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Helplines over Christmas

Helplines over Christmas

Christmas is a happy time for many of us but it can also be testing on our mental health. If it does get too much there are a few places that can help. A lot of charities still operate during this period and have telephone numbers that can be reached throughout the holiday season.

Emergency - Contact emergency services 999
For urgent medical advice - NHS 111
To be seen urgently - NHS Visit hospital A&E
Samaritans - Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 116 123

Contact our trained helpline counsellors 24 hours a day by email or our online reporting form. You can also call the Helpline Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm and 9am – 6pm at the weekend.

0808 800 5000

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. We're here to support you.

There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young people.

0800 1111
Mind - non-urgent information about mental health support and services that may be available to you 0300 123 3393
Age UK - Age UK's advice line is a free, confidential national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals. Our team will give you information that is reliable and up to date and help you to access the advice you need. 0800 678 1602
Cruse Bereavement Care - Find out the ways we can support you. Or call the Cruse Helpline on for grief support right now. 0808 808 1677
The Silver Line - The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and support to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 0800 470 8090
Refuge - Refuge supports women, children & men experiencing domestic violence with a range of services. 0808 200 0247
Men's Advice Line - The Men's Advice Line is for male victims of domestic abuse. We offer confidential advice, non-judgmental support, practical information and help. 0808 801 0327