Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity which provides confidential, emotional support 24/7 every day of the year to those in distress or at risk of suicide.  You can contact Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, by email at jo@samaritans.org, by letter at Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA, or by visiting one of their many branches across the UK.  For more details please see their website at www.samaritans.org

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Mind

Mind provides advice and support anyone experiencing a mental health problem.  They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.  Their aim is for everyone experiencing a mental health problem to get support and respect.  For more information go to their website at www.mind.org.uk or contact them by telephone on 0300 1233393 or text 86463.

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Childline

Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.  Their counsellors can be contacted about anything – no problem is too big or too small.  Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.  Their website has a list of some of the most common questions people have asked about contacting ChildLine and can be found at www.childline.org.uk

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RASAC

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling service (RASAC) offers a free, confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been raped and/or sexually abused at any time in their lives, or for anyone who wants to talk about the effects of any unwanted sexual encounter.  They can be contacted on 01962 807037.  The helpline number is 01962 868688 or 01962 864433.  More information is available at their website www.rasac.org.uk

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