Need urgent help?

Check the helplines listed on our Useful links page

National Domestic Violence Helpline Tel: 0808 2000 247
Women’s Aid
provides services to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
offers a range of services which gives women and children access to professional support whatever their situation.

Samaritans Tel:116 123. or
visit the local branch
offers confidential and emotional support for those who are experiencing despair.

Saneline  0300 304 7000 from 4:30pm – 10:30pm every evening
offers information and support for those with mental health issues.

Release the Pressure
Tel: 0800 107 0160
Chat online
A KCC funded service provided by an independent charity, offers advice and help for those suffering from stress

FRANK Tel: 0300 123 6600,
Need a quick answer? Text a question and FRANK will text you back Text 82111 or
Chat online 2pm – 6pm every day
helps people with drug problems.

Drinkline Tel: 0300 123 1110
free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s.

Shelter Tel: 0808 800 4444
offers housing advice.

Runaway  Tel or Text 116 000,
Chat online using link above, or
advises young people aged 17 if they are thinking about running away, if they have already run away, or if they have been away and come back and those that are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.

Childline Tel: 0800 1111,
Chat online:, or
helps children or young people in distress. Tel: 0800 1111

Silverline Tel: 0800 470 8090
provides information, friendship and advice for older folk.

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