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Samaritans is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone in England who...


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Childline offers free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here for youth in England who may require...


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The Royal British Legion Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We are here to...


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Anxiety UK Helpline is dedicated to providing free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and...


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Samaritans - Welsh Language Line offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support adults in England who...


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No Panic Youth Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information by phone. We help youth in...


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LGBT Foundation Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help the LGBTQ+...


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SEED Advice Line provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here to help everyone, adults, youth,...


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OCD Action Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help adults in England who...


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The Mix Crisis Messenger is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text...


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Womankind Helpline provides free and confidential support and information over phone and online chat. We support women, men in...


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Breaking the Silence Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to help adults, youth,...


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Premier Lifeline: The National Christian Helpline offers free and confidential support and information over phone. We help...


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Muslim Youth Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We exist to help people...


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Moodswings Helpline offers free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help adults, the LGBTQ+ community, people with a...


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Struggling with stress? Reach out to a hotline in England for free support

When you don't deal with stress in a healthy way, it can build up and start to negatively impact your life. You may find it harder to cope with everyday responsibilities. Fortunately, help is available from 16 hotlines in England. Stress can look like:

  • Irritable, angry, and impatient.
  • Dry mouth and trouble swallowing anything.
  • Sleep disturbances; sleeping excessively or not sleeping at all.
  • Rapid heartbeat and chest pain.
  • Headaches or dizziness.
  • Excessive sweating in the hands.
  • Procrastinating or avoiding responsibilities.
  • Pulling back from your loved ones.

When you're under a lot of stress, pressure and tension build up and life can suddenly feel unmanageable. It can be scary when it feel like things are beyond your control. However, there are healthy ways to manage stress that can ease the pressure and help you cope.

You may feel that you should be able to handle your problems on your own, but there's a lot of strength in reaching out for help. If you contact a hotline in England, you'll be connected to a counselor or volunteer who can help carry your burdens. Sometimes simply opening up to someone can make you feel lighter.

If you are ready to talk to someone about stress, you can contact a hotline in England for free and confidential support.


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