If you are in urgent need there are organisations who are able to offer support 24 hours a day.
If you are having a medical emergency dial 999.
- The Samaritans offers support by phone or email 24 hours a day 365 days a year Free call on 116 123
- If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe, your local A & E department can offer 24 hour emergency assistance. The nearest A&E departments are:
Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Rd, Reading, RG1 5AN Tel: 0118 322 5111
Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Rd, Frimley, Camberley GU16 7UJ Tel: 01276 604604
Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham St, Slough SL2 4HL Tel: 01753 633000
- Berkshire Mental Health Crisis Team is a 24 hour service dealing who are able to offer help in an acute crisis. Tel: 0300 3650300
- SANEline is a national, out of hours help line providing specialist support and guidance to anyone affected by mental illness including the client, family, friends and carers. Available
18 00 – 23 00 0300 3047000.
- Shout is a text line for anyone struggling to cope with a range of emotional and mental health problems. Text 85258 – free from most major mobile networks.
In addition to counselling, support groups can often be helpful to many people.
- Adoption UK gives advice and support to current or potential adoptive families.
- SOBS provides support to those who have been bereaved by suicide. The local support group is held in Wokingham, other locations are available on the main website.
- Friends In Need offers peer support in friendly, local groups, for people living with depression.
- Sands offer information about coping with the loss of a baby or finding a support group with other bereaved parents.
- Saying Goodbye offers support, remembrance services and information to those who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, birth or infancy.
- Grief Encounter offer support to children and young people who have been bereaved and offers advice to the adults supporting them.
In addition to counselling, many people find having a mentor or the support of other addicts very beneficial. this includes a few of the organisations available.
- Alcoholics Anonymous provides support to those trying to stop drinking.
- Al Anon provides support to family members who are affected by others drinking.
- DrinkAware is an independent charity helping people make better choices about drinking and supporting the families worried about someone drinking.
- FRANK is a helpline for those concerned about drug use.
- Narcotics Anonymous is an organisation helping anyone affected by drug addiction.
- Gamblers Anonymous offers support to people struggling with gambling addiction.
Remember abuse is not just about violence, it can include sexual abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse, financial abuse , coercive control, gas lighting, intimidation and many more.
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline offers support to anyone experiencing abuse.
- It's Never OK is the Bracknell Forest guide to supporting victims of abuse and helping perpetrators of abuse to stop their destructive behaviour.
- Respect Men's Advice Line offers support to men who are the victims of domestic abuse.
- Women's Aid offers support to women who are the victims of domestic violence.
- Galop provides support for hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence to the LGBT+ community via telephone, email, text and WhatsApp.
- Relate provides marriage guidance counselling.