Resources relating to specific concerns such as anxiety or bereavement

Specific Concerns

Specific Concerns

ABUSE
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child's well-being (24 hour helpline)

Refuge
Advice on dealing with domestic violence - Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk (access live chat Mon-Fri 3-10pm)

Victim Support - www.victimsupport.org.uk
Free confidential support to all victims after crime (NB not an emergency service) - free 24/7 support line – 08 08 16 89 111 or fill in online form for support and advice. Someone from local victim care team will contact you within three working days (Mon to Fri).


ADDICTIONS
Alcoholics Anonymous - www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk - helpline 0800 9177650

Narcotics Anonymous - https://ukna.org - Helpline: 10.00am - midnight - 0300 999 1212

National Gambling Helpline - www.begambleaware.org/ngts - Freephone 24-7 0808 8020 133

"In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - Close Encounters with Addiction" by Gabor Mate (Amazon £8.87)


ANXIETY
Anxiety UK
Helpline: 03444 775 774 Text support: 07537 416 905. www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Calm
No. 1 App for mindfulness / body scan meditations and bedtime stories for improved sleep. Free trial offered.

No Panic
Wealth of resources to support management of anxiety at www.nopanic.org.uk/resources/ plus helpline available daily 10am-10pm - 0300 772 9844


BEREAVEMENT:
Cruse Bereavement Care
Support and practical advice following bereavement - www.cruse.org.uk - Helpline: 0844 477 9400

Winston's Wish
Freephone Helpline 08088 020 021 for expert advice and guidance on bereavement support for a grieving child or young person after the death of a loved one.

Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) - Freephone helpline (0808 164 3332)

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)
Helpline available 9am - 9pm, 7 days per week, 52 weeks of the year. It provides an opportunity to talk confidentially with someone who has been bereaved by suicide and to know that you are not alone in your experience - 0300 111 5065

The Miscarriage Association - 01924 200799 or email: info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk


DISORDERED EATING
"Understanding Your Eating - how to eat and not worry about it" by Julia Buckroyd (Amazon £18.37)

Beat
beateatingdisorders.org.uk and free helplines for people of all ages, offering support and information about eating disorders open 365 days a year from 9am–midnight during the week, and 4pm–midnight on weekends and bank holidays. 0808 801 0677 (England) - 0808 801 0432 (Scotland) -0808 801 0433 (Wales) and 0808 801 0434 (Northern Ireland)