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Alcohol / Drugs / Self-harm / Suicide

Drinkline - Advice on sensible drinking and alcohol misuse
0300 123 1110

Frank - National Drugs Helpline
Drugs - National Drugs Helpline (Talk to Frank) - Information about drugs for people who use them, their friends, families and colleagues.
0300 123 6600 - Helpline (UK)

A national charity providing drug and alcohol education and training for children and young people, parents and youth workers.
0207 928 0848

Supports young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, share and ask questions.

Are you in distress or feeling despair, which could lead to suicide? Emotional support is available confidentially and non-judgmentally 24/7.
116 123 or 0845 790 9090 (UK)

Maytree Sanctuary
A registered charity respite centre, supporting people in suicidal crisis, in a non-medical setting.
0207 263 7070

Teen Challenge
Is a residential drug rehabilitation centre located in East London, helping young men aged 18-40 gain freedom from drug and alcohol addiction.
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 - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.
0808 808 4994

Elderly / Health / Support / Violence

Age UK
Help the Aged Senior Line - Confidential advice and information for older people, their relatives carers and friends.
0808 800 6565

Elder Abuse Response - Support for anyone concerned about the abuse of older people
0800 169 6565 / 0808 808 8141

National Cancer Institute
The NCRI (National Cancer (Research) Institute) Partnerships for over ten years, have been working to promote communication, coordination and collaboration in cancer research, helping patients, carers and others affected by cancer.

NHS 111
Confidential 24 hour telephone helpline staffed by nurses offering healthcare advice and information to callers at any time wherever you are in England. Interpreter are available if required.

MIND Mental Health
Provide support and advice to empower those with a mental health problem.
0208 519 2122

Sane Helpline
Sane Line - Advice line for those facing mental health problems.
0845 767 8000

Bullying Advice Line
Free confidential help and advice about bullying in the workplace and related issues. Helpline:
0808 800 2222

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous
An ongoing, non-religious or faith service for adult survivors of sexual abuse, over 18 yrs., providing peer-to-peer support groups, using a 12-Step Programme.

Woman's Aid Helpline
The national charity working with women and children to end domestic abuse.
0207 263 7070

Woman's Trust
A support and mental health service, helping women affected by domestic violence, in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
0808 200 0247

Victim's Support
Helpline for emotional support and practical advice for anyone affected by crime.
0808 168 9111

Family /Relationships

Care for the family
Nearly 30 years of caring for the family – a national family charity, offering support, events, and courses across the UK, and creating useful resources, available worldwide. Motivated by Christian compassion, extended to everyone, of any faith or none (families; marriages & couples; single-hood).
029 2081 0800

Relate for Couple Counselling
Provide help and support, to strengthen relationships. (Counselling for marriage/relationships)
0300 100 1234

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

Family Mediators Association
Offers low-cost consultation for separating couples, giving them an opportunity to make decisions about their children and finances. They receive guidance from trained and impartial mediators, involving affordable lawyers and a judge to help shape the family’s future.
0808 200 0033

A children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands, helping abused children to rebuild their lives, protecting those at risk, and finding prevention from abuse.
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 (Child maintenance, contact, employment, education, welfare benefits and tax credits, housing, debt.
0800 018 4318

Parent Line
Family Lives works in transforming families, supporting parents and making happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society.
0808 800 2222

Advice and information for the homeless and those with housing problems (housing rights, harassment, illegal eviction, rent and mortgage arrears, disrepair, housing benefit, domestic violence, hostel placements and finding accommodation).
0808 800 4444

Shelterline: 24-hour national helpline offering free confidential and impartial
advice and advocacy on housing problems
0808 800 4444

St Mungo's
Helps people recover from the issues that create homelessness, getting permanent new homes, finding meaningful activities, learning courses and employment. Their three focus: EMERGENCY (helping people out of homelessness; RECOVERY (helping to leave homelessness behind forever); PREVENTION (tackling issues that led to homelessness & avoiding setbacks). Contact:
0203 856 600

Trussel Trust
A Christian charity that works with people regardless of religious belief or non-belief, inclusive of all backgrounds. They equip communities to combat poverty and exclusion, raising awareness and giving hope for a full life.
0172 258 0180

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.
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.
0808 802 0133

Step Change
National Debt-line is a free, independent and confidential debt advice service run by the charity Money Advice Trust.
0800 138 1111

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)
Helping people resolve legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.
0344 411 1444

Counselling Therapy - OCCS (Orpington Christian Counselling Service)
Offering a professional counselling service to anyone of any faith or no faith, who wants to talk over their struggles or problems. The counselling service is not spiritually directed and is not an 'advice giving service', but is part of the churches' healing ministry and a 'talking therapy'. Contact:

Disability Law Service
Legal advice helpline for disabled people, their families and carers.
0207 791 9800

Disability Rights Helpline
Disability Rights Helpline - Information and advice for disabled people who have been discriminated against in some way.
0845 762 2633

Emotional Health & Wellbeing
Joyce Prendergast - A qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor providing counselling services in SE London (Bellingham, Bromley, Catford, Lewisham & Orpington); working with adults & children from diverse cultural backgrounds, with a variety of issues; promoting emotional health & well-being in a safe, non-judgmental & confidential space. Please contact Joyce Prendergast on:
07760 301 567

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? Life with Confidence provides positive ways of boost self-esteem and confidence.

Premier Lifeline
The National Christian Helpline is a confidential telephone helpline offering a listening ear along with emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective and prayer.
0300 111 0101

Queen Elizabeth Fund for the Disabled
Provides rehabilitation, convalescence, holidays and other needs and general welfare of disabled people.
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. They work in partnership with other agencies, to remove barriers preventing migrants contributing fully to society.
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; giving information, breaking isolation, sharing experience.

Women & Men Counselling Service (Essex)
Christel Owen provides confidential Christian counselling and married couples counselling within the Essex area and its vicinity. Please contact Christel Owen (Dip, MACC) on:
02070417513 / 07951528256

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BAHLM: Building and Healing Lives Ministries -
provides a trusting and non-judgmental place of respite and restoration in the tumult of life. A place to find yourself in a Christian therapeutic environment, with caring and understanding ministry leaders, ready to hear your story and meet with you where you are, in a godly and accepting space....Building lives, healing hearts.
0844 884 2719 / 0784 762 0103

Ashburnham Place
Retreat and rest for individuals, business groups, churches and volunteering. Christian Prayer retreats in 220 acres of Sussex, England, UK
0142 489 2244

Provides Personal Retreats, Personalised Healthy Eating Programmes: Online and Local Support & Resources; linking physical, spiritual and emotional fitness together along your spiritual journey; inspiring, motivating and enabling Christians to get a well-balanced physical, spiritual and emotional health.
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).
0208 539 8558 / 2906

The comprehensive guide to Christian holidays and residential centres for families and individuals.
01908 477951

Retreat Association
Helping you explore and deepen your journey with God through retreats.
0149 456 9056


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