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Information and Support - Doctor Foster

If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in Doctor Foster, there are organisations that can help.


Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

Phone: 116 123


Visit the Samaritans website


CALM, the campaign against living miserably is a suicide prevention charity that offers free, anonymous and confidential support via their helpline and webchat for anyone who is in crisis.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily 5pm-midnight)

Visit the CALM website


PAPYRUS offer support, practical advice and information to young people considering suicide and can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.

Phone: 0800 068 41 41

Visit the PAPYRUS website

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.

Phone: 0300 111 5065 (9am to 9pm daily)

Visit the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide website


Mind provides advice and support on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, legislation and details of local help and support in England and Wales.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (weekdays 9am - 6pm)

Visit the Mind website

Family Lives

Family Lives provides help and support in all aspects of family life, including bullying, special educational needs, and support for specific communities.

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Weekends 10am-3pm)

Visit the Family Lives website

The Parent Connection

The Parent Connection exists to help parents who are either going through separation or who are struggling with issues associated with parenting after parting. Everything on the site aims to help parents gain a deeper understanding of how children are affected by separation and tackle some of the difficult issues. It should also help you establish a new ‘parenting’ rather than ‘couple’ relationship with each other.

Visit the Parent Connection website

Splitting Up? Put Kids First

Splitting Up? Put Kids First is an online service to help separating couples continue to parent in the best way possible, despite their break-up. It is designed to help parents reduce the need to go court by working out their own arrangements for the children, as early into a break-up as possible.

Visit the Splitting Up? Put Kids First website

Care for the Family

Care for the Family provides parenting and relationship support to those who face family difficulties and those widowed young.

Phone: 029 2081 0800

Visit the Care for the Family website

The Family Separation Hub

The Family Separation Hub provides information, tools and strategies for dealing with all aspects of divorce and family separation.

Visit the Family Separation Hub website