Available helplines and sources of information
A phobia is more than a simple fear. It develops when a person begins to organise their life around avoiding the thing they are afraid of, whether it’s an animal, object, place or situation. Comprehensive NHS website with links to external information and support.
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393
Explains phobias, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
We hope this will be helpful for anyone who finds their anxiety is a problem - but also for any friends and relatives who want to understand more about it. Anxiety is a feeling we all get in a situation that is threatening or difficult. This information deals with three particular kinds of anxiety:
general anxiety disorder, panic attacks and phobias.
Helpline: 03444 775 774
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services.
Office: 01225 571740
Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK) is a UK registered charity which aims to help sufferers of phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and other related anxiety to overcome their fears and become ex-sufferers.
Helpline: 0844 967 4848
Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174
Aims to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, other related Anxiety Disorders, and to provide support to sufferers and their families and or carers.
Our website, forum, and chat room are all completely free! We are a community composed of people from all over the world who are suffering from panic, phobias and anxiety. We believe in support through the exchange of ideas information and coping skills. Phobias, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks can be chronic and incredibly damaging conditions, affecting not only the individual struggling, but loved ones as well. Even if you are not suffering with anxiety, if you are a loved one or family member of someone who is, you may find the support offered here of incredible value.
Helpline: 0800 11 11
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child or young person.
The site is designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.