Support over the festive period — Clean Break



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Support over the festive period

Where to access support while Clean Break is closed

Clean Break services will be closed over the festive period, from 4pm on Thursday 21 December 2023 until 10am on Monday 15 January 2024.

We know that this can be a challenging time of year, so we've made a list of helplines which will remain open.

NHS Direct 111 - Lines open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Confidential advice if you have a medical issue that is not life threatening or an immediate emergency.

Samaritans 116 123 - Lines open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you. They’re here to listen.

Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 - Lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Trained women helpline workers and volunteers will answer your call in confidence.

National Rape Crisis Helpline 0808 500 2222 - Lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Confidential support if you have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago.

Shelter Emergency Housing Helpline 0808 800 4444 - Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm and weekends and bank holidays, 9am - 5pm.
Housing experts will advise you if you are at risk of homelessness.

BEAT Eating Disorder Helpline 0808 801 0677 – From 18 December 2023, the Helpline will be available from 3pm to 8pm - 7 days a week.
Support and information about eating disorders no matter where you are in your journey.

Cruse Bereavement Support 0808 808 1677 – See their website for opening times.
A space to talk about your bereavement with trained helpline volunteers.

Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

If you are in serious danger call 999

For a longer list of support services, please visit this page.

If you would like some ideas for places to go and things to do over the festive period you might like to download this pack, made by volunteers at Clean Break.

We wish everyone a peaceful time over the next few weeks, and look forward to welcoming our Members back in January.

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