EMMERDALE - August 2018 - programme information

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation have reliable, simple information about heart and circulatory diseases, and their risk factors. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a condition or know someone who has, you can contact them. Details can be found on their website.

The Children’s Heart Federation

The Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) is the leading UK children’s heart charity. If you have concerns relating to a baby, child or teenager with a heart condition or to a pre-natal diagnosis, CHF’s information line will offer advice and support.

Call 0300 561 0065 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1700 and calls cost a similar rate to 01 or 02 numbers) or email with your query.

Information sheets can be downloaded from the CHF website they cover a wide range of heart conditions and issues relating to caring for heart children.

Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity)

Sands support anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby, whether your baby died recently or long ago.

The Sands helpline hours are:
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, plus Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 7pm - 10pm

You can contact the Sands Helpline on 0808 164 3332 (calls are charged at local rate)
Or email
Visit the website:

ARC Antenatal Results and Choices

ARC is the only UK wide charity providing non-directive information and support through antenatal testing and its consequences. They provide specialised support to those facing a prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomaly.

Call the national helpline and speak to a member of their trained team.
The national helpline is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am-5.30pm.
Call 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486 from a mobile.
Or email

CORONATION STREET - July/August 2018 - programme information

Zero Suicide Alliance

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service Trusts, Businesses and Individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond.

The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.

The aims of this training are to; enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.

Please contact them at for further information.


Maytree is a national charity offering adults who are feeling suicidal a one off stay, in a non-medical setting. A calm, confidential and safe environment, where adults who are feeling suicidal can go for five days to talk through their suicidal feelings, reflect, reconnect with others and hopefully rediscover why life is worth living.

For more information about their service please visit

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, are aged over 18 and live in the UK, then please call on 020 7263 7070 or email


SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

One in four people in Scotland will have a mental health problem at some point in their life. This means that you may know someone with a mental health problem, or maybe you're worried about your own mental health. SAMH believe there is no health without mental health. They are here to provide help, information and support; to campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems and to raise money to fund their vital work. They are here for everyone, and they are here for you.

For more information, visit or email

Shelter Scotland

From homelessness to home owner, Shelter Scotland has housing advice for everyone.

Visit the website for more information at


The NSPCC is a leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Adults can contact the free 24/7 helpline for advice and support or to share concerns about a child. Contact the free helpline by calling 0808 800 5000, by texting 88858, by emailing or visiting

The NSPCC-run Childline service provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help. Children can contact Childline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0800 1111 or by visiting

The UK Sepsis Trust

The UK Sepsis Trust is a charity dedicated to ending preventable deaths from sepsis and improving outcomes for sepsis survivors. They work to raise awareness of sepsis among the public and health care professionals; encourage early diagnosis; lobby politicians to improve standards of care; and provide better support for sepsis survivors.

You can contact their support team on 0808 800 0029, calls are free and lines are open 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday

For more information visit Facebook: Twitter:

Survivors Manchester

Survivors Manchester
P.O Box 4325
M61 0BG
Call the National Male Survivor Helpline: 0808 800 5005
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-4pm
Tue & Thu: 8am-8pm
Sat: 10am-12pm
Visit the National Male Survivor Website

EMMERDALE - June 2018 - programme information


Support for young people and teenagers (19 or under) who may have gender identity issues.


Helpline: 0844 334 0550 or from a mobile 0344 334 0550 (Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm)


CORONATION STREET - June 2018 - programme information

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. CALM’s free, anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat are open every single day between 5pm-midnight.

For further information please visit


The Samaritans is a registered charity that can provide support for anyone in distress. You don't have to be suicidal to call Samaritans.
Call any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), or email, or visit to find details of your nearest branch.

Website at:

CORONATION STREET - April/May 2018 - programme information

Karma Nirvana

Are you being pressured to get married against your will?
Do you fear to bring shame & dishonour on your family?
Have you been emotionally manipulated or physically abused?
Are you being told to get married because of your religion?
Do you worry about being disowned?

If you have suffered emotionally or physically, have been disowned or are thinking of leaving home we can help you. If you are LGBTQ and fear the consequences of coming out, we will stand by you.

Perhaps you have been living in a forced marriage for years and would just like to talk, we will listen and we will help you too.

