Helplines (Useful Information) TEST


There are times when we all need information, advice or support or simply just a person to talk to. Whatever is on your mind there are a wide range of helplines run by charities, organisations or public bodies who are set up to provide help and support.

Most helplines are not for people in immediate danger. In an emergency call 999. In non-emergencies you can also call the Police on 101 or NHS on 111.

Please note that 0800 and 0808 calls are free from consumer landlines or mobile phones. They may not be free on business phones. Other phone numbers may incur a cost to call.

Get support from a mental health charity

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these mental health charities, organisations and support groups can offer expert advice.

Urgent help in a crisis

If you need help during a mental health crisis or emergency, NHS urgent mental health helplines provide:

  • 24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help to speak to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to help decide on the best course of care

Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

If you are in a crisis or distressed call the Samaritans. It is important to know is that whatever is on your mind you will not be wasting anyone’s time.

Phone: 116 123 (24 hours)
Text: Text the word SHOUT to 85258 (24 hour crisis text support).


Age Concern Hampshire

Volunteer North Hampshire

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire Youth Access – counselling, advice and support for young people