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Crisis Information

If you are in crisis - feeling so distressed and overwhelmed that you have thoughts of harming yourself or you feel you are at risk of harming someone else, seek crisis support by:

* contacting your crisis team if you have one

* phoning your GP as soon as possible and tell them how you are feeling

* if your GP is closed call NHS 111 or 999; or get someone to call them for you

* or call Samaritans 116 123

* if you are not in the UK - contact International Befrienders

National Support Agencies & Helplines

Information and resources about counselling & psychotherapy  - The website for the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)  - The website for the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)  - information and resources related to mental health

Online directories  - The BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) online directory  - The UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) online directory -  The association for counselling and therapy online

Relationships -   information and resources for couples and families

Families - website for the association of Family Therapy - information, support and resources for stepfamilies - 24hr helpline 0808 800 5000 - Citizens Advice Bureau - enter your postcode for local information

Bereavement - Cruse Bereavement Care Tel: 0808 808 1677 - Support for young people living after loss

Youth Counselling Services - (west London)

Childline: 0800 11 11

Domestic violence

In an emergency dial 999 or ask for your local police community safety unit - information and support for women experiencing domestic violence

Women's Aid - 24 hour domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247  Tel: 0808 801 0327  - support for male victims of domestic violence - support for male victims of domestic violence  Tel: 0808 802 4040 - support for perpetrators and victims of domestic violence

Addictions - National Helpline Tel: 0800 917 7650 - for families and friends of alcoholics -  FAQ on drug addiction - information about drugs

Eating Disorders  - National Centre for eating disorders

Mental Health  - Saneline: 0845 767 8000

Self-Harm  Tel: 116 123 - 24hours a day, 365 days a year

Sexual Assault & Rape  Rape Crisis national free phone helpline - Tel: 0808 802 9999