Professional Support Networks

Samaritans

Every six seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help.

They’re there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, they’re taking action to prevent the crisis.

Website: www.samaritans.org

Telephone: 116 123 (Call them free, day or night, 365 days a year)

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Their range of services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.

Website: www.mind-blmk.org.uk (Biggleswade based)

Telephone: 07561 185495 (Opening hours: Tuesday & Friday: 10.00am - 2.00pm)

Email: biggleswade@mind-blmk.org.uk

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.

They run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight, 365 days a year)