Useful helplines

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues brought up in the In Therapy series, please contact one of the helplines below:

Mental health
Rape and sexual abuse
Domestic violence


Freephone crisis & support line: 0808 1 606 606

Talk to Frank
Freephone: 0300 123 6600

Narcotics Anonymous
UK Helpline: 0300 999 1212

Helpline: 0300 123 1110

Action on Addiction
Helpline: 0300 330 0659

Alcohol Concern


Drink Aware



Mental health

Mind infoline: 0300 123 3393

Post-Natal Depression

PANDAS Foundation

Post Natal Illnesses

The Mental Health Foundation

Depression Alliance
To request an information pack call 0845 123 23 20

Depression UK

Overcome Depression

Tel: 0300 5000 927


The Samaritans
Tel: 0845 790 9090

Eating disorders:


Anorexia & Bulimia Care


Rape and sexual abuse

NHS Choices – Help after rape and sexual assault

Rape Crisis
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2:30 and 7-9:30)

Victim Support
Supportline: 0808 168 9111

RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)
National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)

The Rape and Abuse Line (RAL)
Helpline: 0808 800 0123

The Survivors Trust

Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support

MPower – Support for Male Survivors of Abuse
Helpline: 0808 808 4321


The Miscarriage Association
The Miscarriage Association offers support to people who have lost a baby. They have a helpline (01924 200 799, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) and an email address (, and can put you in touch with a support volunteer.

Cruse Bereavement Care
Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Cruse Bereavement Care helps people understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Face-to-face and group support is delivered by trained bereavement volunteers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Marie Stopes UK
Making a decision to terminate a pregnancy can be very difficult and complex. Marie Stopes United Kingdom offers counselling to all its clients, whether their treatment is on the NHS or private. Marie Stopes offers counselling before, during and after treatment – for as many sessions as you need.

Domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Helpline
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Men’s Advice Line
Telephone: 0808 801 0327
Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

Telephone: 01823 334244
Mankind operates a confidential helpline for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

Broken Rainbow
Broken Rainbow provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

Anyone who needs confidential help with their own abusive behaviour can contact Respect on their free helpline on 0808 802 4040.


Financial issues

Bankruptcy – Citizens Advice

Debt problems – Citizen Advice


Ditch the Label


Bullies Out

Bullying UK

Cyber Bullying