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Al-Anon Information Centre, 61 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YF

Telephone 020 7403 0888 Website:

Helps families of problem drinkers.

Alcohol Concern, Waterbridge House, 32-36 Loman Street London, SE1 0EE

Telephone 020 7922 8667 Website:

Publications & workplace advisory service.

Alcoholics Anonymous, PO Box 1, Stonebow House, Stonebow, North Yorkshire, YO1 2NJ

Helpline 020 7352 3001 Website:

A network of support groups nation-wide for those with alcohol problems.

Drinkline (National Alcohol Helpline)

0800 9178282 Website:

Turning Point, New Loom House, 101 Backchurch Lane, London, E1 1LU

Helpline 020 7702 2300 Website:

Largest national charity for those with drug, alcohol, mental health problems and learning disabilities.


Depression Alliance, 35 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7QB

Helpline 020 7633 0557 Website:

Provision of information & support to sufferers & carers.

Depressives Anonymous (Fellowship of)


Supports Depressives & families - local groups

Mind, See Mental Health.

The Association for Postnatal Illness, 25 Jerdan Place, Fulham, London, SW6 1BE. Telephone: 020 7386 0868. Provides help and advice for those suffering from postnatal depression.


Child Bereavement Trust The, Aston House, West Wycombe, HIGH WYCOMBE, HP14 3AG

Telephone 01494 446648 Website:

Training for professionals and resources for families, not counselling.

Child Death Helpline, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London WC1N 3JH. Helpline 0800 282986 Website:

Confidential helpline staffed almost entirely by bereaved parents.

Compassionate Friends The, 53 North Street, Bristol

BS3 1EN. Helpline: 0ll7 953 9639. Website:

Self help group of bereaved parents offering help and understanding to those who have recently lost a child. Befriending rather than counselling.

Cruse Bereavement Care, Cruse House, 126 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1UR.

Helpline: 0870 167 1677 Website:

Provides advice and support for all bereaved people, also training.

Lesbian And Gay Bereavement Project Vaughn M. Williams Centre, Colindale Hospital, LONDON NW9 5HG. Helpline: 020 8455 8894.

Telephone and face to face counselling.

Samaritans, Helpline 08457 909090 Website:

24 hour listening and befriending service for the depressed and suicidal.

Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society 28 Portland Place, London, W1N 4DE.

Helpline: 020 7436 5881 Website:

SANDS works with many health professionals and other workers who are involved when a baby dies. Offers help through self help groups and befriending.

Sudden Death Support Association Chapel Green House, Chapel Green, Wokingham, RG40 3ER Helpline: 01189 790790 Run by people who have lost someone in sudden or tragic circumstances.


Workplace Bullying Advice Line, Workplace Bullying, PO Box 77, Wantage OX12 8YP. Telephone: 01235 212286. Website

Provides advice and information packs.

Andrea Adams Trust, Hova House, 1 Hova Villas, HOVE, BN3 3DH

Telephone: 01273 704900 Website:

Offers immediate support and advice for targets of bullying, specialist training and awareness raising programmes.


Childline: Helpline 0800 1111 Website:

Helpline for children.

Cry-sis, BM Cry-sis, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3XX

Helpline: 020 7404 5011

Support group for parents of excessively crying, sleepless or demanding children.

Family Welfare Association, 501-505 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AU.

Telephone: 020 7254 6251 Website:

Counselling and practical support for families, local groups.

Gingerbread, 16 - 17 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AA.

Telephone: 0800 018 4318. Website:

Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00. Network of self-help groups for single parents.

Hyperactive Children's Support Group, 71 Whyke Lane, Chichester, Sussex.

Telephone: 01253 551313 Website:

Provides support and information to parents.

National Council For One Parent Families. 255 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2LX. Helpline 0800 018 5026 Website:

Help with welfare, legal, housing, financial problems.

Parentline Plus Helpline: 0808 800 2222. Website:

A phone support line for parents with children of any age.

Young Minds Parent Information Line

Helpline: 0800 0182138

Mon & Fri 10- 1pm, Tue, Wed, Thurs 9 – 4pm


The British Association for Counselling, and Psychotherapy, BACP House 35-37 Albert Street, RUGBY, CV21 2SG

Telephone 0870 443 5252. Fax: 0870 443 5160. Website:

Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Premier House, 85 High Street, WITNEY, OX8 6LY Telephone: 0800 783 7616 Website

Provides leadership and support in developing EAP’s.

Families Need Fathers, l34 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR

Helpline: 020 7613 5060. Website:

Keeps parents in contact with parents following separation or divorce.

Marriage Care, Clitherow House, 1 Blythe Mews, Blythe Road, London, W14 0NW.

Helpline 0845 660 6000. Website:

Offers marital counselling to all, regardless of religious persuasion.

National Family Mediation Service, Star House 104 - 108 Grafton Road, LONDON, NW5 4BD

Telephone: 0207 485 8809 Website

Jewish Marriage Council, 23 Ravenhurst Avenue, London NW4 4EE. Telephone 0181-203 6311. Helpline 0345 581999. Website:

Offers counselling for any kind of relationship or personal problem. Centres London/Manchester.

Relate, Herbert Grey College, Little Church Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3AP.

Helpline: 0845 130 40 10 Website:

Advice and psychosexual therapy to adult couples.

The Everyman Project: 40 Stockwell Road, Stockwell, LONDON,SW9 9ES

Helpline: 020 7737 6747 (Tuesday, Thursdays 7.30 p.m. - l0 p.m.) Counselling for violent men or support for victims.

Westminster Pastoral Foundation, 23 Kensington Square, London, W8 5HN.

Telephone: 020 7361 4803. Website:

To make appointments for marital counselling ring and ask for the Intake Office. The cost varies according to income but nobody is excluded from counselling on grounds of income. Centres and associated centres throughout the country.


Adfam National, Wateridge House,32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EE

Telephone 020 7928 8898 Website:

A national advice, information and training resource for people and projects working with the families and friends of drug uses.

Community Drug Project, 9a Brockley Close, London, SE4 2AB.

Helpline: 020 8692 4975. Website:

Provides help and support to people affected by drug misuse.

Drugcare, 29 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans, AL3 3UA

Helpline: 01727 834539. Website:

Arrest Referral Line 020 7793 8033

Provides practical support and advice to anyone who sees drugs or alcohol as a problem.

The Blenheim Project, 321 Portabello Road, London, W10 5SY.

Telephone: 020 8960 5599. Advice and counselling service for people with drug or drug related problems. Crack specific day programme, drop in facility.

Release Helpline, 24 hr Helpline 020 7729 9904. Website:

Counselling and advice for ex-addicts and parents who need help and support. NOT for those still trying to give up drugs.

Narcotics Anonymous, PO Box 1980, London, N19 3LS.

Helpline: 020 7730 0009. Website:

Members support each other in recovery

National Drugs Helpline: PO Box 5000, GLASGOW, GL12 9BL

Helpline: 0800 77 66 00. Website:

Provides information advice and counselling about all aspects of drugs misuse.

Standing Conference On Drug Abuse [SCODA], 32-36 Loman Street, LONDON, SE1 0EE. Helpline: 020 7928-9500.

A national body for voluntary and non-statutory organisations working in the drugs field.

Turning Point. See "Alcohol" above.


European Agency for Safety & Health at Work


The European Agency acts as a catalyst for developing, collecting, analysing and disseminating information that improves the state of occupational safety and health in Europe. The Agency is a tripartite European Union organisation and brings together representatives from three key decision-making groups in each of the EU’s Member States – governments, employers and workers’ organisations.

Health & Safety Executive

Infoline: 08701 545500 Website:

HSE Books Telephone 01787 81165 Website

The UK Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.

