Online, Helplines and Groups/Organisations
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone Helpline 116 123
"Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on our helpline. We're here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call us."
An online community built by leading experts in health and wellbeing to help us all get through the stress and isolation of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.
"Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime."
Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.
Helpline 0800 1111
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Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)."
0300 123 3393
Al-Anon Family Groups is a "worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help."Alateen "is part of the Al-Anon fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through the teen years"
Helpline 020 7403 0888
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship whose stated purpose is to enable its members to "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety."
FREE 0800 9177 650
Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is a specialist sexual violence service providing support to all survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Sheffield.
The Helpline is currently open on Mondays between 10am – 12 noon, Tuesdays 6 – 8pm and Thursdays 1pm – 3pm.
Helpline: 0808 802 0013
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"We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.
We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves."
Vida is an independent voluntary sector organisation. We deliver specialist domestic and sexual abuse services and training, and engage with partners to work towards an end to domestic abuse, and violence against women and girls. Our name means 'life' in Spanish - a positive assertion of what our work is all about.
Office - 0114 275 0101
Vida also has a wonderful page full of contact details for organisations working locally in South Yorkshire, nationally in the UK and internationally to end violence and support people affected by domestic and sexual abuse.
"Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.
Please note the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it."
Vipassanā Meditation centres around the world offer 10 day silent retreats on a donation basis to learn the art of this meditative practice. Vipassanā in the Buddhist tradition means insight into the true nature of reality. It may not be for everyone but Waterlily found this non-denominational practice deeply healing and helpful for dealing with stress and anxiety.
The Waterlily Project aspires to reflect on human experiences which may initially look or feel like mud but with a little care and attention evolve into heartfelt, endearing, raw and gritty pieces of authentic artistry.