Support Links — Other

Immediate Support

NHS Choices — 24 helpline for non-urgent medical advice
Helpline: 111

Samaritans — 24 hour helpline offering emotional support
Helpline: 116 123

National Domestic Violence Helpline —  24 hour helpline for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf
Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Childline — 24 hour helpline for children & young people in distress or danger
Helpline: 0800 11 11

Condition-specific Support

Please see the Changing Faces website for a more extensive list of condition-specific support groups.

Birthmark Support Group

Changing Faces – A charity for people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance.

CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association)

DEBRA – the national charity working on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

Facial Palsy UK

Headlines – The Craniofacial Support Group

Lee Spark NF Foundation (necrotising fasciitis and other severe streptococcal infections)

Limbless Association

National Self Harm Network – The lead UK charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self harm directly or in a care role.

Neuro Foundation (Neurofibromatosis)

Scleroderma Society

SJS Awareness UK – Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Vitiligo Society

Other Support

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy – Find A Therapist Directory

British Association of Skin Camouflage

Skin Camouflage Network

Skin Camouflage Service

Rape Crisis (England & Wales)
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 12 – 2.30pm 7 – 9.30pm every day

Rape Crisis (Scotland)
Helpline: 08088 010302 6pm to Midnight every day

Victim Support — Specialist nationwide services for victims and witnesses
Helpline: 0845 30 30 900 (Weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 9am to 7pm, bank holidays 9am to 5pm)

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