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Patients and carers

National contacts

Patients and carers

National contacts

Patients and carers

National contacts

Patients and carers

National contacts

These are key national contacts for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties, and those close to them.

For details of our services visit South London and Maudsley service finder.

For urgent help visit crisis support

Adfam
For those close to someone addicted to drugs and/or alcohol
Call: 020 3817 9410
www.adfam.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous
Call: 0800 9177 650 (24 hours)
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
For men of all ages.
Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight)
www.thecalmzone.net

Carers UK
Call: 0808 808 7777
Email: adviceline@carersuk.org
www.carersuk.org

Cruse
Bereavement support
Call: 0808 808 1677
www.cruse.org.uk

Dementia
Alzheimer’s Society
Call: 0333 150 3456 (various times)
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Domestic Violence Helpline
freephone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours a day)
Email: helpline@refuge.org.uk
www.refuge.org.uk

FRANK (Drugs and alcohol advice)
Call: 0300 123 6600 (24 hours a day)
www.talktofrank.com

Papyrus UK (Prevention of young suicide)
Hopeline: 0800 068 41 41
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
www.papyrus-uk.org

LGBT+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans+)
Switchboard
Call: 0300 330 0630 (10am to 10pm)
Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt
www.switchboard.lgbt

Mind
Information and advice on mental health
www.mind.org.uk

NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
Call: 0808 801 0331 (various times)
www.napac.org.uk

Rape Crisis
(Support for women and girls)
Call: 0808 802 9999 (various times)
www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness
Includes information about local support
www.rethink.org

Samaritans
Confidential support from trained volunteers
Call: 116 123
www.samaritans.org

SMART Recovery
An alternative to the 'anonymous' groups for people with an addiction
www.smartrecovery.org.uk

SANE (emotional support for anyone affected by mental illness)
Call: 07984 967 708 to request a call
www.sane.org.uk

Shelter
Housing and homelessness advice
www.shelter.org.uk

Shout
Free, confidential and anonymous text support service
Text: 85258
www.giveusashout.org

Silverline - support for older people
Call: 0800 4 70 80 90 (24 hours)
www.thesilverline.org.uk

StepChange
Free debt advice and solutions.
www.stepchange.org

Victim Support
Call: 08 08 16 89 111 (various times)
www.victimsupport.org.uk

Call costs: 0800 and 0808 numbers are free to call. 0300 numbers are local rate.


For more information and resources visit the national NHS website.