NHS Choices — 24 helpline for non-urgent medical advice
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
Please see the Changing Faces website for a more extensive list of condition-specific support groups.
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)
Headlines – The Craniofacial Support Group
Lee Spark NF Foundation (necrotising fasciitis and other severe streptococcal infections)
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)
SJS Awareness UK – Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
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)