Institution of Occupational Safety & Health at Work (IOSH), The Grange, Highfield Drive, LEICESTER, LE18 1NN Telephone: 0116 257 3100 Website:

IOSH, Europe's leading body for health and safety professionals, represents 26,000 members in over 50 countries. An independent, not-for-profit organisation, the Institution regulates and steers the profession, maintaining standards and providing impartial, authoritative guidance on health and safety issues.


Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, LEATHERHEAD, KT22 0BX Tel: 01372 841600 Website:

Provides help and care for all those discharged from the armed services or the merchant navy.

Gamblers Anonymous, PO Box 88, London, SW10 0EU.

Helpline: 08700 50 88 80. Website:

Provides help and support for those trying to overcome compulsive gambling.

MENCAP (Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults), 117-l23 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0RT. Helpline: 020 7454 0454 Website:

MENCAP is exclusively concern with people with learning disabilities and their families.

Mental Health Foundation, 7th Floor, 83 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0HW

Telephone: 0)20 7802 0300 Website:

Uses research and practical projects to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.

MIND (The Mental Health Charity), Granta House, l5/19 Broadway, Stratford, London El5 4BQ. Helpline: 0845 766 0163 Website:

Leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Provides information, training, legal advice.

National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS), 41 Old Road, East Peckham, TONBRIDGE, TN12 5AP. Helpline: 0870 7772177 Website:

Help for PMS suffers, organises seminars and lectures for health professionals.

National Autistic Society, 393 City Road, LONDON, EC1V 1NG

Helpline: 0870 600 85 85. Website:

Offers information ,support and advice to those who suffer and families and carers.

National Schizophrenia Fellowship (RETHINK), 30 Tabernacle Street, LONDON, EC2A 4DD Helpline: 020 8974 6814. Website:

Provides help and support for people with severe mental illness.

National Phobics Society, Zion Community Resource Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, MANCHESTER, M15 4ZY Helpline: 0870 7700 456 Website:

Provides help and guidance to those with phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Seasonal Affective Disorder Association (SADAssociation), PO Box 989, Steyning, BN44 3HG Tel: 01903 814942 Website:

Informs professionals and advises sufferers.

Saneline, Helpline: 0845 767 8000 Website:

Support, information and help for anyone coping with mental illness.

Young Minds, 102-106 Clerkenwell Road, LONDON, EC1M 5SA

Telephone: 020 7836 8445 Website:

Charity committed to improving the mental health of children & young people.


Christian Meditation (World Community Christian Meditation), St. Mark's, Myddelton Square, London, EC1R 1XX. Telephone 020 7833 9615 Website:

Provides literature, tapes, conferences, and information about local groups.

Society Of Teachers Of The Alexander Technique (STAT), 20 London House, 266 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9EL. Will put you in touch with local teachers. Telephone: 020 7351 0828.

Transcendental Meditation, Helpline: 08705-143733.


Provides information packs and details of local centres.

Yoga For Health Foundation, Ickwell Bury, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EF. Telephone: 01767 627271. Website:

Charity that runs courses, trainers teachers and provides remedial training.


Brook Advisory Centres, 421 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, LONDON, NW5 1TL. Helpline: 020 7284 6040 Website:

Help on contraception emotional and sexual problems. 17 centres throughout the country.

Gay/Lesbian Switchboard, Telephone: 020 7837 7324. Website

24 hour service for homosexual men and women. [Not a professional counselling service, but does lay counselling].

Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG. Helpline: 020 7739 8134. Website:

Provides support, local groups, conferences, publications etc.

Project for Advice, Counselling and Education (PACE). 34 Hartham Road, London, N7 9JL. Helpline: 020 7700 1323. Website:

PACE is an organisation which responds to the emotional, mental and physical health needs of lesbians and gay men in the greater London area.

Relate, Details in counselling section.

Threshold, Women’s Mental Health Initiative, 14 St Georges Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB Helpline 0845 3000911 Website:

Mon & Wed 10-12 & 2-5, Tue & Thur 2-5 Threshold is a Brighton based women's organisation which was set up in 1987 to protect women's mental health, to promote better mental health services for women and to provide women's mental health care.

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