellors, with information on training, experience and fees.

Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

HandsOnScotland

An online resource for anybody working with children and young people, providing practical information and techniques on developing positive mental wellbeing.

Website: www.handsonscotland.co.uk

Maytree

A sanctuary for the suicidal: a place where, during a brief stay, a person will find the support that can alleviate despair and isolation.

Tel: 020 7263 7070

Website: www.maytree.org.uk

Mental Health Care

Comprehensive information about mental illnesses.

Website: www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation

Uses research and practical projects to help people survive, recover from and avert mental health problems.

Tel: 020 7803 1101

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Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation Scotland

Tel: 0141 572 0125

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Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/scotland/

Mind

Offers many services including helplines, drop-in centres, supported housing, counselling, befriending, advocacy, employment and training schemes.

Information line: 0845 766 0163

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Website: www.mind.org.uk

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

Offers acessible information on NICE mental health guidelines.

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Website: www.nccmh.org.uk

Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health

Provides local support, including housing schemes, home support, advocacy services and information, for those with mental health needs.

Tel: 028 9032 8474

Website: www.niamh.co.uk

PsychNet-UK

Mental health and psychology directory.

Helpline: 0845 122 8622

Website: www.psychnet-uk.com

Rethink

Support and advice for everyone affected by severe mental illness.

General enquiries: 0845 456 0455

National advice service: 020 7840 3188

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Website: www.rethink.org

Samaritans

Provides 24-hour, confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing.

UK helpline: 0845 790 9090

ROI helpline: 1850 609 090

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Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Sane

Offers information, crisis care and emotional support.

Helpline: 0845 767 8000

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Website: www.sane.org.uk

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Campaigns and provides services across Scotland for people with mental health problems, homelessness, addictions and other forms of social exclusion.

Tel: 0141 568 7000

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Website: www.samh.org.uk

Time to Change

England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.

Website: www.time-to-change.org.uk

1 in 4 Forum

UK's largest mental health online forum.

Website: www.1in4-forum.org


Specific organisations

Alzheimer's Society

Information and support for people with the condition, their families and carers.

General enquiries: 020 7423 3500

Helpline: 0845 300 0336

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Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer Scotland

Services for people with the condition, their carers and families.

Tel: 0131 243 1453

Helpline: 0808 808 3000

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Website: www.alzscot.org

No Panic

Help for people with panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders and general anxiety disorders.

Helpline: 0808 808 0545

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Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

AnxietyUK (formerly the National Phobics Society)

A user-led organisation dealing with anxiety disorders.

Tel: 08444 775 774

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Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

First Steps to Freedom

Offers help and advice on phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety and panic attacks.

Helpline: 0845 120 2916

Website: www.first-steps.org

Shaw Trust

Provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the workplace due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances.

Helpline: 0800 085 1001

Website: www.shaw-trust.org.uk

Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)

Structured self-help groups to help with phobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Tel: 0845 600 9601

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Website: www.triumphoverphobia.com

Cruse Bereavement Care

Offers help to anyone who has been bereaved. Free counselling, advice and publications.

Tel: 020 8939 9530

Day-by-day helpline: 0844 477 9400

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Young persons' helpline: 0808 808 1677

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Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Bipolar Fellowship Scotland

Provides information and self-help groups for people in contact with bipolar disorder.

Tel: 0141 560 2050

Website: www.bipolarscotland.org.uk

MDF - The BiPolar Organisation

User-led organisation for people whose lives are affected by bipolar disorder.

Tel: 0845 634 0540

Tel: 020 7793 2600

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Website: www.mdf.org.uk

BPD World

Focuses on borderline personality disorder.

Helpline: 0870 005 3273

Website: www.bpdworld.org

Aware Defeat Depression

Information, advice and support groups for those affected by depression throughout Northern Ireland.

Tel: 028 9032 1734

Helpline: 0845 120 2961

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Website: www.aware-ni.org

Depression Alliance

UK's leading depression charity, with a network of self-help groups.

Tel: 0845 123 2320

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Website: www.depressionalliance.org

Journeys

Supporting people to find their own route to recovery from depression.

Tel: 029 2069 2891

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Website: www.journeysonline.org.uk

Depression Alliance Scotland

A charity based in Scotland working for people with Depression living in Scotland.

