@katharine61 Had a wonderful suggestion (seconded by @Smoj) about a topic that would list out helpline numbers should any of us have an urgent need to call a helpline. I’m sure most, if not all of us, know our local emergency number should we have an emergency of that level, but I’ve often found that helpline numbers circulate but I never remember them. I might write it down but the sticky note disappears.
This way, we can have a list of numbers that is far easier to find in the long run, and getting helpline numbers quickly when they are needed is definitely important. Though please keep in mind (you guys I’m sure know this but I gotta say it) that the helpline is the responsibility of the people running it, we (How to ADHD) are not connected to these helplines in anyway, this is just a group effort of collecting helpline numbers from around the world.
Here’s how it works…
Post the location for the helpline and the helpline number in a reply and I will update this post with numbers as they come in.
The Helpline List
AUSTRALIA… 000 (Emergency), 112 (Emergency from Mobile Phone)
AUSTRALIA… 1300 22 4636 (Beyond Blue - Mental Health, Mainly depression and anxiety)
AUSTRALIA… 13 11 14 (Lifeline - Crisis support)
BELGIUM… 106 (tele-onthaa, Dutch speaking / Tele-onthaal)
BELGIUM… 107 (Tele-acceuille, French speaking)
BELGIUM… 108 (Telefonhilfe, German speaking)
BELGIUM… 0800 32 123 (Suicide Prevention, French)
BELGIUM… 1813 (Suicide Prevention, Dutch)
CANADA… 911 (Emergency)
CANADA, British Columbia… 811 (to speak to a nurse, option to speak to pharmacist)
CANADA, British Columbia… 1-866-661-3311 (Crisis Hotline)
CANADA, Ontario… 1-866-797-0000 (Telehealth Ontario) How it works (post by SuppaDev)
NEW ZEALAND… 0800 543 354 (Lifeline)
NEW ZEALAND… 0508 828 865 (Suicide Crisis Helpline)
NEW ZEALAND… 0800 611 116 (Healthline)
NEW ZEALAND… 0800 726 666 (Samaritans)
NEW ZEALAND… 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (Depression Helpline)
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND… 116 123 (Samaritans Helpline)
UNITED KINGDOM… 999 (Emergency)
UNITED KINGDOM… 116 123 (Samaritans Helpline)
UNITED STATES… 911 (Emergency)
These are websites that are not already listed above!
AUSTRALIA: ADHD Australia | ADHD Support Groups by State
ENGLAND: ADHD Action | ADHD Foundation | ADHD North West
NEW ZEALAND: ADHD Association | ADHD Support and Resources
NEW ZEALAND: ADHD in Adults | ADHD in Children | Helplines | Support groups