Charities

Mental Health Support

The Samaritans

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.

www.samaritans.org

email: jo@samaritans.org

Helpline

116 112

Times

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Sane

Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.

www.sane.org.uk

email: sanemail@org.uk

Helpline

0845 767 8000

Times

Daily, 6am – 11pm

Mind

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

www.mind.org

Local Minds: https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/local-minds/

Helpline

0300 123 3393

Times

9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)

LGBT Support

Galop

A LGBT & anti-violence charity that deals with hate crime sexual violence or domestic abuse.

www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/

Helpline

0800 999 5428 National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

020 7704 2040 London LGBT+ Advice Line

Times

10am – 5pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 8pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
10am – 5pm Friday

1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service.

Addiction

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems.

famanon.org.uk/

Helpline

0207 4984 680

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. 

www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Helpline

0800 0086 811 

Times

10 am – 10 pm, 365 days a year

Sikh Recovery Network

Alcohol and Substance misuse recovery meetings and help.

sikhrecoverynetwork.org

Helpline

07830 525756

Anxiety

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

www.nopanic.org.uk/

Helpline

0844 967 4848

Youth Helpline:

0330 606 1174

Times

10 am – 10 pm, Daily

Suicide

Maytree

Maytree offer a free 4 night, 5 day stay for adults, with the opportunity to be heard in complete confidence, in a caring, safe environment.

maytree.org.uk

Helpline

020 7263 7070

Times

24 Hours, Daily

Papyrus – HopelinkUK

PAPYRUS – HOPELINKUK is a confidential support and advice service for:
Young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide
Anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.

www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/about-hopelineuk

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Helpline

0800 068 41 41

SMS: 07786 209697

Times

Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm

Weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm

Eating disorders

Beat

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. 

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Helpline

Adults: 0808 801 0677

Youth: 0808 801 0711

Times

365 days a year from 12pm – 8pm during the week, and 4pm – 8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Anorexia & Bulimia Care

Anorexia & Bulimia Care provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends.

www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/

Helpline

03000 11 12 13

Times

 9:30-5.30pm Monday-Friday

Bipolar

Bipolar UK

The national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.

www.bipolaruk.org

Helpline

0333 323 3880 

Times

Call back service

Womens Aid

Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

www.womensaid.org.uk

Helpline

0808 2000 247

Times

24 Hours, 7 Days a week

Karma Nirvana

British human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

www.karmanirvana.org.uk/help/

Helpline

0800 5999 247

Times

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Sikhforgivness do not offer advice on a professional level as we are not experts, however, we do have a mental health first aider if you need to talk. We can only guide you to the many other mental health organisations which are in place and have professionals who can offer you help.

If in need of urgent support in a crisis contact

Call 999

Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E).

NHS 111 has replaced NHS Direct. You can call 111 when you need medical help but it’s not a 999 emergency.

Please remember that you can contact your GP should you require any further support or information.