Tel: 0845 123 2320

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Website: www.dascot.org

Depression UK (D-UK)

A national self-help charity promoting mutual support between individuals affected by depression, through pen/phone friend schemes and newsletters with members' contributions.

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Website: www.depressionuk.org

Narcotics Anonymous

A self-help group running a network of meetings across England, Scotland and Wales.

Helpline: 0845 373 3366

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Website: www.ukna.org

Narcotics Anonymous Northern Ireland

Helpline: 07810 172991

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Website: www.nanorthernireland.com

B-eat

Helplines, information and network of self-help groups for those with eating disorders.

Adult helpline: 0845 634 1414

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Youth helpline: 0845 634 7650

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Website: www.b-eat.co.uk/Home

OCD Action

For people with obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, compulsive skin picking and trichotillomania.

Helpline 0845 390 6232

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

OCD-UK

Run by people with obsessive-compulsive disorder for people with OCD.

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Website: www.ocduk.org

Association for Post Natal Illness

Advice and support for mothers experiencing postnatal illness.

Tel: 020 7386 0868

Website: www.apni.org

Hafal

Welsh charity for those with severe mental illnesses.

Tel: 01792 816600

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Website: www.hafal.org

Hearing Voices Network

A user-led group offering information, support and understanding to people who hear voices, and to those who support them.

Enquiries: 0845 122 8641

Helpline: 0845 122 8642

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Website: www.hearing-voices.org

Making Space

Helping those affected by schizophrenia and other forms of serious and enduring forms of mental illness.

Tel: 01925 571680

Website: www.makingspace.co.uk

National Schizophrenia Fellowship Scotland

Dedicated to the needs of carers of people affected by schizophrenia or other severe mental health problems.

Tel: 0131 662 4359

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Website: www.nsfscot.org.uk

Equilibrium

User-led self-injury awareness organisation.

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Website: www.selfharmony.co.uk

National Self-Harm Network

Supports people who self-harm, providing information, contacts and workshops.

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Website: www.nshn.co.uk

Women's Therapy Centre

Provides psychotherapy for women with mental health problems.

General enquiries: 020 7263 7860

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Psychotherapy enquiries: 020 7263 6200

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Website: www.womenstherapycentre.co.uk



Family organisations

Age Concern

Information and advice relating to older people.

UK-wide information line: 0800 009966

Age Concern Cymru

Tel: 029 2043 1555

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Website: www.accymru.org.uk

Age Concern England

Helpline: 0800 009966

Website: www.ace.org.uk

Age Concern Northern Ireland

Tel: 028 9024 5729

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Website: www.ageconcernni.org

Age Concern Scotland

Scottish Helpline for Older People: 0845 125 9732

Website: www.ageconcernscotland.org.uk

Aquila Care Trust

Support for men and women after a broken relationship or divorce. Offers courses at venues across the UK.

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Website: www.aquilatrust.org

Childhood Bereavement Network

Information, guidance and support for bereaved children and young people.

Tel: 020 7843 6309

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Website: www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk

ChildLine

Free national helpline for children and young people in danger and distress.

Helpline: 0800 1111

Textphone: 0800 400222

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Contact a Family

Offers support and advice to parents of children who have a mental or physical disability, and enables families to get in touch with each other.

General enquiries: 020 7608 8700

Helpline: 0808 808 3555

Textphone: 0808 808 3556

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Website: www.cafamily.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

Offers help to anyone who is bereaved. Free counselling, advice and publications.

Tel: 020 8939 9530

Day-by-day helpline: 0870 167 1677

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Young persons' helpline: 0808 808 1677

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Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Home-Start

A network of nearly 16,000 trained parent volunteers who can help families with young children.

Freephone: 0800 068 63 68

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Website: www.home-start.org.uk

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)

Information and advice for parents, young people and professionals on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Tel: 020 8952 2800

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Website: www.addiss.co.uk

Parentlineplus

Confidential national helpline for anyone in a parenting role.

Tel: 0808 800 2222

Textphone: 0800 783 6783

Website: www.parentlineplus.org.uk

Relate

Counselling and psychosexual therapy for adults experiencing relationship difficulties. See your phone book for your nearest Relate centre.

