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Crisis resources

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 difficulty.

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 call 999.

Suicide hotline numbers


Domestic abuse, child abuse and bullying




Elderly care

Action on Elder Abuse. 0808 808 8141
Age UK.  0800 055 6112
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 February 02, 2018

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