Below is a list of support and crisis hotlines/resources that you may find helpful for you or a friend. Please write down any number you are interested in or print the page.

   Support and Crisis Hotlines                                                             Toll-Free Phone Numbers

 Disaster Distress Helpline
 24 Hour natural or human-caused disaster crisis counseling and support              

Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
(Msg&Data Rates apply)

 Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
 Anonymous referrals, suicide prevention, counseling
 Operates M-F 4 p.m. EST-midnight; Sat: Noon-5pm


 Identity Theft Resource Center
 Assistance and education for identity theft victims


 Love is Respect Chat
 24 Hour education, support, and advocacy for relationships

Text: LOVEIS to 22522 (Msg&Data Rates apply)

 Crisis Text Line
 24 Hour education, support, and advocacy. No charges with most common   phone plans and will not show up on bill (see FAQs for more   information 

Text: START to 741-741

 National Alliance on Mental Illness
 Information, referrals, and support for mental health
 Operates M-F 10 a.m-6 p.m EST


 National Center on Elder Abuse
 Referrals and assistance
 Operates M-F 9 a.m.-8 p.m. EST


 National Child Abuse Hotline
 Crisis intervention, information, and  referrals for child abuse


 National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, National Advocacy for   Local LGBT Communities
 24 Hour resources, referrals, and education


 National Domestic Violence Hotline
 24 Hour referrals, reporting, assistance

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

 National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
 Resources and Referrals


 National Runaway Safeline
 Provides crisis intervention and shelter referrals for all ages


 National Sexual Assault Hotline
 Confidential assistance and referrals for victims of sexual assault


 National Substance Abuse Treatment Helpline
 Treatment locator and referrals


 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
 Referrals, counseling, 24 hour assistance

1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)
1-800-799-4889 (TTY)

 Planned Parenthood
 Find a Planned Parenthood health center nearest you


Crisis/Suicide/Helplines: United Kingdom & Ireland


Samaritans UK & Ireland 
Samaritans UK & Ireland offer 24-hour emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the UK & Ireland. They have 201 branches open 365 days a year, where people can also talk in person. Tel: 116 123

Connect Counselling
Connect offers a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. Their service is available from 6-10 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Tel: 1800 477 477 (Ireland)
Tel: 00800 477 477 77 ( UK and Northern Ireland)
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 865 7495 ( Outside ROI and UK)

Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.
Tel: 0800 585858

HopeLine UK
For practical advice on suicide prevention
Tel: 0800 068 4141

Lifeline (N.Ireland)
For anyone in N.Ireland who is in distress or despair. Immediate help on phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Face to face counselling can be arranged, also befriending, mentoring. Issues dealt with include suicide prevention, self-harm, abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety.
Tel: 0808 808 8000

Premier Lifeline
Helpline providing a listening service, information, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective Helpline providing a listening service, information, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective
Tel: 0300 111 0101

Breathing Space
Breathing Space provides emotional support and assistance to people in Scotland who are depressed, in crisis or at risk of suicide. They are operating from 6 pm to 2 am.
Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Scotland’s domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline
Scotland’s domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline is open 24 hours a day to help and give emotional support to anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage.
Tel: 0800 027 1234

Anxiety UK
Anxiety UK provides information and support to people in the UK who have have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. They are open every Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Tel: 03444 775 774

Bipolar UK
Bipolar UK provides 24-hour information and support to people in the UK who are living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Tel: 0333 323 3880

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone in the UK who are experiencing a mental health problem. Their lines are open 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
Tel: 0300 123 3393

No Panic
No Panic offers support and services over the telephone to people in the UK who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillisers. Their line is available from 10 am to 10 pm every day of the year. After 10:00 pm their number plays a recording of a Breathing and Relaxation Technique.
Tel: 0844 967 4848

OCD Action
OCD Action provides support and information for people in the UK with OCD, carers and anyone who is concerned that they, or their friends or relatives, may have OCD or a related disorder. The Helpline is open from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Tel: 03006365478, 44 20 7253 5272

SANE provides emotional support, guidance and information to anyone in the UK who are affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. They are open from 10 am to 10 pm, Monday - Friday.
Tel: 0300 304 7000

Childline offers 24-hour free, private and confidential service to children and parents throughout the UK. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they can help you anytime.
Tel: 0800 1111

Refuge offers 24-hour services and support to women and children in the UK who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Tel: 0808 2000 247

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children offers 24-hour help and support to children in the UK who are experiencing abuse or neglect.
Tel: 0808 800 5000

National Gambling Helpline
National Gambling Helpline offers 24-hour free and confidential support, information and advice on problem gambling to people in the UK, either via telephone or online.
Tel: 0808 8020 133

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous offers support and advice to people in the UK who have a drug problem. The NA Helpline is open until midnight, seven days a week.
Tel: 0300 999 1212

National Dementia Helpline
National Dementia Helpline provides information, advice and emotional support to anyone in the UK affected by dementia. They are open seven days a week from 9 am–5 pm.
Tel: 0300 222 11 22

Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care offering a listening ear and emotional support to anyone in the UK who has lost someone they love or been affected by a bereavement. The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9:30 am -5:00 pm.
Tel: 0808 808 1677

Rape Crisis
Rape Crisis National Helpline offers confidential emotional support, information and referral details to women and girls in the UK who have experienced sexual violence. Open between 12:00 -14:30 and 19:00 - 21:30 every day of the year.
Tel: 0808 802 9999

Victim Support
Victim Support provides 24-hour confidential support and information to people in England and Wales who have been affected by crime.
Tel: 0808 168 9111

Beat offers support to people in the UK who have or are worried they have an eating disorder, as well as others, affected such as friends and family members. Beat’s support services are open 365 days a year, 12-8 pm Monday to Friday and 4-8 pm Saturday, Sunday.
Tel: 0808 801 0677 (adult), 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Mencap offers support and services to people in the UK who have learning disabilities. They are open from 9 am to 3 pm. Tel: 0808 808 1111

Family Lives
Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales. Their helpline service is open 9 am – 9 pm every Monday to Friday and 10 am – 3 pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Tel: 0808 800 2222

Mental Health Matters Helpline
Mental Health Matters Helpline offers 24-hour emotional support to people in Hertfordshire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Stafford, Midlands & East Veterans, Midlands & East Veterans Service, Leicestershire & Rutland Recovery Service and Plymouth who are in distress or at risk of suicide.
Tel: 0800 052 0658(Hertfordshire)
Tel: 0800 616 171 (Coventry & Warwickshire)
Tel: 0800 0130 626 (Stafford)
Tel: 0300 323 0139 (Midlands & East Veterans Service)
Tel: 0300 323 0187 (Leicestershire & Rutland Recovery Service)
Tel: 0300 323 0101 (Plymouth)

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service - Connect Helpline
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service - Connect Helpline provides emotional support and information for people living in Leeds who are in crisis, anxious, depressed or lonely. They are open from 6 pm-2 am every night of the year.
Tel: 0808 800 1212

MindLine offers a free listening service to anyone in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Cumbria, South Devon, Torbay, Somerset, and Central Norfolk who needs to talk about emotional or mental health distress including anxiety, depression, loneliness, self-injury, suicidal feelings, trauma, loss or concern for a family member or friend.
Tel: 0808 808 0330 (Bristol Mind - Wednesday-Sunday from 8 pm-12 midnight)
Tel: 020 8853 1735 (Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind - Monday-Friday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 pm – 9 pm)
Tel: 0300 561 0000 (Mindline Cumbria - Monday - Friday 12pm - 11pm and Saturday-Sunday 5pm - 11pm)
Tel: 0300 330 5464 (Mindline South Devon and Torbay - Tuesday - Sunday from 8 pm-11 pm)
Tel: 01823 276892 (Mindline Somerset - Tuesday - Sunday from 8 pm-11 pm)
Tel: 0808 802 0288 (Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind - Monday to Thursday from 2 pm to midnight and every Friday from 2 pm to midnight Sunday)

Oxford Nightline
Oxford Nightline provides support and information service for and by students of Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities. They are open from 8 pm-8 am, 0th week to 9th week during Oxford term time.
Tel: 01865 270270

Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness - provides telephone support service for anyone affected by mental health issues.
Tel: 0808 801 0442 ( Doncaster - 24/7)
Tel: 0808 801 0358 (Doncaster Bassetlaw - 24/7)
Tel: 0808 802 2288 (Dudley - Monday to Friday from 6 pm-1 am and every Saturday, Sunday 2 pm-1 am)
Tel: 0808 801 0606 / 07537 410022 (Gloucestershire - Monday to Sunday from 5 pm to 10 pm)
Tel: 0808 800 1010 (North East Lincolnshire - Monday-Friday, 5 pm-9 am)
Tel: 0808 800 2073 (Sahayak - languages available: Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindu, and Urdu or English. Monday, Wednesday 4 pm-7 pm and Tuesday, Thursday 12noon-3pm.)
Tel: 0808 801 0440 (Sheffield - 24/7)

Rural Support
Rural Support provides a listening and signposting service for farmers and farming families across Northern Ireland through its helpline. The Helpline can provide information and advice on mental health assistance and many other issues. All calls are confidential and the helpline operates from 8 am - 11 pm, Monday to Friday.
Tel: 0800 138 1678

Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline - Brighter Futures
Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline offers support for people in Staffordshire who are feeling worried, stressed or low or are concerned about someone they know. They are open Monday to Friday, 7 pm-2 am and Saturday, Sunday 2 pm-2 am.
Tel: 0808 800 2234

Turning Point
Turning Point offers 24-hour support to members of the public in Leicestershire during a crisis.
Tel: 0808 800 3302

Self-injury Support
Self-injury Support offers emotional support, listening and signposting for women affected by self-injury. They are open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7 pm - 9.30 pm.
Tel: 0808 800 8088

SupportLine offers emotional support, advice, and information particularly for people in the UK who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at-risk or experiencing any form of abuse. They are open every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm.
Tel: 01708 765200

YoungMinds - Parents Helpline
YoungMinds - Parents Helpline offers confidential online and telephone support including information and advice, to people in the UK who are worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person. they are open Monday to Friday, 9.30 am-4 pm. Tel: 0808 802 5544

Edinburgh Crisis Centre
Edinburgh Crisis Centre offers 24-hour support to people in Edinburgh, Scotland who are dealing with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, self-harm, suicide, hearing voices.
Tel: 0808 801 0414

Mental Health Helpline For Wales
Mental Health Helpline For Wales offers 24-hour emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales.
Tel: 0800 132 737

Organisations for women


National Domestic Abuse helpline
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is a freephone 24 hour helpline which provides advice and support to women and can refer them to emergency accommodation. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge. There are translation facilities if your first language is not English. The Helpline also offers BT Type talk for callers with hearing difficulties. The Helpline worker contacts the Type talk operator so that the caller can communicate through them. Website:

Their helpline offers advice and support to women experiencing domestic violence. Refuge also provide safe, emergency accommodation through a network of refuges throughout the UK, including culturally-specific services for women from minority ethnic communities and cultures. Their website also includes some information for men who are either being abused or who are abusers.

Women's Aid
The Women's Aid website provides a wide range of resources to help women and young people. This includes The Survivor's Handbook which provides a range of information including legal and housing advice, tips on how to create a safety plan and advice for people with specialist housing needs. It's available in 11 languages and in audio. They also run a website to support to children and teenagers who may be living in a home affected by domestic violence, or who may be in a violent relationship themselves.

Rights of Women
Rights of Women offers confidential legal advice on domestic and sexual violence. You can find out more about what they do and when they’re open on their website.

Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors (FLOWS)
FLOWS gives legal advice to women who are affected by domestic abuse - they also give advice to front line workers.

Southall Black Sisters
Southall Black Sisters provide advice for Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women with issues including domestic abuse, forced marriage, immigration and homelessness.

Organisations for women and men

RCJ Advice Family Service
RCJ Advice Family Service can give legal advice to people who are affected by domestic abuse or need family law help – find out more on the RCJ Advice website.

Rape Crisis
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) is an umbrella organisation for Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. The website has contact details for centres and gives basic information about rape and sexual violence for survivors, friends, family, students and professionals. Rape Crisis (England and Wales) also runs a freephone helpline.

Honour Network Helpline
The Honour Network Helpline is a national helpline run by Karma Nirvana, a national charity which advises victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour-based abuse.

Action on Elder Abuse
Action on Elder Abuse gives confidential advice and information to older people who are victims of violence or abuse. A relative or friend of the person being abused can also contact the helpline on behalf of the older person. The helpline can be used in the case of older people who live at home, in a care home or who are in hospital.

National Stalking Helpline
The National Stalking Helpline can provide advice on how to deal with any type of stalking behaviour. This includes advice on how to report the behaviour to the police, and what you can expect if you report something.

Respect Phoneline
Respect Phoneline offers information and advice to partners, friends and family who want to stop someone's violent behaviour.

Organisations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Galop provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

Organisations for disabled people

SignHealth - Domestic Abuse Service
SignHealth provides a specialist domestic abuse service to help Deaf people find safety and security. You can find out how to contact them on their website.

Respond work with children and adults with learning disabilities who’ve either experienced abuse or abused other people.

Organisations for men

Respect - Men's Advice Line
The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. They provide emotional support and practical advice, and can give you details of specialist services that can give you advice on legal, housing, child contact, mental health and other issues.

ManKind Initiative
The ManKind Initiative is a charity offering information and support to men who are victims of domestic abuse or violence. This can include information and support on reporting incidents, police procedures, housing, benefits and injunctions. They can refer you to a refuge, local authority or other another support service if you need it.

This is a helpline for men who have been victims of rape or sexual abuse. They may be able to arrange counselling or a support group if you live in the London area, or provide details of an appropriate service if you don't.

Everyman Project
The Everyman Project offers counselling to men in the London area who want to change their violent or abusive behaviour. It also has a national helpline which offers advice to anyone worried about their own, or someone else's, violent or abusive behaviour.