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Advice organisations

We understand that this research might have led to you speaking about some times in your life which you might want advice and support about. This leaflet lists some services which you may find useful. You can also contact a member of the Op Divan team or the other agencies you are working with as part of the Op Divan programme.

Not all of these are free phone numbers, and some may cost extra to call on some landlines and mobile phones. Even if you can’t make phone calls, you can still contact some of these services in other ways, like chatting to someone online or emailing them.

Call 999 if you are in an emergency. For non-emergencies where you still want to speak to the police, please call 101.


Childline is a free counselling service for children and young people 18 or under that provides advice and support.


The Samaritans run a free and confidential helpline that supports people of all ages to talk through their problems.

  • Call 116 123 (phone lines open 24/7)
  • Email (24-hour response time)

Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire

Supporting Victims provides help to those who have or think they have been a victim of a crime.

  • Call 01609 643100 (Monday-Friday, 8am to 6pm)
  • Find out about victim support services in North Yorkshire at

Fearless is a service where you can access information and advice about crime and criminality. You can pass on information about crime 100% anonymously. This means you don't have to give any personal details.


Crimestoppers is a charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime, 100% anonymously.

Talk to Frank

Talk to Frank offers advice about drugs and alcohol.

Young Minds

Young Minds helps young people to get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

Missing People

Charity dedicated to bringing missing children and adults back together with their families.

NatCen Social Research

If you would like to talk to someone at NatCen Social Research about the research, please contact us by sending an email to or calling 0808 168 8519. Our number is free to call.