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Specialist Organisations

Useful contacts that can help depending on your needs

Last updated: 13 October 2020

BAPAM bapam.org.uk
Sound advice soundadvice.info
Dystonia Society dystonia.org.uk
Hear-it AISBL, an international non-profit and non-commercial organisation hear-it.org
MHS musicianshearingservices.co.uk
MIND (National Association for Mental Health)  mind.org.uk
BAATN – A directory of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK.  baatn.org.uk
TUC Know Your Rights Line: 08700 600 4882
ACAS helpline: 08457 474747
Drugscopedrugscope.org.uk
National Drugs Helpline: 0800 776600.
Alcoholics Anonymous  alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Alcohol Concern London 020 7928 7377 Wales 029 2022 6746
Al-Anon family groups for the family and friends of problem drinkers 020 7403 0888
Narcotics Anonymous  ukna.org
Gamblers Anonymous  gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Music Support
Talk to Frank

Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)
rethink.org

CALM
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
thecalmzone.net

Samaritans
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)
samaritans.org.uk

Sane
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)
sane.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
mentalhealth.org.uk

YoungMinds
Information on child and adolescent mental health.
Services for parents and professionals.
Parents' helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
youngminds.org.uk

PAPYRUS
Young suicide prevention society.
HOPElineUK: 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)
papyrus-uk.org