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Lanashire County Council

Support Agencies

Local and National support agencies, useful web resources and other relevent links.

NATIONAL

Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire
Support for families and friends of problem drinkers.
Tel: 020 7403 0888
Helpline hours: 10.00 to 22.00
Email: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk
Website:www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Alateen
For young people who are affected by a problem drinker.
Tel:020 7403 0888

Alcohol Concern
This is the national voluntary agency on alcohol misuse
Website: www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Childline
Helpline for children and young people in danger or distress. Telephone counselling for any child with any problem. 24 hour support, advice and referrals. 24 hours a day.
Tel:0800 11 11
Website: www.childline.org.uk

Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. We are now a leading support network in the UK.
Website:www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Drinkline
Advice and information for anyone concerned about alcohol misuse. Advice on sensible drinking and information on services to help people cut down on their drinking. Leaflets and literature available.
Tel: 0800 917 8282
Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 23.00

Frank:
Realistic and practical information and advice about drugs including alcohol.
National freephone number, 24 hours a day in confidence.
Tel: 0800 77 66 00
Email: frank@talktofrank.com
Website: www.talktofrank.com

Drinkaware
This is a national drugs awareness site for young people and parents/carers.
Drinkaware can put you in touch with you local alcohol advice centres for help and advice.
Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk

NSPCC
The UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
Free 24- hour Child Protection Helpline that provides information, advice and counselling to anyone concerned about a child’s safety
Tel: 0808 800 5000