More support services for women

As well as employment, there might be other areas where you need support. Below are some national services to reach out to.

  • Turning Point
    Health and wellbeing services for people with drug and alcohol issues or mental health needs. There is a search function on the website for local services.
  • We Are With You
    Drug, alcohol and mental health charity. They have online information to help you cut down and advice on how to stay safe and healthy.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous | 0800 9177 650
    Help and support for anyone with alcohol problems.
  • Narcotics Anonymous | 0300 999 1212
    Help and support for anyone who wants to stop using drugs.

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  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline | 0808 2000 247
    Live online chat or support over the phone. The phoneline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and online chat is open Monday-Friday, 3pm-10pm.
  • Women’s Aid Live Chat
    A safer way to get support if your abuser is in the property. Open 7 days a week, 8am-6pm on weekdays, and 10am-6pm at the weekend.
  • Solace | 0808 802 5565
    Advice, support and accommodation, for women experiencing domestic violence.
  • Chayn
    Online support, information courses and advice. Their Soul Medicine courses provide bite-sized support through discreet emails.
  • Samaritans | 116 123
    Free 24-hour helpline, confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
  • SANE | 0300 304 7000
    Emotional support, info and guidance for people affected by mental ill-health. Their SANEline takes calls 4pm-10pm daily. They also operate Textcare, a service for comfort and care via text message and run a peer support forum.
  • Togetherall
    A 24/7 online community with round-the-clock support from trained professionals. A good resource for when you are feeling stressed, anxious or low.
  • Calm Harm App
    Calm Harm is an app available for smartphones, which provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.