Appointments booking line: 0300 100 1234

Website: www.relate.org.uk

Retreat Association

Christian organisation promoting religious retreats.

Tel: 020 7357 7736

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Web: www.retreats.org.uk

Scottish Child Psychotherapy Trust

Works to increase access to effective child and adolescent psychotherapy services.

Contact: The Administrator, 5 La Belle Place, Glasgow G3 7LH.

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Understanding Childhood leaflets available from: www.understandingchildhood.net

SupportLine

Offers confidential emotional support for children, young adults and adults.

Helpline: 020 8554 9004

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Website: www.supportline.org.uk

YoungMinds

Works to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

General enquiries: 020 7336 8445

Parents Helpline: 0800 018 2138

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk


Ethnic minority organisations

Black and Asian Therapists Online

Discusses mental health issues from a Black and Asian perspective and has a directory of Black and Asian counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK.

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Website: www.baato.co.uk

Chinese Mental Health Association

Works to preserve and safeguard the mental health of people of Chinese ethnic origin in the UK.

Tel: 020 7613 1008

Helpline: 0845 122 8660

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Website: www.cmha.org.uk

ICAP

Provides accessible, culturally sensitive counselling to ethnic immigrant groups in the UK, particularly those of Irish origin.

Tel: 020 7272 7906

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Website: www.icap.org.uk

Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill

Provides services and support to people in the Jewish community with mental illnesses, and their carers.

Tel: 020 8458 2223

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Website: www.jamiuk.org

Jewish Mental Health

Helps people in the Jewish community with mental health problems, their carers, and mental health professionals.

Website: www.jewishmentalhealth.info

National Black & Minority Ethnic Mental Health Network

To reduce inequality and promote good practice in mental health for racialised groups.

Tel: 020 7582 0400

Website: www.bmementalhealth.org.uk

Refugee Council

Can provide information on mental health services to refugees and their advisers.

General enquiries: 020 7346 6700

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Website: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk



Professional organisations

Institute of Family Therapy

Provides a range of services for families, couples and other relationship groups.

Tel: 020 7391 9150

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Website: www.instituteoffamilytherapy.org.uk

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Use their website to find accredited cognitive behavioural practitioners.

Tel: 0161 797 4484

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Website: www.babcp.com

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Lists of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists available.

General Enquiries: 01455 883300

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Website: www.bacp.co.uk

British Association of Psychotherapists

Runs a reduced-fee scheme offering psychotherapy at a considerably lower cost to patients who are able to commit themselves to sessions three times a week for a minimum of two years, and who are assessed as suitable to be treated by psychotherapists in training under supervision.

Tel: 020 8452 9823

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Website: www.bap-psychotherapy.org

Mental Health Shop

Run jointly between Rethink and Mental Health Media, offering free downloadable leaflets and publications on all aspects of mental health

Tel: 0845 456 0455

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Website: www.mentalhealthshop.org

Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

North of England NHS centre for psychoanalytic psychotherapy training for professionals working with children, young people and their families. .

Tel: 0113 305 8750

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Website: www.nscap.org.uk

British Psychoanalytic Council

An advisory board made up of representatives from the mental health professions.

Tel: 020 7267 3626

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Website: www.psychoanalytic-council.org

British Psychological Society

The representative body for psychologists and psychology in the UK.

Tel: 0116 254 9568

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Website: www.bps.org.uk

Institute of Psychiatry

Tel: 020 7836 5454

Website: www.iop.kcl.ac.uk

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Publishes factsheets, leaflets and books for the public on common mental health problems and psychiatric treatments, some of which are available in other languages such as Chinese.

National headquarters: 020 7235 2351

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Nothern Ireland division: 028 9027 8793

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Scottish division: 0131 220 2910

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Welsh division: 029 2048 9006

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Website: www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Society of Analytical Psychology

Provides reduced-fee analysis to members of the public through the work of the CG Jung Clinic. Also offers recognised training in adult and child analysis.

Tel: 020 7435 7696

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Website: www.jungian-analysis.org

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Publishes the National Register of Psychotherapists, which lists more than 5,000 therapists.

