NHS Direct

0845 4647  www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk  

Health advice, information and reassurance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Samaritans

08457 909090  www.samaritans.org  

Confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who feel distressed, despairing or suicidal.



0800 1111  www.childline.org.uk    

Support, information and advice for children on any topic they want to talk about - bullying, gangs, puberty, sexual abuse, alcohol, drugs, or anything else that worries them.

Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247 www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk     

National Domestic Violence 24-hour helpline for those who require an urgent response or need in-depth support. The helpline is run by Women's Aid and Refuge.

Suicide: The Forever Decision

Paul Quinnett, Ph.D.

Suicide the Forever Decision, for those thinking about suicide and for those who know, love and counsel them, by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. is herewith made available in a free electronic format to anyone in the world who wishes to read it or share it with others.  Electronic copying, translation and distribution is strongly encouraged.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (you may already have it) to view the book. This free program can be found at Adobe

Click here to view book online

Click here to download French translation of Suicide: The Forever Decision

Click here to download the Spanish translation of Suicide: The Forever Decision

Click here to download the Serbian translation of Suicide: The Forever Decision


020 7701 4788

Deafworks, is a mature and well established Deaf-led company offering advice, training and consultancy on deafness, and well known for it’s impartial support, always given with integrity.  E-mail: general@deafworks.co.uk    

website: www.deafworks.co.uk

Age Concern

0800 00 99 66

Information and advice on a broad range of topics affecting older people

Alcoholics Anonymous

0845 769 7555

For those who think their drinking is becoming a problem, Alcoholics Anonymous offers the chance to talk to someone who knows the issues through personal experience.

Asthma UK Advice Line

08457 01 02 03

Asthma nurse specialists provide independent, confidential advice and support to people living with asthma, their families, friends and carers and to health professionals.

Autism Helpline

0845 070 4004

The National Autistic Society Autism Helpline provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support for people with autism spectrum disorders, their families, professionals, researchers and students.

Beating Eating Disorders

0845 634 1414

Confidential helpline offering support and advice for anyone affected by an eating disorder.

Beaumont Society

01582 412220

Advice and support for transgender, transvestite, transsexual and cross-dressing people to reduce emotional stress and increase understanding.

Brook Advisory Centres

0808 802 1234

Free and confidential sexual health advice and services for under-25s.

Carers Direct

0808 802 0202

Confidential information and advice for anyone looking after someone else. 

Drink Line

0800 917 8282

Information and self-help materials, help to callers worried about their own drinking, support for family and friends of people who are drinking, and advice on where to go for help.


0845 122 8690

For information and advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion, or planning a pregnancy


0800 77 66 00

Call for confidential and friendly advice about drugs from professional advisers who will give you straight up, unbiased information.

Learning Disability Helpline

0808 808 1111

An advice and information service from Mencap for people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

Meningitis Research Foundation

0808 800 3344

Trained staff and qualified nurses offer information on meningitis and septicemia to anyone concerned about or affected by these infections.

Sexual health line

0800 567123

Free confidential information and advice on sexual health

Stroke helpline

0845 303 3100

Advice from the Stroke Association, which helps stroke patients and their families through its support services and funds research into prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

THT Direct

0845 1221 200

Information, support and advice from the Terrence Higgins Trust on all aspects of HIV and sexual health.

Resources (within the UK)

On this page you will find the contact details of organisations that may be of help to you.

In an emergency situation, an online counsellor may not be in a position to offer you support: they may not be contactable quick enough and often will have no knowledge of the resources that are available to you locally