For over twenty years we have helped thousands of men and women across the UK. Karma Nirvana does not discriminate between age, gender, sexuality, faith or no faith.

UK Helpline: 0800 5999 247
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
If you are in immediate danger, call 999

Naz and Matt Foundation

Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex) individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, particularly where religion is heavily influencing the situation.

Our mission is to never let religion, any religion, come in the way of the unconditional love between parents and their children.

Social Media:
Twitter: @nazandmatt


Dedicated to self-harm recovery, insight and support.

SelfharmUK is a national charity which aims to provide support for young people struggling with issues related to self-harm. This means working in an online setting, our website allowing young people to post their concerns and fears about their harming and we respond to support them in that. Other anxiety concerns, including OCD, may be posted. In addition, we run an online support group called Alumina that young people can access via our website. We also support parents and professionals.

Anyone seeking help and support can contact us via our website: Our website is regularly updated with blog posts and articles and we are committed to insight, recovery and support.

Addaction Scotland

Addaction Scotland has developed its expertise and innovation across a wide range of services, including; pregnancy and early years work, community alcohol support, community recovery rehab, working with older people, mutual aid partnerships, blood borne virus (support through testing and treatment), harm reduction and education and employment.

Visit the website for more information.

EMMERDALE - May 2018 - programme information

Rape Crisis Scotland

You can call Rape Crisis Scotland free on 0808 801 0302 (6pm to midnight). Calls are free from UK landlines and major mobile providers, or you can visit the website

Scottish Women's Aid

Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. They play a vital role coordinating, influencing and campaigning for effective responses to domestic abuse. They work with a network of 36 specialist local Women’s Aid groups toward a shared vision of a Scotland where domestic abuse is not tolerated.

Write to: 2nd Floor
132 Rose Street



If you feel scared of or around your partner or if you are worried about someone you know, get in touch with Scotland’s 24 hour Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline on 0800 027 1234, email or visit

EMMERDALE - April 2018 - programme information

Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland provides support and information services to victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland. They support 200,000 people affected by crime each year. This support is provided by staff and volunteers in national and local offices and court-based services across Scotland.

They are an independent charity and not part of the Police Scotland or Scottish Courts. All conversations with victims and witnesses are confidential and are not shared with people outside of Victim Support Scotland.

The service is completely free.

You can visit their website at

Or call the helpline on 0345 603 9213, Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm. Calls from landlines or mobile cost the same as to an 01 or an 02 number and will generally be included in any discount schemes or inclusive call minutes. For more info, please see


FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential advice, go to or call 0300 123 6600. FRANK can also help if you’re worried about a friend or family member, or are looking for help yourself.

Scottish viewers can also use the resources available on the Scottish Drug Services website

THE REAL FULL MONTY - March 2018 - programme information

Giving support to all those fighting male cancers
0808 802 0010

Helping to stop men dying too young from cancer
0207 952 2060

Prostate Cancer UK
Committed to confronting prostate cancer together
0800 074 8383

Breast Cancer Care
Offering expert information to anyone diagnosed with breast cancer
0808 800 6000

Breast Cancer Now
The UK's leading breast cancer research charity
0333 20 70 300

Raising awareness and providing information about breast cancer

FOUR DAYS THAT SHOOK BRITAIN - March 2018 - programme information

If you were affected in any way by a terrorist attack last year, emotional and practical support is available for you.

Sometimes it’s not easy to recognise when you might need some help, but different kinds of support are available, including peer support networks, advice on talking to children, and practical assistance. It’s never too late to seek advice.

Please visit to find out more.

Alternatively, you can contact the following organisations for help:

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
National Helpline opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am-8pm
Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
0845 600 2227 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your 'phone company's access charge)
Or visit the Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland website

Samaritans Helpline
Free phone: 116 123
Open 24hrs

The Bereavement Trust Helpline
Free phone: 0800 435 455
Open 6pm-10pm 365 days a year

SAMM - Support After Murder & Manslaughter
Helpline: 0845 872 3440 / 0121 472 2912 (Calls charged at local rate)
Support available 24hrs - please leave a message and your call will be returned

Winston's Wish
Supporting children, young people and their families after the death of a parent or sibling
Free phone: 08088 020 021
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm