Useful links for National UK support services

Catch a Thief UK have put together a list of useful links, for National support services available across the United Kingdom.

 

The services listed below consist of support and help external links, such as help with addiction to shoplifting, drugs and alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, food bank help, mental health support and much more.

Shoplifting Addiction

Addictions UK

Shoplifting addiction – sometimes referred to as kleptomania is the recurrent inability to resist urges to steal items that you generally don’t really need and that usually have little value. Kleptomania is a rare but serious mental health disorder that can cause much emotional pain to you and your loved ones if not treated.

You can find out more about Addictions UK and shoplifting addiction here or call free phone on 0800 1404044

Food Support

Trussell Trust

Our aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

You can find out more about Trussell Trust, or find your nearest food bank here or call on 01722 580 180

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have 750 community churches and social centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities.

You can find out more about The Salvation Army here or call on 020 7367 4500

Mental Health

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity (number 1113403) (company number 5551121) formed in 1970 by someone living with agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. Today we are still a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel.

You can find out more about Anxiety UK here or call on 03444 775 774 or Text on 07537 416 905 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Mind

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

You can find out more about Mind here or call on 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 6.00pm)

OCD UK

Around three quarters of a million people are thought to be living with severe, life impacting and debilitating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) here in the UK.

You can find out more about OCD UK here or call on 0845 120 3778 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Rethink Mental Illness

Around three quarters of a million people are thought to be living with severe, life impacting and debilitating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) here in the UK.

You can find out more about Rethink Mental Illness here or call on 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Samaritans

Around three quarters of a million people are thought to be living with severe, life impacting and debilitating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) here in the UK.

You can find out more about Samaritans here or call on 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

YoungMinds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Find out more about us, our mission and how we work.

You can find out more about YoungMinds here or call Parents' helpline on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.

You can find out more about Alzheimer's Society here or call 0300 222 1122 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends)

Homelessness

Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

You can find out more about Shelter here or call free on 0808 800 4444  (Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm and 9am - 5pm Weekends)

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have 750 community churches and social centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities.

You can find out more about The Salvation Army here or call on 020 7367 4500

Emergency Housing .GOV.UK

Get help and advice from the local council if you’re homeless or about to lose your home.

You can find out more about The Emergency Housing .GOV.UK here

Drug And Alcohol Misuse

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs.

 

There is only ONE requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives.

 

The most important thing about them is that THEY WORK.There are no strings attached to N.A. We are not affiliated with any other organizations, we have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion.

You can find out more about Narcotics Anonymous here or call on 0300 999 1212

Talk To Frank

Honest information about drugs and their effects, free cofidential advice.

You can find out more about Talk To Frank here or call on 0300 1236600

NHS Advice For Families Of Drug Users

Lots of families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs. If you're the parent, partner, child or carer of a drug user, you may feel worried, frustrated and alone.

You can find out more about NHS Advice For Families Of Drug Users here Helpline number: 0300 123 66 00

Addaction

We're Addaction. We're one of the UK's leading drug, alcohol and mental health charities. We believe everyone can change.

You can find out more about Addaction here Or call  020 7251 5860

Young Minds

Supporting Your Child - Drugs and Alcohol. If you are worried about your child's use of drugs or alcohol, here is our advice and information on where you can get help.

You can find out more about Young Minds here free helpline number: 0808 802 5544

Alcoholics Anonymous

Millions of men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous since its founding in 1935. Of these, more than 2,000,000 now call themselves members. People who once drank to excess, they finally acknowledged that they could not handle alcohol, and now live a new way of life without it.

You can find out more about Alcoholics Anonymous here National free helpline number: 0800 9177 650

Domestic Voilence

Refuge

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. We provide a range of life-saving and life-changing services, and a voice for the voiceless.

You can find out more about Refuge here Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Emergency Housing .GOV.UK

Get help and advice from the local council if you’re homeless or about to lose your home.

You can find out more about The Emergency Housing .GOV.UK here

Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

We have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 40 years. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

You can find out more about Woman's Aid here Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Victim Support

Victim Suport .ORG.UK

As an independent charity, we work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. We help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. Our support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.

If you’ve been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened. Choose from a number of ways to contact us.

You can find out more about Victim Support here Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 08 08 16 89 111 Supportline operates 24/7, every day of the year, including Christmas

GOV.UK

Get free support and advice if you’ve been a victim of crime.

You can find out more about GOV.UK here Helpline: 0300 060 6699

Hate Crime

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.

You can find out more about Stop Hate UK here National 24 hr free helpline number: 0800 138 1625

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