Regrettably, I cannot provide emergency assistance. My official working hours are from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, with exceptions for scheduled client appointments.

If you require support beyond these hours, I have provided the contact details of organisations that may be equipped to help you below.

Confidential and anonymous emotional support on any issue. Samaritans have extensive experience of dealing with those who are feeling in distress or despair, including those with suicidal feelings. It is also possible to visit a Samaritans branch to talk to someone face-to-face. Any age welcome. UK wide Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Helpline: 116 123  •  Text: Text SHOUT to 85258
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk  •  Email: jo@samaritans.org.uk

Provides emotional support, practical help and information for people affected by mental illness or emotional problems, including eating disorders. The website also has an interactive forum. Any age. UK wide Hours: 6pm – 11pm, 7 days a week.

Helpline: 0300 304 7000
Website: www.sane.org.uk  •  Email: sanemail@sane.org.uk

Al-Anon and Alateen offer support to those affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members offer support and understanding to family and friends of alcoholics. Hours: 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week.

Helpline: 0207 403 0888
Website: www.al-anonuk.org.uk
Email: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk

Drinkaware offers advice and information for people with alcohol problems or anyone concerned about alcohol misuse. Hours: Weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm.

Helpline: (England) 0300 123 1110 • (Scotland) 0800 7314 314 • Text DAN: 81066
Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Offers information, advice and support for drug users, their supporters and professionals. Hours: Helpline: 24 hours, 7 days a week Webchat: 2pm – 6pm, 7 days a week.

Helpline: 0300 123 6600
Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com
Email: frank@talktofrank.com