Tel: 020 7014 9955

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Website: www.psychotherapy.org.uk 

Canada Area Emergency Hotline Numbers and links:

 

Know Stigma

 http://www.knowstigma.com

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

 http://www.suicideprevention.ca/

204-784-4073

Canadian Mental Health Association

 http://www.cmha.ca/

Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868

www.kidshelpphone.ca

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

 http://www.camh.net/

Anxiety Panic Support (List of Resources by country

 http://www.anxietypanicsupport.com/crisis.php

Canada -- Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 http://suicidehotlines.com/canada.html

National Suicide prevention Lifeline

 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-TALK

Honouring Life

 http://www.honouringlife.ca/Helplines

Mental Health Commission of Canada

www.mentalhealthcommission.ca

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada

www.mooddisorderscanada.ca

Collateral Damage

www.leftbehindbysuicide.org

Your Life Counts

www.yourlifecounts.org

The Jack Project

www.thejackproject.org


British Columbia

CMHA British Columbia division

 http://www.cmha.bc.ca/

604-688-3234

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Crisis Centre

 http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/about-us/contact-us/

1-800-SUICIDE

Here To Help

 http://heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/suicide

Youth In B.C.

 http://www.youthinbc.com/

1-866-661-3311

Counselling B.C.

 http://www.counsellingbc.com/

604-729-6059


Alberta

CMHA Alberta Division

 http://www.alberta.cmha.ca/

780-482-6576

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Centre for Suicide Prevention

 http://suicideinfo.ca/

403-245-3900

Suicide Information & Education Services

 http://www.suicidehelp.ca/


Saskatchewan

CMHA Saskatchewan Division

 http://www.cmhask.com

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service

 http://www.saskatooncrisis.ca/


Manitoba

CMHA Manitoba Division

 http://www.manitoba.cmha.ca

Manitoba Suicide Line

 http://www.reasontolive.ca/

1-877-435-7170


Yukon

CMHA Yukon Division

 http://www.ontario.cmha.ca/inside_cmha.asp?cID=7641#Yukon

(867) 668-7144

Depression Undersood

 http://www.depression-understood.org/information/yukonterritory.htm

(403) 668-9111


Northwest Territories

CMHA Northwest Territories Division

 http://www.cmha.ca/bins/loc_page2.asp?cid=58-85&;cmp_id=714&lang=1

(867) 873-3190


Ontario

CMHA Ontario Division

 http://www.ontario.cmha.ca/

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention Inc.

 http://www.ospn.ca/

Distress Centres Ontario

 http://www.dcontario.org/services.html

Community Information and Volunteer Centre

 http://york.cioc.ca/record/HMT0501

Crisis Line

 http://www.crisisline.ca/

Distress Centres of Toronto

www.torontodistresscentre.com

Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council

www.wrspc.ca

Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre

www.hincksdellcrest.org

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

www.schizophrenia.ca

D.I.F.D

www.doitfordaron.com


Quebec

CMHA Quebec

 http://www.acsm.qc.ca/ (French)

Suicide Action Montreal

www.suicideactionmontreal.org/

(514) 723-4000

Centre De prevention Du Suicide Du Haut-Richelieu

450-348-6300


Newfoundland & Labrador

CMHA Newfound & Labrador Division

 http://www.cmhanl.ca/

1-888-737-4668

Coalition Against Violence

 http://www.coalitionagainstviolence.ca/crisis%20contacts.htm

Central Health

 http://www.centralhealth.nl.ca/toll-free-numbers/


New Brunswick

CMHA New Brunswick Division

 http://www.nb.cmha.ca/

Chimo Helpline

 http://www.chimohelpline.ca/


Prince Edward Island

CMHA Prince Edward Island Division

 http://www.cmha.pe.ca


Nova Scotia

CMHA Nova Scotia Division

 http://www.novascotia.cmha.ca/

Metro Help Line

 http://www.ylm.ca/ylm/ylm_comp_detail.aspx?comp_id=396862

Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

 http://www.mentalhealthns.ca/

Australia Emergency Hotline Numbers and links


ADAVIC - Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (Inc.) aims to assist people who suffer from Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety and Depression.

