Winter Support information

During this time of year, mental health can be extremely affected. The winter months and Christmas can be very difficult for many people. Here is a list of support contacts and links that offer advice and care. If you need help, please talk to someone and find the solution that is best for you and can make a difference.

Women's aid - Domestic abuse support

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/

Refuge - Support for women and children affected by domestic abuse

National domestic abuse hotline: 0808 2000 247

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

The Trussel Trust - Food banks in the UK

0808 2082138

https://www.trusselltrust.org/

Age UK - Support for the eldery who need comfort and care

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Macmillan - Emotional, physical and financial support for those with cancer and their loved ones

0808 808 00 00

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Working families - For those who need advice about child care

0300 012 0312

https://workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/coronavirus/

Crisis- Homlessness in the UK

0300 636 1967

https://www.crisis.org.uk/

Shelter - Homelessness and housing in England and Scotland

https://www.shelter.org.uk/

The Silver Line - Friendship and information for older people

0800 4 70 80 90

https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

WAY Widowed & Young - Bereavment support for those who have lost their partners

https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/

Stripey Stork - Providing toys and essential items for babies and Care for their families

https://stripeystork.org.uk/what-we-do/

The Toy Project - Recycling toys for children who need them

0207 503 9590

https://thetoyproject.co.uk/

The Salvation Army - Offering food, shelter and assistance for those who are experiencing hardships such as poverty and homelessness

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/christmas-present-appeal

Education Support - Providing mental health support to those working in education during the pandemic

08000 562 561

https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/coronavirus-support

NHS Charities Together - They're currently supporting NHS workers, volunteers and patients during the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

The British Red Cross - Offering support to those struggling with their mental and physical health, as well as financial. They also offer help for carers

0344 871 11 11

0808 196 3651 - Help during the coronavirus

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-support-at-home

Further helplines can be found here: SUPPORT

Contact below for any information regarding mental health support or if you want to submit your story and any other work. Thank you!