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Emotional Distress

Bristol Crisis Service for Women 
Telephone counselling for any women in distress, with a particular focus on self injury. Offers listening, telephone counselling and information on local services. Also produces publications and runs training on self injury.

Helpline open: Fri: 9pm – 12.30 am   Sat 9pm – 12.30 am  Sun: 6pm  – 9pm

Tel: 0117 925 1119


Crisis telephone counselling service for the general public on any issue, including relationship difficulties, depression, mental health, child abuse, bullying, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, addictions, stress. Face to face counselling for adults. Referrals to other agencies and support groups throughout the country.

Helpline open: 10am-1pm, 7pm-10pm Mon-Fri

Tel: 020 8514 1177

Website: www.carelineuk.org

See section ‘counselling’

HOPELineUK is staffed by professionally qualified advisers who can give support, practical advice and information to anyone who is concerned that a young person they know may be suicidal.

7pm-10pm Mon-Fri, 2pm-5pm Sat & Sun. If the helpline is busy or outside these hours you can leave a message on the answer machine.

Tel: 0870 170 4000

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org


Christian run helpline offering information and a listening ear to the general public on a range of emotional and spiritual issues. Can refer people on to relevant organisations.

Helpline open 9am-12 midnight

Tel: 08456 52 52 52

Email: lifeline@premier.org.uk

Website: www.premier.org.uk

The Samaritans                        
Offers 24 hour confidential emotional support for anyone in crisis. Encourages people to talk about suicidal feelings before they become overwhelming.

Tel: 08457 90 90 90 local rate


Confidential emotional support to any individual. The helpline is primarily a preventative service aimed at reaching people before they get to a point of crisis. The helpline covers a wide range of issues including domestic violence, depression, abuse, bullying and stress. Information is also available on other support groups, agencies and counsellors throughout the UK.
Admin number: 020 8554 9006

Open: times vary – ring for details

Tel: 020 8554 9004

Email: info@supportline.org.uk

Website: www.supportline.org.uk


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