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Crisis resources

At BootsWebMD, we want to help our readers when they need it the most. We have compiled a list of crisis resources, helplines and websites that may be of help if you or someone you know may be in trouble.

This list is not a complete list and BootsWebMD does not endorse these services. If you think you need immediate help and cannot speak to a family member, a medical professional or a member of the clergy, please contact one of these organisations, seek medical advice or dial 999 immediately.

We have listed information below about suicide and domestic abuse, addiction, elderly care, missing children and volunteer services.

If you need immediate assistance dial 999.

Suicide hotline numbers


Domestic abuse, child abuse and bullying



  • Alcoholics Anonymous. 0800 9177 650
  • Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire. 020 7403 0888 (England and Wales), 0141 339 8884 (Scotland), 028 9068 2368 (NI)
  • DrinkLine. 0300 123 1110
  • Frank. (national drugs helpline) 0300 123 6600
  • UK Narcotics Anonymous. 0300 999 1212
  • NACOA. National Association for Children of Alcoholics. 0800 358 3456


Elderly care

Action on Elder Abuse. 0808 808 8141
Age UK. 0800 169 2081
Help the Hospices. 020 7520 8200

Missing and at-risk children and adults

Call 999 or your local police station and report any missing or abducted person immediately.

Missing People. 116 000
NSPCC ChildLine. 0800 1111
Action Against Abduction (formerly PACT)
Reunite. 01162 556 234 (help when a child is abducted abroad by a parent or relative)

Volunteering and other useful organisations

British Red Cross.
NHS Organ Donation.
Make a Wish Foundation.
Prince's Trust.
Volunteering Matters.
Volunteering Wales.
Volunteer Scotland.
Volunteer Now (Northern Ireland).

WebMD Medical Reference

Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on March 30, 2016

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