During COVID 19

During COVID 19  you may feel scared, unsure, depressed, worried about coming out, or if you just want to know a bit more about gender or sexuality, then this section is for you.

Click the links below and it will take you to information about:

If you need urgent help or feel suicidal, then there are people who can help you and won’t judge you, so please find one of them. This could be a teacher, friend or someone else you trust that you know. If not, then online or phone support can help:

(The Proud Trust do not endorse any third party services or organisations listed below or any third party website to which a link is provided)

For immediate help

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

For any problems you are facing.

Tel:  0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Call 111, option 2 to access first response services

 


Suicide

Advisers want to work with you to understand why these thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967

The Young Minds crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

 


Mental Health

In a crisis? Anxious? Worried? Stressed?
Get 24/7 help from our team of Crisis Volunteers

24/7 text (SMS) support line: 85258

Website: www.giveusashout.org

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.ocduk.org

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Phone: 0300 636 5478 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

 


LGBT+ Support

Support around gender identity / being trans.

text MERMAIDS to

85258

for free 24/7 crisis support all across the UK.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers with support from experienced clinical

Tel: 0844 334 0550*

Mobile: 0344 334 0550

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Website: mermaidsuk.org.uk

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm)
Website: www.switchboard.lgbt

 


Domestic Abuse

0800 999 5428

Monday to Friday

10:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday to Thursday

10:00am – 8:00pm

 


Sexual Assault

Provides a free, confidential and independent service for all LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, violence or abuse, however or whenever it happened.

T: 020 7704 2040 (ask to speak to someone from the Sexual Violence Support Service)

 

E: referrals@galop.org.uk

 


Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

Website: www.ukna.org

Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)

Website: www.begambleaware.org

Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 


Bereavement

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 


Crime victims

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.victimsupport.org

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

 


Eating disorders

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk


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