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Advice and support

If you are experiencing health or money problems, or need urgent support, there are many places you can go to for help.

Below is a list of support agencies who will be able to help you get the advice and support you need.

Samaritans
Telephone:
08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day)
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org
Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

NHS Direct
Telephone:
0845 4647
Website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Health advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Mind Infoline
Telephone:
0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Email: info@mind.org.uk
Web site:
www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines
Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Telephone:
 0300 5000 927   (10am-2pm Monday to Friday)
Email: info@rethink.org
Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.

Citizens Advice
Telephone: 08454 04 05 06 (Consumer helpline 9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Website: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Citizens Advice Bureaux offer free, confidential, impartial and independent advice from over 3,500 locations. These include high streets, community centres, doctors’ surgeries, courts and prisons. Their advice helps people resolve their problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, and many more issues. It is available to everyone.