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If you or someone you know needs help or support, you can speak to one of the many free, confidential support services below:

You can also use our "BeAMate" text support service. To use the service, simply text “BeAMate” to 85258 and trained volunteers can help with issues including anxiety, stress, loneliness or depression and are available 24/7. 

Free, confidential support services:

B&CE Construction Worker Helpline

Call: 0808 801 0372


B&CE’s Construction Worker Helpline provides free support and guidance in times of need. It is open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.

BeAMate Text Service

Text: "BEAMATE" to 85258

Mates in Mind partner with Shout to offer a free and confidential mental health support service 24/7 to anyone in distress.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Call: 0800 58 58 58 (UK) 0808 802 58 58 (London)

CALM provide a helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall, who need to talk or find information and support. 

The helpline is open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. They also offer a webchat service between the same hours.

Construction Industry Helpline

Call: 0345 605 1956

Provided by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the helpline advises on a range of matters including occupational health and wellbeing, support and advice for people with stress, and home worries such as divorce, tax and financial concerns. The services can also provide emergency financial aid to the construction community in times of crisis.


Cruse Bereavement Care

Call: 0808 808 1677

The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when we’re open until 8pm.

Electrical Industries Charity

Call: 0800 652 1618

Email: [email protected]

Free & confidential advice for people working within the electrical industry, needing help with a wide variety of issues including debt, legal advice, financial assistance & grants and career advice amongst many other things.

Farm Safety Foundation


The Farm Safety Foundation supports the physical and mental wellbeing of the UK’s farmers. The website includes advice and resources for anyone living and/or working on UK farms.


Call: 0800 138 7777

MoneyHelper is a government-backed service that helps you with money and pension issues. You can use online tools, calculators, guides and phone support to put you in control, with free, impartial help that’s quick to find, and easy to use.

National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

Call: 01903 200666

Email: [email protected]

Website (find a counsellor):

The NCPS is committed to making sure people can receive information, support and training when they need it. They hold an Accredited Register of counsellors which you can search to find a registered counsellor in the UK, near you. This allows you the choice to find a qualified counsellor you feel comfortable working with.

National Gambling Helpline

Call: 0808 8020 133

Whether you’re looking for treatment, advice, or you just want to talk to someone about your – or someone else’s – gambling, there’s lots of support available, including a free helpline open 24/7.

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK

Call: 0800 689 5652


National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK helps anyone who may be struggling with their mental health and/or thoughts of suicide. The helpline is open from 6pm to midnight every day. The listening service is also available via social media and face to face out in the community.

Nightline Association [university and college students]


Nightline offers a unique listening service, providing emotional support and information to students across the country. It’s the only service of its kind dedicated to students in higher and further education. Their website lists contact information for helplines and listening services in universities and colleges across the UK.

Prevention of Young Suicide - Papyrus

Call: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07786 209697

Papyrus provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person.

Their HOPELineUK service is staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to; children, teenagers and people up to the age of 35.


Call: 116 123

Whatever you're going through, call Samaritans free any time, from any phone.

Samaritans offers a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.

They won't judge your or tell you what to do, they'll listen to you.

Step Change

Call: 0800 138 1111


Step Change provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service. The team help people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives, with free debt advice.

Switchboard [LGBTQIA+]

Call: 0800 0119 100


Switchboard is the national LGBTQIA+ support line, for anyone, anywhere in the country, at any point in their journey. They can discuss anything related to sexuality and gender identity, whether it’s sexual health, relationships or just the way you’re feeling.

The Mix [under 25’s]

Text: THEMIX to 85258 (crisis messenger service)


The Mix helps young people take on any challenges they’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. You can talk to them via their online community, on social, through their free, confidential helpline or their counselling service.

Veterans' Gateway

Call: 0808 802 1212

Ask a question:


Veterans Gateway is a central location for veterans and their families to get in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

Workplace Mental Health Support Service

Call: 0300 456 8114

Provided by Remploy, in partnership with Access to Work, WMHSS offers a free and confidential support service to help you remain in your job when it is being affected by stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issue (whether diagnosed or not). If you are finding work difficult or you are absent from work, their advisors will help you make a wellbeing plan and support you with workplace adjustments, including how to get support from your employer.

Remember, no matter what you are going through, you are not alone. There is always someone available to support you.

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