Useful Contacts

Addiction Support for Families

Name DescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
AdfamNational organisation working in a range of ways
to support families. Includes details of groups
and services for families across England 7553 7640
Al-Anon Family GroupsInternational organisation which supports
families dealing with alcohol misuse. Runs
support groups across the UK 7403 0888
ASCERTProvides services across Northern Ireland for
those affected by alcohol/drug problems,
including families, young people and children
www.ascert.biz028 9260 4422
Families AnonymousInternational organisation which supports
families dealing with drug misuse. Runs support
groups across the country 120 0660
Talk About TrustThe Talk About Trust is a youth charity that
supports children and young people to stay safer
around alcohol and other substances across the UK 259 142
With YouA UK-wide treatment agency that helps
individuals, families and communities to manage
the effects of drug and alcohol misuse 7251 5860

Alcohol Support

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
Alcoholics AnonymousNational and local support meeting for anyone
with a drinking problem 9177 650
DrinkawareSupport to find out the many ways that you can
access support, advice or cut down
on alcohol consumption 123 1110
NHS Alcohol SupportAdvice on getting help when alcohol may be
becoming a problem

Drug Support

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
DrugscienceDrug Science works to provide an evidence base
free from political or commercial influence,
creating the foundation for sensible and effective
drug laws, and equipping the public, media and
policy makers with the knowledge and resources
to enact positive change
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and
women who share their experience, strength and
hope with each other so that they may solve their
common problem and help others to recover from
their addiction 612 0225
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people
who share our experience, strength, and hope
with each other that we may solve our common
problem and help others to recover from
marijuana addiction 124 0373
Free non-judgmental, specialist advice and
information to the public and professionals on
issues related to drug use and to drug laws 324 2989
Smart RecoveryHelps people recover from addictive behaviour
and lead meaningful and satisfying lives.
Runs a network of self help meetings and also
partner with care professionals 603 9830
Talking DrugsProvides unique news and analysis on drug policy,
harm reduction and related issues around the
world partner with care professionals
www.talkingdrugs.org0845 603 9830
Talk To Frank Find out everything you need to know about
drugs, their effects and the law. Talk to Frank for
facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol
www.talktofrank.com0300 123 6600

Gambling Support

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
GamcareSupport for anyone affected by gambling
problems across Great Britain. Call the National
Gambling Helpline and find free treatment 8020 133
Gordon Moody Help people reclaim and rebuild their lives free
from gambling addiction in safe, supported
environment 424 1292
Gambling Clinic
specialist NHS clinic serving the whole of the UK,
including help for affected family members
www.nhs.uk020 7381 7722

Bereavement Support

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
At a LossFind support services, information, helplines and
resources to help you and family members at any
stage in your bereavement
www.ataloss.org0773 694 9869
Care for the
Widowed young support, bereaved parent
support, supporting bereaved people, bereaved
sibling support 081 0800
Bereavement UK
Supports families and educates professionals
when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or
when a child is facing bereavement
www.childbereavementuk.org0800 02 888 40
Help people through one of the most painful times
in life – with bereavement support, information
and campaigning 808 1677
Whether you need help with practical or legal
matters or emotional support, the NBS can help
you find the support you need
www.thenbs.org0800 0246 121
Support After
Brings together suicide bereavement
organisations and people with lived experience, to
achieve a vision that everyone bereaved or
affected by suicide is offered timely and
appropriate support
The Good Grief
Provides vital resources for people experiencing
bereavement, offering comfort, practical support
and the knowledge

Housing and Homelessness

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
CentrepointSupports homeless young adults aged 16-25, and
we aim to end youth homelessness in the UK 800 0661
ShelterProvides housing advice and free legal advice
Emergency Helpline 800 4444
Streetlinkelps end rough sleeping by enabling members of
the public to connect people sleeping rough with
the local services that can support 500 0914

