Support and advice

A list of organisations who are available to provide free support and advice for people going through difficult times.

Marie Curie

You can call the free Marie Curie Support Line for practical or clinical information and emotional support if you're living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness, whatever your situation.

Tel: 0800 090 2309

Website: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line


National organisation offering support to those in distress who feel suicidal or despairing and need someone to talk to.

Tel. 116 123

Email jo@samaritans.org

Website: www.samaritans.org


Leading mental health charity in England and Wales. The MindInfo Line offers thousands of caller’s confidential help on a range of mental health issues.

Tel. 0300 123 3393

Email: info@mind.org.uk

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Anxiety UK

Provides confidential advice and support for those with anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.

Tel: 03444 775 774

Website: anxietyuk.org.uk  

Befriending Networks

Offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated.

Tel: 0131 261 8799

Website: befriending.co.uk  

Breathing Space

A free, confidential phone services that provides a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and providing information for people experiencing difficult times. This service is only for people in Scotland.

Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Website: breathingspace.scot