Alcoholics Anonymous - this organisation has been in existence for over 70 years and has assisted millions of alcoholics to achieve long-term sobriety. It advocates a 12-step recovery program and works on the principle of one alcoholic sharing with another. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

  1. Amile - AMILE Advocacy Service Inc. is a non-profit health promotion charity that provides support, information and advocacy to those affected directly or indirectly by mental illness. This includes carers and family members who have someone who lives with a mental illness. AMILE is an acronym for “advocating mental illness and life experience”

ARAFEMI Victoria Inc. (Association of Relatives And Friends of the Emotionally and Mentally Ill) - provides services to the community of the state of Victoria, for the care and support of families and individuals dealing with an emotional or mental illness.

ARCVic (Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria) is a specialist, state-wide community organisation, providing support, recovery, early intervention and educational services to people and families living with anxiety disorders (for example OCD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia) and associated depression. Education, training and consultation services are provided to primary care and mental health professionals and agencies.

Aspire - Pathway to Mental Health is a non-government organisation in south west Victoria providing community based support and rehabilitation services for those affected by mental illness.

  1. Auseinet - The Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health. The website functions as a clearinghouse for online resources.

Living is For everybody (LiFe) - The LiFe website has been developed by the Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health (Auseinet) as part of its commitment to the Australian Government National Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS). Factsheets, links, policies, projects, a resources data base, reading lists and statistics are some of the high quality resources which are available. Many of them are free and accessible online.

Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) - the only Australian portal to quality-assured Australia and international drug information, research, education, services and databases.

Better Health Channel - Health information and services.

Beyond Blue - aims to improve community awareness of depression and associated disorders and to promote effective treatment and care for people with these conditions.

Carers Australia - a national organisation for carers of people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.

Carers Victoria - has played a significant role in ensuring that carers are recognised and supported, and that their needs and concerns are considered by Government services and the community.

Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice -The CPNRP is a focal body for psychiatric nursing within Victoria, within all domains including practice, research, education and training.

Commonwealth Aged and Community Care

Community Visitors Programme - Community Visitors are volunteers who are appointed by the Governor in Council to visit psychiatric services to inquire into matters such as the adequacy and standard of services provided, and the care and treatment consumers receive. Community Visitors are independent of the service-providing agency.

  1. depressioNet - provides an independent, comprehensive resource for information help and 24 hour support for people living with depression.

Disability Employment Action Centre (DEAC) - Placement service for people with a disability, including people with psychiatric disability. Individual and group advocacy. OHS information, industrial advocacy.

Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre - an integrated and comprehensive psychiatric service aimed at addressing needs of older adolescents and young adults with emerging psychotic disorders.

Employment (Australian Employment Services). A job search can be done -choose "job network" and type in your suburb or postcode. A list of employment services comes up indicating those that are disability specific.

The Geelong Clinic - Eating Disorders Program

  1. Grow The primary aim is to help fellow sufferers of mental illness or emotional distress recover their mental health and wellbeing through self-activation and friendly mutual help. Many people who experience depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses, loss, abuse, relationship difficulties or various other misfortunes, often endure their problems with great courage, but do not have the support or knowledge which will enable them to overcome these problems. GROW has found a way based on the lived experience of thousands of individuals who have had a mental illness and have recovered.
  2.  - The administrator's function is to legally protect the personal and financial affairs of persons who, because of disability, are unable to make reasonable decisions about their personal or financial affairs and who are vulnerable to exploitation, abuse or neglect.
  3. headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. The headspace mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young Australian's aged 12-25. To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country.

Kids Help Line Search for services and agencies who may be able to help you or those you care about.

Media Releases

Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

Mental Health Foundation - (Victoria) membership encompasses people living with mental illness, family members, carers and friends, professionals from many fields, mental health service providers and the public.

Mental Health Legal Centre - provides legal information, legal advice, legal referral and legal advocacy.

The Mental Health Library - This specialist collection is available as a reference library to members of the public. The collection focuses on psychiatry, psychology and allied health relevant to mental health issues.

Mental Health Review Board - The Mental Health Review Board is an independent tribunal set up by the Mental Health Act 1986. One of the board’s functions is to review all involuntary patients within 8 weeks of being placed on an involuntary order to decice if they can be discharged from the order. It also hears appeals from patients on involuntary treatment orders or community treatment orders who want to be discharged. All patients are allowed to have an advocate of their choice at the hearing.

