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In the local community

There are many national and local agencies which are dedicated to supporting people with specific concerns. Please also see individual specific information sheets for more information and details of further support organisations:

Alcohol: national alcohol helpline Drinkline 0800 917 8282 (available Tues-Thurs 7am-11pm then Friday 7am through to Mon 11pm). Alcoholics anonymous http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/ or http://www.alcoholanditseffects.co.uk/. See specific information sheet for further information on this issue

Anger management: Mind offers information and support with anger management: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anger/managing-outbursts/#.V9gWGGfdXct. See specific information sheet for further information on this issue

Anxiety: Information and support on anxiety related issues: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/. See specific information sheet for more information on this issue

Autism and Asperger's syndrome: The National Autistic society offers information and support: http://www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx. See specific information sheet for more information on this issue

Bereavement: For support with loss and death issues, Cruse is a national organisation with local branches. Tel 0844 477 9400 http://www.cruse.org.uk/coventry-and-warwickshire-area-map Young persons freephone helpline 0808 808 1677 and also see http://www.cruse.org.uk/children. See specific information sheet for further information on this issue

Childhood abuse: national information line 0800 085 3330 (9am-1pm Mon-Fri) which directs people to relevant counselling services in their area http://napac.org.uk/

Depression: for information and support on depression: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/#.V9gYx2fdXct or the student specific site http://studentsagainstdepression.org/ See specific information sheet for further information on this issue

Domestic Violence and abuse: for emotional and practical support and advice in relation to dometic abuse issues http://www.coventryhaven.co.uk/ for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse and http://new.mankind.org.uk/ for men who have experienced domestic abuse. See specific informaion sheet for further information on this issue

Drugs: national drugs helpline (available 24/7) 0800 776600 http://www.talktofrank.com/

Eating Disorders: for information and support on issues regarding eating distress see http://www.b-eat.co.uk/ See specific information sheet for further information on this issue

LGBT: for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender support and information http://cwfriend.co.uk/ and http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice also see our specific info sheets on sexuality and transgender

Obsessive compulsive disorder: For information and support: http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/. See specific information sheet for further information on this issue

Panic attacks: for information and support: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/panic-attacks/#.V-JV3GfdXcs also see our specific information sheet on this issue

Phobias: For information http://www.phobics-society.org.uk tel helpline 0870 122 2325

Pregnancy and contraception: For advice on pregnancy, abortion and contraception: https://www.bpas.org/ and http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx also see our specific information sheet on this issue: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/counselling/informationpages/pregnancy/

Relationships: ‘Relate’ offer a wide range of services for couples, families and individuals, supporting people though all stages of their relationships. The charge is on a sliding scale. Support (and counselling) is offered face to face, by phone or though the website: http://www.relate.org.uk Also see our specific information sheet on managing relationships and on healthy sexual relationships

Sexual Assault and rape: Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre 024 7627 7777 http://www.crasac.org.uk or Rape crisis http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk. Also local Sexual assault referral centre http://www.blueskycentre.org.uk/. See specific info sheet for further information on this issue

Self Harming: For information and support on self-harming http://www.selfharm.org.uk/default.aspa or http://www.nshn.co.uk/. See our specific informaiton sheet on this issue.

Suicidal thoughts: You may wish to contact Samaritans who can help you to talk through your thoughts and feelings: http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/what-happens-when-you-contact-us See our specific information sheet on suicidal thoughts and emergency contacts page

Trauma: for information and support: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/#.V-JZI2fdXct and also see our specific information sheet on this issue

National organisations


BEAT Eating disorders advice and support

CRUSE Bereavement care

FRANK Drugs advice and support

MIND Mental health - advice and support

Rape Crisis Sexual violence - advice and support

Relate Relationship advice, counselling and support

Samaritans 24 hour listening service

SANE Mental health advice and support

STONEWALL LGBT advice and support