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