Family Relationships

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
CarersukSupport for unpaid carers with expert information
and advice
www.carersuk.org020 7378 4999
Family Lives A national charity which offers helps and support
about all aspects of family life 800 2222
KinshipSupport for all kinship carers – the grandparents
and siblings, the aunts, uncles, and family friends
who step up to raise children when their parents
can’t 123 7015
RelateThe UKs largest provider of relationship 100 1234

Debt Advice

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
National Debt
A debt advice service run by the Money Advice
www.nationaldebtline.org0808 808 4000
Step ChangeFree and expert advice to help deal with debts www.stepchange.org0808 802 2000
Turn2UsNational charity that helps people in financial
hardship to gain access to welfare benefits,
charitable grants and support services 802 2000

Children and Young People

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
AlateenPart of Al-anon- a national organisation which
supports teenage relatives (12-17yrs old) &
friends of those with alcohol problems 020 7593 2070
Carers Trust –
support for
young carers
Offers a range of advice and information to
young carers about all sorts of issues. Helps
young people find out about young carers
projects in their area
www.carers.org0300 772 9600
ChildLineFree & confidential helpline for children & young
adults in the UK. Also runs other forms of online
support 1111
CoramChampions children’s rights and wellbeing,
making lives better through legal support, expert
advocacy, adoption services and therapeutic,
educational and cultural programmes 7520 0300
NACOANational Association for the Children of
Alcoholics. Providesinformation, advice &
support for anyone affected by parental drinking 358 3456
NSPCCUK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse
and helping those affected to recover 800 5000
Ormiston Trust National charity to support the lives of children
and young people
www.ormistontrust.org0207 266 7940
Steps to CopeAn adapted version of the adult 5-Step Method
for children and young people

Domestic Abuse

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
GalopCharity supporting LGBT people who have
been subject to abuse and violence 999 5428
Men’s Advice LineFor male victims of domestic abuse. Offering
confidential advice, non-judgmental support,
practical information and help 801 0327
Association for
People Abused in
Supporting recovery from childhood abusewww.napac.org0808 801 0331
National Centre
for Domestic
Emergency injunction support for anyone
regardless of financial circumstances, race,
gender or sexual orientation 970 2070
NSPCCOffers advice and information on domestic
abuse and taking care of children
(National Domestic
Abuse Helpline)
For women & children affected by domestic
violence, Refuge runs a network of safe
housesforthose who need emergency
accommodation 2000 247
Respect UK organisation which runs perpetrator
programmes and other services and also
support for the male victims of violence and
abuse 802 4040
Women’s AidMain national organisation supporting victims
of domestic violence. Provides a wide range of
information and services. Includes free 24hr
confidential DV helpline 2000 247

Mental Health

NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
MindMind, the mental health charity. There to
make sure no one has to face a mental health
problem alone 123 3393
Campaign Against
Living Miserably
CALM runs a free, confidential and
anonymous helpline as well as a webchat
service, offering help, advice and information
to anyone who is struggling or in crisis
www.thecalmzone.net0800 58 58 58
Papyrus UK Suicide
A charity for the prevention of young suicide
(under 35) in the UK
www.childbereavementuk.org0800 068 4141
SamaritansConfidential emotional support for people
who are experiencing feelings of distress or
despair including those which may lead to
suicide. Includes free 24 hr helpline
www.samaritans.org116 123
Students against
Depression (SAD)
Provides information and guidance to those
affected by low mood, depression and suicidal
Vitaminds (NHS) Vita Health Group works in partnership with
the NHS to provide Talking Therapy services
to support local residents in various districts
throughout the UK


NameDescriptionWebsiteTelephone Number
Age UK Help millions of people every year, providing
support, companionship and advice.
Campaigning with and for older people to
champion their rights, needs and wishes 678 1602
Citizens AdviceCitizens Advice is an independent organisation
specialising in confidential information and
advice to assist people with legal, debt,
consumer, housing and other problems in the United Kingdom 0800 144 8848

Wales: 0800 702 2020
Anonymous UK
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of
people whose common purpose is to develop
healthy relationships