• Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous is an informal society with more than 2,000,000 members worldwide. Memberships is open to anyone with a drink problem seeking help. Group meetings take place regularly in all parts of the country.

Alcohol support meetings or call the Helpline on 0800 9177 650


  • BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

BACP is the main body in the UK promoting counselling and psychotherapy, providing contact details for therapists in specific areas of the UK as well as advice on how to find the right therapist for your own situation. 

Telephone: 01455 883300


  • Drinkline

Drinkline offers:

- information and self-help materials

- help to callers worried about their own drinking

- support to the family and friends of people who are drinking

- advice to callers on where to go for help

Helpline: 0300 123 1110 (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm)


Offers a free, confidential 24-hour helpline for drug information and advice. Their website provides details of specific drugs, uses, effects and addictions

Helpline: 0300 123 6600


  • Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a problem. Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help. Group meetings take place regularly. 

Narcotic support meetings or call the helpline on 0300 999 1212 (open 10am-midnight 7 days a week)


  • NHS 111

111 is a free NHS non-emergency number you can call to speak to a trained advisor, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care. 

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. 

  • Samaritans

Provide confidential emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Telephone: 116 123



SANELINE provides information and support to anyone affected by a mental health problem, putting them in touch with available sources of help and support. 

Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (open from 4.30pm to 10.30pm daily) 

  • Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust offers free and confidential services for people with HIV and AIDS, including specialist advice and representation on welfare rights, housing and legal matters, practical help and befriending. 

Helpline 0808 802 1221