External Support Organisations

Get help - External Support Organisations



Nexus NI

0808 802 1414 (Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 9pm

Thursday: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm)

www.nexusni.orgSupporting individuals impacted by sexual abuse and abusive relationships (Northern Ireland)
NSPCC0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline) 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)www.nspcc.org.ukChildren’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty (UK)
Rape CrisisTo find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)www.rapecrisis.org.ukInformation about the professional support and the choices available to survivors of sexual violence (England & Wales).
Rape Crisis Help Ireland1800 778888 (24-hour helpline)www.rapecrisishelp.ieInformation about the professional support and the choices available to survivors of sexual violence (Ireland)
Rape Crisis Scotland08088 01 03 02 (24-hour helpline)www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/Information about the professional support and the choices available to survivors of sexual violence (Scotland)
Refuge0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)www.refuge.org.ukAdvice on dealing with domestic violence (UK)
Safeline01926 402 498 (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm)www.safeline.org.ukSupport for those affected by sexual abuse (UK)



Alcoholics Anonymous

0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

01 8420700 (Ireland)



A free self-help group. Its “12 step” programme involves getting sober with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups (UK & Ireland)
Drink Aware0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm).



Provides independent alcohol advice, information and tools to help people make better choices about their drinking (UK & Ireland)
Drinkline0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm)
A free confidential helpline for people worried about their own or someone else’s drinking (UK)
Gambling Care (Ireland)1800 936 725 (24-hour helpline)www.gamblingcare.ieSupport for anyone affected by gambling addiction (Ireland).
Gamcare (UK)0808 8020 133 (24-hour helpline)www.gamcare.org.ukSupport for anyone affected by gambling addiction (UK)

Mental Health

Mental Health

Anxiety UK03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)www.anxietyuk.org.ukCharity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition (UK)
CALM0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)www.thecalmzone.netCALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35 (UK)
Cruse Bereavement Care0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)www.cruse.org.ukBereavement support to people suffering from grief (UK)
Lifeline (NI)0808 808 8000 (free 24-hour helpline)www.lifelinehelpline.infoNorthern Ireland’s Crisis Response Helpline (Northern Ireland).
Men’s Health Forum
www.menshealthforum.org.uk/beatstress.uk24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email (UK & Ireland).
Mental Health Ireland1800 80 48 48 (available 7 days, 10am-10pm)www.mentalhealthireland.ieSupporting people with lived experience of mental health challenges and their supporters and family members in their recovery (Ireland).


(Mind Cymru)

0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)


Mental Health information, advice and local services (England & Wales).
Samaritans116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)www.samaritans.org/Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair (UK & Ireland)
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)0344 800 0550 (9am-6pm, Monday to Friday)www.samh.org.ukMental Health information care and support (Scotland)
Young Minds0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)www.youngminds.org.uk/Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals (UK)

Money & Debt

Money & Debt

Citizens Advice

England – 0800 144 8848 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Northern Ireland – 0800 915 4604 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Scotland – 0800 023 2581 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)

Wales - 0800 702 2020 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

01 8420700 (Ireland)

Ireland - 0818 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm)




Confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems (UK & Ireland).
StepChange0800 138 1111 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm)www.stepchange.orgExpert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help tackle debt (UK)

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