Samaritans A national charity providing confidential support for people in distress 24 hours a day. www.samaritans.org
Age UK Hertfordshire A telephone support service for people aged 50 and over.
Alcohol Concern support for those affected by alcohol. www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
ChildLine 24-hour counselling service for children and young people. www.childline.org.uk
Dying Matters A coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. www.dyingmatters.org
FRANK Offers a 24-hour confidential helpline for young people, parents and carers with questions or concerns about alcohol or drugs. www.talktofrank.com
Hertfordshire NightLight An out-of-hours weekend service for people in Hertfordshire who are feeling distressed or experiencing a crisis. www.turning-point.co.uk
Maytree Provides residential space for those in a suicidal crisis. www.maytree.org.uk
Shelter Housing advice 365 days of the year. https://england.shelter.org.uk/
When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realise that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.
- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama