Directory

A curated list of support networks for you and your loved ones to help with whatever challenge you're facing.

  • SupportLine

    A confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

    Phone: 01708 765200

    Website: www.supportline.org.uk

  • NHS Choices

    Website: www.nhs.uk

  • Anxiety UK

    Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

    Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)

    Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

  • Good Thinking

    Tools and resources to help the person, and others, to feel better.

    Website: www.good-thinking.uk


  • No Panic

    Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD.

    Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

    Phone: 0844 967 4848

    Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

  • Gamblers Anonymous

  • Narcotics Anonymous

    Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily until midnight)

    Website: www.ukna.org

  • Sex Addicts Anonymous

    International site for the support of sex addiction, with links to support groups worldwide.

    Website: www. saa-recovery.org

  • The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity

    Information and support on sex addiction and compulsivity.

    Phone: 07414 787341

    Website: www.atsac.co.uk

  • Rehab 4 Addiction

    An advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.

    Phone: 0800 140 4690 (24/7)

    Website: www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

  • The BEAD Project

    Information, support and hope for anyone whose loved one has died as a result of drug or alcohol use.

    Phone: 0808 808 1677

    Website: www.beadproject.org.uk

  • Brake

    Support for anyone bereaved as a result of a road crash.

    Phone: 0808 800 0401

    Website: www.brake.org.uk

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

    Support following bereavement.

    Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

    Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

  • Support After Suicide Partnership

    Special interest group of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance.

    Website: www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk

  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

    Provides safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings,

    as well as a support service, run by the bereaved for the bereaved.

    Phone: 0300 111 5065 (Mon-Fr, 9am-9pm)

    Website: www.uksobs.org

  • Bipolar UK

    A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

    Phone: 0333 323 3880

    Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

  • The Association for Postnatal Illness

    Telephone helpline and information for sufferers of postnatal illness.

    Phone: 020 7386 0868

    Website: www.apni.org

  • Depression Alliance

    Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.

    Website: www.depressionalliance.org

  • Friends in Need – part of Mind

    Way for people affected by depression to meet online and in their local area.

    Website: www.friendsinneed.co.uk

  • Mothers for Mothers

    Postnatal depression support group

    Phone: 0117 975 6006 (Mon-Thurs, 9.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-9pm)

    Website: www.mothersformothers.co.uk

  • Pandas

    Supports and advises on perinatal mental illness.

    Phone: 0843 28 98 401 (9am-8pm daily)

    Website: www.pandasfoundation.org.uk

  • Rethink Mental Illness

    Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

    Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)

    Website: www.rethink.org

  • Citizen’s Advice

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline

    Run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge)

    Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

  • The National Centre for Domestic Violence

    Services to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse plus the police, probation service, domestic abuse workers, the legal profession and judiciary.

    Phone: 0800 970 2070 (Option 1)

    Website: www.ncdv.org.uk

  • Black Mental Health UK

    A community based, black led, human rights campaigns group.

    Website: www.blackmentalhealth.org.uk

  • Mental Health Foundation

    Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

    Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

  • Mind

    Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

    Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)

    Website: www.mind.org.uk

  • Samaritans

    Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

    Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

  • Sane

    Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

    SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30-10.30pm)

    Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

    Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

    Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

  • YoungMinds

    Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

    Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)

    Website: www.youngminds.org.uk


  • PTSD UK

    Dedicated to raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Website: www.ptsduk.org

  • Rape Crisis

    Support for those affected by rape.

    To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm)

    Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

  • Safeline

    Specialist charity for sexual abuse and rape.

    Website: www.safeline.org.uk

  • The Survivors Trust

    Umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

    Phone: 0808 801 0818

    Website: www.thesurvivorstrust.org.uk

  • Victim Support

    Support service for those affected by crime.

    Phone: 0808 16 89 111 (24/7)

    Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

  • Refuge

    Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

    Website: www.refuge.org.uk

  • Women’s Aid

    Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

    Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

  • Caba

    Partnered with Relate to offer confidential relationship counselling and more.

    Phone: 01788 556366 (24/7)

    Website: www.caba.org.uk


  • Care for the Family

    Provides parenting, relationship and bereavement support – motivated by Christian compassion.

    Phone: 029 2081 0800

    Website: www.careforthefamily.org.uk

  • Marriage Care

    Support for couples and individuals to build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships.

    Phone: 0800 389 3801

    Website: www.marriagecare.org.uk

  • Relate

    The UK's largest provider of relationship support.

    Website: www.relate.org.uk

  • The National Suicide Prevention Alliance

    Coalition committed to reducing the number of suicides in England and improving support for those bereaved or affected by suicide.

    Website: www.nspa.org.uk

  • Papyrus

    Young suicide prevention society.

    Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)

    Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

  • Allergy UK

    Support for those living with allergic disease.

    Phone: 01322 619898

    Website: www.allergyuk.org

  • APS Support UK

    Support for those living with Antiphospholipid Syndrome – a cause of strokes, heart attacks and DVTs and, during pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth and pre-eclampsia.

    Phone: 0300 323 9943

    Website: www.aps-support.org.uk

  • Cancer Research UK

    Resource for information on all cancers.

    Website: www.cancerresearchuk.org

  • Breast cancer

    Breast Cancer Care, resources and support for those experiencing breast cancer.

    Phone: 0808 800 6000

    Website: www.breastcancercare.org.uk

  • Breast Cancer Haven

    Emotional, physical and practical support for anyone affected by breast cancer.

    Website: www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk

  • Breast Cancer Now

    The UK’s largest breast cancer research charity.

    Website: www.breastcancenow.org

  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

    The only UK charity dedicated to those affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

    Phone: 0808 802 8000

    Website: www.jostrust.org.uk

  • The Eve Appeal

    Support for those affected by a gynaecological cancer.

    Phone: 0808 802 0019

    Website: www.eveappeal.org.uk

  • Wellbeing of Women

    Improving the health of women and babies.

    Website: www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk

  • Ovacome

    Support service for those affected by ovarian cancer.

    Phone: 0800 008 7054

    Website: www.ovacome.org.uk

  • Ovarian Cancer Action

    Online resource for those affected by ovarian cancer.

    Website: www.ovarian.org.uk

  • Target Ovarian Cancer

    The UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity.

    Phone: 020 7923 5475

    Website: www.targetovariancancer.org.uk

  • Brook

    Sexual health and wellbeing for under 25s.

    Website: www.brook.org.uk

  • The Family Planning Association

    Phone: Helpline Northern Ireland – 0345 122 8687 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

    Phone: Helpline England – 0300 123 7123 (Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm)

    Website: www.fpa.org.uk

  • Diabetes UK

    Support for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

    Phone: 0345 123 2399

    Website: www.diabetes.org.uk

  • Endometriosis UK

    Support and online resources for those affected by endometriosis.

    Phone: 0808 808 2227 (see website for timings)

    Website: www.endometriosis-uk.org

  • Pelvic Pain Support Network

    Support, information and advocacy for those with pelvic pain.

    Website: www.pelvicpain.org.uk

  • The She Trust

    Help, information and support for women with endometriosis.

    Website: www.shetrust.org.uk

  • Daughters of Eve

    Works to protect physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health rights of young people from FGM practising communities.

    Website: www.dofeve.org

  • Forward UK

    Working among migrant communities in the UK to tackle FGM.

    Phone: 020 8960 4000

    Website: www.forwarduk.org.uk

  • Arthritis Research UK

    Information and support.

    Phone: 0800 5200 520 (Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm)

    Website: www.arthritisresearchuk.org

  • UK Fibromyalgia

    Information and support.

    Website: ukfibromyalgia.com

  • The Association of UK Dietitians

    Information about dietitians and how to find one near you.

    Phone: 0121 200 8080

    Website: www.bda.uk.com

  • British Nutrition Foundation

    Nutritional information and support.

    Website: www.nutrition.org.uk

  • Coeliac UK

    Support for those living with coeliac disease.

    Phone: 0333 332 2033

    Website: www.coeliac.org.uk

  • The Daisy Network

    For those affected by premature ovarian insufficiency (premature menopause).

    Website: www.daisynetwork.org.uk

  • Let’s Talk Menopause

    Online resource run by former nurses for those experiencing perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. They also run workshops.

    Phone: 07709 799718

    Website: www.letstalkmenopause.co.uk

  • Menopause Matters

    Online resource founded by Dr Heather Currie, associate specialist gynaecologist and obstetrician.

    Website: www.menopausematters.co.uk

  • Menopause Support

    Workshops and telephone consultations for those going through menopause.

    Website: www.menopausesupport.co.uk

  • The Brain Charity

    Support for anyone with a neurological condition.

    Phone: 0800 008 6417

    Website: www.thebraincharity.org.uk


  • The British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH)

    Helping relieve those affected by the burden of headaches. Primarily for healthcare professionals but links to nationwide headache clinics.

    Website: www.bash.org.uk

  • The Migraine Trust

    Online resource for those living with migraine.

    Website: www.migrainetrust.org

  • National Migraine Centre

    Support for those living with migraine.

    Phone: 020 7251 3322

    Website: www.nationalmigrainecentre.org.uk

  • Ouch

    Organisation for understanding cluster headaches.

    Phone: 01646 651 979

    Website: www.ouchuk.org

  • Verity

    Support for those with PCOS – both online and via local support groups. Healthcare professionals should see their resource PCOS UK.

    Website: www.verity-pcos.org.uk

  • Pelvic Roar

    Uniting pelvic health campaigns

    Website: www.pelvicroar.org

  • British Fibroid Trust

    Online information about fibroids.

    Website: www.britishfibroidtrust.org.uk

  • Femisa

    Information, support and advice for fibroid embolization.

    Website: www.femisa.org.uk

  • Bloody Good Period

    Support for asylum seekers, refugees and those who can’t afford menstrual supplies.

    Website: www.bloodygoodperiod.com

  • Baby Centre

    Digital resource for pregnancy and parenting.

    Website: www.babycentre.co.uk

  • Cry-sis

    Offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.

    Phone: 08451 228 669

    Website: www.cry-sis.org.uk

  • Fertility Network UK

    For anyone who has ever experienced fertility problems.

    Phone: 01424 732361

    Website: www.fertilitynetworkuk.org

  • NCT

    Support for parents.

    Phone: 0300 330 0700 (Option 1: NCT support line)

    Website: www.nct.org.uk

  • Tommy’s

    Accredited midwife-led pregnancy health information for parents-to-be.

    Website: www.tommys.org

  • Little Miracle Charity

    Support for those with a child with additional needs.

    Phone: 01733 262226

    Website: www.littlemiraclecharity.org.uk

  • Scope

    Equality for disabled people – and support for parents.

    Phone: 0808 800 3333

    Website: www.scope.org.uk

  • Childbirth Bereavement UK

    Support for those affected by baby death, miscarriage and stillbirth.

    Phone: 0800 02 888 40

    Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

  • The Mariposa Trust

    Support for those affected by baby loss at any point, plus those pregnancies following baby loss. Umbrella for Saying Goodbye and Growing You support services.

    Phone: 0845 293 8027

    Website: www.mariposatrust.org

  • Miscarriage Association

    Founded by people who had experienced miscarriage to offer support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy.

    Phone: 01924 200799 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)

    Website: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

  • The Pink Elephants Support Network

    Downloadable miscarriage support resources.

    Website: www.pinkelephantssupport.com

  • Kicks Count

    Online resource. Raising awareness of baby’s movements to reduce stillbirth and neonatal death rate.

    Website: www.kickscount.org.uk

  • SANDs

    The stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

    Phone: 0808 164 3332

    Website: www.sands.org.uk

  • Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK

    Support for those affected.

    Phone: 0800 311 2756

    Website: www.sruk.co.uk

  • Sexual Advice Association

    Online resource geared at helping improve sexual health and wellbeing.

    Website: www.sexualadviceassociation.co.uk

  • Acne Support

    Created by the British Association of Dermatologists to offer online advice on acne.

    Website: www.acnesupport.org.uk

  • British Association of Dermatologists

    Useful guides on common skin conditions such as acne.

    Website: www.bad.org.uk

  • British Skin Foundation

    Support for skin conditions.

    Phone: 0207 391 6341

    Website: www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk

  • Changing Faces

    For those living with a disfigurement.

    Phone: 0300 012 0275 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

    Website: www.changingfaces.org.uk

  • Mind and Skin

    Support for those living with skin disease.

    Website: www.mindandskin.co.uk

  • Psoriasis Association

    Support for those living with psoriasis.

    Phone: 01604 251 620 (Mon-Fri, 9am-2.30pm)

    WhatsApp: 07387 716 439 (Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm and Fri, 9am-4.30pm)

    Website: www.psoriasis-association.org.uk

  • Skin Support

    Created by the British Association of Dermatologists to provide emotional support to those with a skin condition. Links to crisis lines.

    Website: www.skinsupport.org.uk

  • The London Sleep Centre

    Leader of diagnostic and treatment services.

    Phone: 020 7725 0523

    Website: www.londonsleepcentre.com

  • Narcolepsy UK

    Support for those affected by this neurological condition that affects the brain’s ability to regulate the normal sleep-wake cycle.

    Phone: 0345 450 0394

    Website: www.narcolepsy.org.uk

  • The Sleep Apnoea Trust

    Working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients, their partners and their families.

    Phone: 0800 025 3500

    Website: www.sleep-apnoea-trust.org

  • The Sleep Council

    Helping you get a better night’s sleep

    Website: www.sleepcouncil.org.uk

  • Dhiverse

    Provides sexual health and HIV support, education and information.

    Phone: 01223 508 805

    Website: www.dhiverse.org.uk

  • LGBT Foundation

    Advice, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.

    Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30

    Website: www.lgbt.foundation

  • The Terrence Higgins Trust

    Support for those living with HIV

    Phone: 0808 802 1221

    Website: www.tht.org.uk

  • Bladder Health UK

    Support to people with all forms of cystitis, overactive bladder and continence issues.

    Phone: 0121 702 0820

    Website: www.bladderhealthuk.org

  • Abortion Rights

    The national pro-choice campaign

    Phone: 07879 403306

    Website: www.abortionrights.org.uk

  • British Institute of Human Rights

    Website: www.bihr.org.uk

  • Carers UK

    For those caring for a loved one.

    Phone: 0808 808 7777 (Mon-Tues, 10am-4pm)

    Website: www.carersuk.org.uk

  • Citizens Advice

  • Disability Rights UK

    Support for those living with a disability.

    Phone: 0330 995 0400

    Website: www.disabilityrightsuk.org

  • Divorce Support Group

    Divorce organization providing local support groups and individual counselling.

    Phone: 0844 800 90 98

    Website: www.divorcesupportgroup.co.uk

  • The Fawcett Society

    Works to redress inequality for women.

    Website: www.fawcettsociety.org.uk

  • Imkaan

    Organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritized women and girls.

    Phone: 020 7842 8525

    Website: www.imkaan.org.uk

  • Liberty

    Campaigns for civil liberties and human rights in the UK.

    Website: www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk

  • Maternity Action

    Committed to ending inequality of pregnant women and working mothers.

    Phone: 0808 802 0029

    Website: www.maternityaction.org.uk

  • The National Alliance of Women’s Organisations

    Umbrella organisation for more than 100 organisations and individuals concerned to ensure women gain access to their human rights and to make equality a reality.

    Website: www.nawo.org.uk

  • Self Help UK

    Organisation promoting, supporting and encouraging self help groups.

    Website: www.selfhelp.org.uk

  • Stonewall

    Standing up for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

    Phone: 08000 50 20 20

    Website: www.stonewall.org.uk

  • The Beaumont Society

    Largest and longest established transgender support group in the UK, and have developed a support network

    which has been at the forefront of the transgender, transvestite, transsexual and cross-dressing community

    Phone: 01582 412220

    Website: www.beaumontsociety.org.uk

  • Women’s Equality Party

    New collaborative force in British politics.

    Website: www.womensequality.org.uk

  • Sparkle

    Support Trans rights and the positive representation of Trans people in the UK and worldwide.

    Website: www.sparkle.org.uk

  • Create Fertility

    Leading IVF & Mild IVF specialists.

    Phone: 0333 240 7300 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm)

    Website: www.createfertility.co.uk

  • My Beehive

    Information for anyone on the IVF journey – by someone who has been there before.

    Website: www.mybeehive.co.uk