Need help?

The #GodIsWithUs campaign encourages us to share our stories with one another, but speaking of our experiences can sometimes be upsetting, for us or for others. If you want to speak to somebody, or you need other help, we encourage you to use the relevant links below which take you a range of expert support services.

Bereavement

National Bereavement Partnership - https://www.nationalbereavementpartnership.org

We are in unprecedented times and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a worrying and anxious time for many people. This is particularly true, for those whose loved ones have died or are ill in hospital or other care settings and for key workers and NHS staff who continue to work and provide essential services. Our purpose is to provide a helpline for all individuals seeking information, advice and support.

AtALoss - https://www.ataloss.org

The UK's 'one stop shop' website for finding appropriate and local bereavement support.

Saying Goodbye - sayinggoodbye.org

Saying Goodbye provides comprehensive information, advice, support and much more to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, whether the loss be recent or historic. In addition, it looks to support people through subsequent pregnancies, fertility treatment and adoption.

Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous - alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Helpline for people with drink problems, staffed by recovering alcoholics. Open 365 days a year. Can give details of local AA groups and contact with a local member.

Talk to Frank - talktofrank.com

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).

Gamblers Anonymous (UK) - gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Provides information about a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem.

NHS - National Centre for Behavioural Addictions

The National Gaming Disorder Clinic provides treatment for problem gamers living in England and Wales aged 13-25. We assess and treat the needs of problem gamblers as well as their family members or carers.

Children and Young People

Childline - childline.org.uk

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat with 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.

Action for Children - www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Concerned about Covid-19? You’re not alone. We’ve pooled practical advice on everything from family life to home schooling. Down-to-earth parenting advice you can trust. We’re on hand to support parents, when you need us. Browse our articles on the most common parenting questions from our experts. Or talk one-to-one with a qualified parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing.

NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk

We're the leading children's charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to the fight for every childhood. We're the only UK children's charity with statutory powers and that means we can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.

Mental Health

Mind - mind.org.uk

The Mind InfoLine (0300 123 3393) offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.

Samaritans - samaritans.org

Whatever you're going through, we're here to help 24 hours a day. We won't judge you and we won't share what you tell us with anyone else. Get in touch by telephone, email, letter and face to face in the UK andIreland. Visit befrienders.org if you live outside the UK or Ireland.

Helplines open over Christmas