Support for Individuals

Many of us need a little help sometimes. There are several organisations and charities that offer a range of help and support for a variety of issues ranging from occupational health and mental wellbeing to emergency financial aid and debt management matters.

Help and support is available from:


Call: 116 123
Contact Hours: Anytime

The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like – whatever you're going through, call free any time from any phone. You don't have to be suicidal to call.

Construction Industry Helpline

Call: 0345 605 1956
Contact Hours: Anytime

Provided by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the helpline provides a 24/7 safety net for all construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland. It is a charitable service funded by the industry, for the industry and provides:
  • Emergency financial aid to construction families in crisis
  • Advice on occupational health and mental well-being
  • Support on legal, tax and debt management matters


Call: 0300 123 3393
Text: 86463
Contact Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 to 18:00

The team at the mental health charity Mind can provide information on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Call: 0800 58 58 58 (Nationwide) or 0808 802 58 58 (London)
Webchat: Webchat
Contact Hours: Any day 17:00 to 24:00

CALM provides a helpline for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. CALM also offers a webchat service between the same hours as its telephone service.

Prevention of Young Suicide - Papyrus

Call: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209697
Contact Hours: Weekdays 10:00 to 22:00, weekends and bank holidays 14:00 to 22:00

Papyrus provides 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.