Drug Addiction Helplines

Here are some useful helplines if you’ve been affected by the issues raised in My Extreme Drugs Diary.

NHS Choices – Drugs

Drugs Overview

Painkillers

Drug Addiction Support

Cannabis – the facts

Legal highs

Find services for drug addiction support that are right for you or someone you know. Provide your postcode to search for the nearest Drug addiction support service.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/mentalhealthproblems/alcoholanddrugs/cannabisandmentalhealth.aspx – Cannabis and Mental Health

This leaflet looks at the research on the effects of cannabis use and mental health and is for anyone who is concerned about the issue. We hope that this will help people to make informed choices about using – or not using – cannabis.

Think

think.direct.gov.uk

Drug driving

THINK! provides road safety information for road users. Our aim is to encourage safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads every year.

Talk to Frank

Helpline: 0300 123 6600

talktofrank.com

How do I know if I’ve got a problem?

Opiates

Codeine

Over the Counter Painkillers

Legal highs

Smart drugs

Offers free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day. Helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t).

The Mix

Helpline: 0808 808 4994

Drugs
What are legal highs?

 

Childline

Helpline: 0800 1111

childline.org.uk

Drugs

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chatwith us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything – no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.

Drugwise

www.drugwise.org.uk
http://www.drugwise.org.uk/cannabis/– Cannabis
http://www.drugwise.org.uk/legal-highs/ – Legal Highs

Provides drug information which is topical, evidence-based and non-judgemental – and to promote this through media work, public speaking and lecturing.

Action on Addiction

Email: enquiries@actiononaddiction.org.uk

actiononaddiction.org.uk

Prescription and over the counter drugs

Codeine

Provides help and information to families and individuals who are worried about alcohol or drug misuse problems.

Addaction

addaction.org.uk

Over the counter and prescription drugs

Working solely in the field of drug and alcohol treatment, includes specialist services for young people and access to local projects.

Community for Recovery

Helpline: 01785 810762

Text: 07973 887693

communityforrecovery.org

Get Help

 

Helpline: 0300 888 3853 (9am-5pm Mon – Fri)

Adfam National

adfam.org.uk

National charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work including database of local support groups that helps families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation.

Angelus Foundation

angelusfoundation.org.uk

Angelus Foundation is committed to help raise awareness about the dangers of legal highs and party drugs and now have a group of experts to advise on its work programme. We develop online resources including short educative films to help young people re-assess the risk of taking these untested substances. We visit schools and universities to engage directly with people. We also aim to get information to parents to understand the issues and have conversations with their children about the dangers of ‘legal highs’.

Release

Helpline: 020 7324 2989

ask@release.org.uk

release.org.uk

Provides a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drugs users and those who live and work with them. The drugs team provides help, advice, information, support and referral to people affected directly and indirectly by drug use.

Amy Winehouse Foundation

amywinehousefoundation.org

Resilience Programme for Schools

The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. We also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.

Get Support

If you have been affected by issues raised in Clink, please see helplines below:

 NHS Choices – Suicide

Suicide

Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices with links to external websites.

Samaritans

Tel: 116 123

samaritans.org

U can cope

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. We provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. Please call 08457 90 90 90 (UK) 1850 60 90 90 (ROI), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit samaritans.org to find details of the nearest branch.

Mind

MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393

mind.org.uk

Suicidal feelings

Elefriends online support community

ChildLine

Helpline: 0800 11 11

childline.org.uk

Coping with suicidal feelings

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chatwith us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything – no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.

Kooth.com

kooth.com

Kooth.com is an online counselling service that provides vulnerable young people, between the ages of 11 and 25, with advice and support for emotional or mental health problems. Kooth.com offers users a free, confidential, safe and anonymous way to access help.

YoungMinds

Helpline: 0808 802 5544

youngminds.org.uk

Suicidal feelings

Parents’ Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.

Students Against Depression

Suicide and self-harm

Surviving suicidal thoughts

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.

Maytree

Tel: 020 7263 7070

maytree.org.uk

The Recovery Letters

therecoveryletters.com

 

Support

If you have been affected by the content of this programme, please see helplines below:
Samaritans
116 123 (this number if FREE to call and won’t show up on your phone bill),
Email jo@samaritans.org,
Or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.

Mind

Mind infoline: 0300 123 3393
mind.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation
mentalhealth.org.uk

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

Depression UK
depressionuk.org

Overcome Depression
overcomedepression.co.uk

RETHINK
Tel: 0300 5000 927
rethink.org

Post-Natal Depression

PANDAS Foundation

PNI
Post Natal Illnesses

The Samaritans
Tel: 0845 790 9090
samaritans.org

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Paramount Network UK is inviting you to the ultimate celebration of one of the most quotable hit teen movies from the noughties, Mean Girls!

From 12th – 16th June, Seymour Leisure Centre in Marylebone will be transformed into North Shore High School, giving fans of the movie a chance to step into the world made famous by Cady and The Plastics – it’s going to be SO FETCH!

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Mean Girls: The Movie And More will feature exclusive Mean Girls inspired photo ops, a screening of the hit film, and food and drinks inspired by Regina George and co! To top it all off, visitors will also be able to enjoy their very own Spring Fling.

It may typically be Wednesdays when the Plastics wear pink but we’re changing the rules so you CAN sit with us – guests are encouraged to ditch their sweat pants and don their best pink attire (or favourite character outfits) for the occasion.

So hide the fertility vases, round up your clique and head to Marylebone to enjoy the ultimate Mean Girls experience.

Viewers wanting to get into the mood for Mean Girls: The Movie And More will be able to watch the film on Paramount Network on 14th April.