Mental Health Research Institute - the only medical research institute in Australia devoted solely to the scientific investigation of the causes of serious psychiatric disorders.

Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service
Mental Health Research Institute
Locked Bag 11
Parkville 3052
Phone: (03) 9389 2920
Fax: (03) 9387 5061

Mental Illness Fellowship (formerly Schizophrenia Fellowship of Victoria). - Victoria's leading membership-based not-for-profit organisation working with people with mental illness, their families and friends to improve their well being.

  1. mind - Mind has been operating for more than 30 years and is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit, non-government providers of mental health services to people recovering from a mental illness. Mind also assists people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access community services including safe and stable accommodation. Each year Mind helps more than 2,300 people across Victoria and South Australia to rebuild their lives, reconnect with family, friends and the community and rediscover a purpose in life (Formerly The Richmond Fellowship of Victoria)
  2.  - centre for training and research in development health
  3. Mindlinx - MindlinX is a primary mental health service providing a consultation and liaison service to general practitioners, community health services and primary care providers. MindlinX also provides education and training to primary care providers and crisis prevention support to existing services. Referral is via a GP or other primary carer.

MindMatters - A school-based mental health promotion program funded by the Commonwealth Government.

Multicultural Mental Health Australia - (MMHA) provides national leadership in mental health and suicide prevention for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

The Network for Carers of people with a mental illness - Victoria

Norwood Association - Enhancing mental health in our community

Office of the Health Services Commissioner - The Commissioner is the equivalent of a "health ombudsman". He/she can take any compliant from users of any health service.

Office of the Public Advocate - The Office of the Public Advocate represents the interests of Victorian people with disabilities. Our aim is to promote the rights and dignity of people with disabilities, and to strengthen their position in society.

Psychosurgery Review Board - The Psychosurgery Review Board was established by section 56 of the Mental Health Act 1986. Its function is to determine whether psychosurgery should be performed on any person in Victoria. It is a criminal offence to perform psychosurgery without the consent of the Board. Applications to the Board are made by a psychiatrist who seeks to arrange for a neurosurgeon to perform psychosurgery.

Reach Out - Through the Reach Out service, young people are provided with the skills, tools and connections they need to make positive life choices about their mental health and wellbeing.

SANE Australia - a national charity helping people affected by mental illness.

SuicideLine (VIC) - vic: 1300 651 251 Available throughout Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the cost of a local call (mobiles extra). Interpreters can be arranged for non-English speaking callers. It provides suicide prevention - counselling & support, crisis intervention and information for people concerned about suicidal risk in others.

Suicide Call Back Service - a national telephone counselling service funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing that provides short to medium term support to people at risk of suicide, their carers, and people bereaved by the suicide of a loved one. 1300 659 467 10.00 am to 8.30 pm (EST) 7days a week.

SUMITT (Substance Use and Mental Illness Treatment Team) - The staff members aim to provide clinical services to individuals who have a 'dual diagnosis', to improve their health outcomes, upgrade the skills of clinicians in both mental health and drug and alcohol services, and to enhance the effectiveness of the service system in the provision of care and treatment to people who have co-existing disorders.

Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre - Turning Point strives to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms

Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) - The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders is a statewide program established to provide consultation (primary, secondary and tertiary) and education and training services to public specialist mental health services, to support local delivery of effective eating disorder treatment and service responses.

Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) - a Victorian Government Statutory Authority which provides effective mental health services in a safe and secure environment to people who have both a mental disorder and a history of criminal offending.

Victorian Interpreting & Translating Service - The Mental Health Interpreting Service (MHIS) is funded through public mental health services to provide free specialist interpreting and translating services in over seventy languages and dialects.

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) - based in Melbourne VMIAC is a consumer/survivor advocacy organisation for people with mental health problems.

Victorian Ombudsman - The Ombudsman is an independent office of government set up specifically to investigate complaints about government departments and services in the State of Victoria.

Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit - The unit’s function is to contribute to improvement in the quality and accessibility of mental health services available to non-English speaking background communities and to develop innovative models of mental health service delivery. It pursues this goal through an integrated program of work in the areas of education, research and clinical service.

  1. VICSERV - the peak body for non-government psychiatric disability support services in Victoria.

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