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Useful Contacts

The Bridgeway is a dedicated service that helps men, women, children and young people in Cumbria who have been raped or sexually assaulted, either recently or in the past.

For free and confidential advice, please call our 24/7 helpline on 0808 118 6432.

The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline team:

  • Offer information, friendship and advice.

  • Link callers to local groups and services.

  • Offer regular friendship calls.

  • Protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect.

0800 470 80 90 – 24 hours a day, 356 days a week.

The SAFE Centre Preston

The SAFE Centre offers medical examination, advice and support to women, men and children who have experienced sexual assault or rape.

A member of the team will be available day or night by calling our telephone support and information line – 01772 523344. If we cannot speak with you straight away, we will ring you back as soon as possible.

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. 0300 123 3393 or text 86463.

Whatever you are going through a Samaritan will face it with you.


116 123 – Call for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

SANE line is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

0300 304 7000 – 4.30pm to 10.30pm, 365 days of the year.

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