Free independent vulnerability support

We understand that half of UK adults (25.6 million people) experience potential vulnerability each year. This can include over-indebtedness, mental health problems, serious and terminal illnesses, addictions involving gambling, alcohol, or drugs, as well as difficulties with decision-making and mental capacity.

With lots of free advice services available across the UK, you can find help in a way that’s best for you. We will support you while you seek help by working with you and the organisation.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism

0800 9177 650

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

A national helpline staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support and offer a listening ear to anyone affected by bereavement

0808 808 1677

www.cruse.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.

0330 094 0322

www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Mind

A national organisation with branches in most towns and cities providing support to anyone experiencing mental health problems. 

0300 123 3393

www.mind.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous

A non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem, offering support to help others to recover from an addiction

0300 999 1212

www.ukna.org

Refuge

Supports women and children who experience all forms of violence and abuse. Available 24-hours a day.

0808 2000 247

www.refuge.org.uk

Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair

116 123

www.samaritans.org