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Festive Support - details of support organisations

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15 Dec 16 #486634 by rubytuesday
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Christmas is a particularly difficult time of year for those going through divorce and separation.

Wikivorce has always offered additional support for its members at this time of year, our chat-rooms remain open 24 hours each day, and our forums and blogging area are accessible to registered members at all times. It is free to join Wikivorce, and free to use our resources and post on our forum and use our chat-room.

If you will be alone this year just pop in to the chat-room, you don`t need to talk if you don`t want too just listen to the others, you will be made very welcome. It is important to know that you are not alone, and there is no need to suffer in silence. While our members here are very supportive and offer and provide much-needed empathy and shoulders to lean on, we can''t provide the same level of support that professional organisations who have properly trained staff that deal with people suffering from depression, emotional stress, etc.

Wikivorce is a caring community, and we all do our best to support others during difficult times. If you are able to offer a little extra support during this time to those who most need it, your contribution is very welcome. If you require support, then you are in the right place. I will make sure I am on site throughout the festive period, so feel free to drop me a private message if I can help at all.


If you find yourself needing support and/or advice from a specialist organisation, you may find the list of helpline numbers and website links below useful.

Samaritans provide 24 hour support on their helpline 08457 90 90 90 Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.

Samaritans

Breathing Space is a support line and website for men who are facing life difficulties. Their Helpline number is 0800 83 85 87, and is open Mon-Thurs 6pm to 2am, and Fri from 6pm to Mon 6am. This service is aimed at those living in Scotland, but if you call from a mobile, then your location isn''t a factor.

CALM (campaign Against Living Miserably) is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. They have a nationwide helpline - 0800 58 58 58 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. They also have webchat and other resources and information on their website:

The CalmZone

Breathing Space


Women''s Aid helps and supports women and children who are/have been victims of domestic abuse/violence. The National Domestic Violence Helpline number is 0808 2000 247 and they are always open 24 hours.

Women''s Aid


Mankind is a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence. Their support helpline number is 01823 334244 and open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Mankind

MATCH is a charity that offers non-judgemental support and information to mothers apart from their children in a wide variety of circumstances.

MATCH


ParentLine is a confidential service for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life. Their helpline number is 0808 800 2222 and is open 7 days a week, 7am – midnight.

Family Lives


NHS Direct is the national health line, providing expert health advice and information. Their number is 0845 4647 and is open 24 hours.

NHS Direct


You can also read how other members are coping with the festive season, and contribute with your own thoughts on this thread.

On behalf of Wikivorce, I would like wish you a Merry Christmas, and a much improved year for you next year.

Ruth
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