National Support Networks

AlcoholicsThose who are on a recovery programme.
Tel: 0161 624 2815
Alcoholics AnonymousTel: 0161 236 6569 / 0151 709 2900
National Tel: 0845 769 7555
Alanon & AlateenFor relatives and friends of problem drinkers.
Tel: 0207 403 0888
Alcohol – Wirral ServicesTel: 0151 647 4999
AIDS/HIVFor people living with it, their family and friends.
Tel: 0151 647 9124
National Helpline: 0800 567 123
Alzheimers SocietyFor people with dementia, their families and carers.
Helpline (Mon-Fri, 08:30-18:30): 0845 3000 333
BereavmentBefriending service for those affected by the death of a child.
Tel: 0800 282 986
Bereavment – CruseTel: 0870 167 1677
RainbowsHelp for children who have been bereaved through parental death, separation, divorce, and any other loss.
Tel: 0161 485 3572 / 01625 428498
Seasons for GrowthGrief Education Programme.
Tel: 0151 652 1281
Caritas – Social ActionTel: 0207 901 4875
CrossroadsSupport for Carers.
Tel: 01625 511 044
National No: 01788 573 653
Catholic Childrens SocietyHelp for families and children in need.
Tel: 0151 652 1281 / 01928 581459 / 01952 292888 / 0161 998 8802
Catholic Association for Racial JusticeTel: 0208 802 8080
ChildlineTel: 0800 1111
Single CatholicsSupport for single Catholics in their 20’s and 30’s
Tel: 07950 202 205
Child ProtectionSupport for children and vulnerable young adults. Private and confidential.
Diocesan No: 0151 562 9855
Mobile: 0771 512 518
CounsellingMarriage care.
Tel: 01743 245491 / 01270 879911 / 01925 635448
General CounsellingReach: 0151 737 2121
Compas: 0151 708 6688
Couple CouncellingRelate: 0870 240 4246
DeafPastoral Service available by Direct Line and Typetalk.
Tel: 0161 406 0418
Domestic AbuseSupport for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
National No: 0808 2000 247
Drug AbuseParents Against Drug Abuse
Tel: 08457 02386

Drug Service information and advice helpline, available 24hrs a day.
National No: 0800 776 600
Wirral: 0151 604 7330

DebtlineNational No: 0808 8084000
Eating DisordersYouth Help: 0845 634 7650
Adult Help: 01603 621414
ElderlyAge concern:
National No: 020 8765 7200
Free-phone helpline: 0800 00 9966
Gamblers AnonymousTel: 0161 976 5000
National No: 0207 384 3040
Gay and LesbianSupport for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families.
Tel: 0845 660 6000
LifeSupport in pregnancy. Pro woman / Pro Child / Pro Life
National No: 0800 915 4600
UCMTel: 0151 513 9156 – A Blyth
SVPTel: 01270 764673 – R Sutton
Marriage PreparationEngaged Encounter:
Tel: 01625 428498 

or contact your parish Priest or the marriage and family life co-ordinator:
Tel: 0151 691 2811

MarriageMarriage Encounter:
Tel: 01625 428498

Marriage and Family Life Co-ord
Tel: 0151 691 2811

Catholic Resource Enquiry Ctr
Tel: 01692 402398

Retrouvaille – A lifeline for troubled marriages:
Freephone: 08000 327858

Mental HealthMIND: 08457 660 163
Young Minds ParentsProvides information and advice for anyone with concern about the mental health of a child.
Tel: 0800 0182 138
Missing Persons HelplineNational No: 0500 700700
Natural Family PlanningTel: 0115 877 8310
NSPCCFor the protection of children.
Tel: 0800 800 5000
One ParentGingerbread.
Tel: 0800 018 4318
ParentingParentline Plus: 0808 800 2222
Marriage and Family Life Co-ord: 0151 691 2811
SamaritansTel: 0845 790 9090
Seperated and DivorcedNational No: 0113 2640 638
Beginning Experience: 01945 246 542
Society for the Protection of Unborn ChildrenTel: 0207 091 7091
Suicide / DespairPapyrus supports parents anxious about children committing suicide
Freephone: 08000 684141
Helpline: 0870 170 4000

National Support Networks