If you've been affected by issues raised in Maternal, these organisations can offer advice and support:
Sands support anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby, whether your baby died recently or long ago.
The Sands helpline hours are: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, plus Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 7pm – 10pm
Calls to Sands’ Helpline on 0808 164 3332 are completely free.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website: uk-sands.org
Cruse Bereavement Care is there to support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk, call freephone on 0808 808 1677.
The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when they're open until 8pm.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
CALM’s free, anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat are open every single day between 5pm-midnight.
The Samaritans is a registered charity that can provide support for anyone in distress. You don't have to be suicidal to call Samaritans. Call any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), or email email@example.com, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.
Samaritans, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF
Website at: samaritans.org
We are Mind. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.
We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.
Our team provides information on a range of topics including self harming, types of mental health problem where to get help medication and alternative treatments advocacy. We will look for details of help and support in your own area.
Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
Call: 0300 123 3393
Phone calls from UK landlines are charged at local rates. Charges from mobile telephones vary considerably. The charge for your call will depend on your mobile phone provider and the contract that you have with them. Mind does not get any money from telephone calls.
N Ireland: If you are in distress or despair or know someone who is call Lifeline 0808 808 8000 – Northern Ireland only 24/7 crisis helpline helpline – free from all landlines and mobiles. https://www.lifelinehelpline.info
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
If you need help with a drinking problem either phone the national help line FREE on 0800 9177 650 or contact them by