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Hourglass (previously Action on Elder Abuse)

The charity is a specialist organisation focusing exclusively on issues relating to the abuse of older people. We combine influencing, with the provision of information, and with practical help for older people, care providers and government/other statutory bodies. We provide a helpline and website; media work; training; conferences; membership; project work; and social policy activity.

Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

Website: https://wearehourglass.org/
 
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Alcohol Change UK

Alcohol Change UK is a leading UK alcohol charity, formed from the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK.

Website: https://alcoholchange.org.uk/

Drinkline, a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else's. Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)

If you live in Wales, you can contact the DAN 24/7 alcohol and drug any time of the day or night. Freephone: 0808 808 2234, or text DAN to: 81066.
 
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Bereavement Advice Centre

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by Co-op Legal Services. We give practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close. If we do not know the answer to a concern or query we will research it and call back within an agreed period of time or signpost to another organisation which can give the information required.

We welcome calls from bereaved people and the professionals and volunteers who support them. Bereavement Advice Centre helps many people every day and aims to give straightforward, useful advice when you need it.

Our aim is to identify and respond to areas of need rather than duplicate existing services. This is why we focus on practical concerns and signpost to other types of help.

Helpline: 0800 634 9494 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

Website: www.bereavementadvice.org/
 
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.

Website: www.bacp.co.uk
 
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CJD Support Network

The CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) Support Network is the only UK charity providing emotional and practical support for all strains of CJD and for those who are at greater risk of CJD.

Helpline: 0800 0853527

Website: www.cjdsupport.net
 
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Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory was set up to connect those in distress with a wealth of information and the ability to search for the most suitable counsellor.

This page offers some useful tips on how to make the most of the site.

Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk
 
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Rare Dementia Support

Rare Dementia Support (RDS) is a world-leading, UK-based service provided by the UCL Dementia Research Centre (DRC) and partners and funded by The National Brain Appeal.

RDS supports people affected by 6 of the rare dementias including carers and bereaved carers. These are: Familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), familial frontotemporal dementia (fFTD), posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and Lewy body dementia (LBD).

The RDS Team is a large team comprised of international clinical and non-clinical specialists and people affected by rare dementias, collectively working together to bring their skills and expertise in dementia research, education and support.

Website: www.ftdsg.org
 
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Huntington's Disease Association

We’re here to help people living with Huntington’s disease to live a better life.

We improve care and support services for people with Huntington’s disease, educate families and professionals, and champion people’s rights.

Website: www.hda.org.uk
 
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ManKind Initiative: support for male victims of domestic abuse/violence

Our confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK.

We support men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

The helpline provides both emotional support and practical information.

Helpline: 01823 334244 (weekdays 10am-4pm)

Website: www.mankind.org.uk
 
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Mind

Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales, founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf.

Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/
 
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Refuge: domestic violence help and support

Refuge is a United Kingdom charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Website: www.refuge.org.uk
 
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Rethink

We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.

Website: www.rethink.org
 
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Samaritans

Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.

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Website: https://www.samaritans.org/
 
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Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is a charity in the United Kingdom. It works to prevent stroke, and to support everyone touched by stroke, fund research, and campaign for the rights of stroke survivors of all ages.

Website: https://www.stroke.org.uk/
 
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