The Harbour Counselling Service will close for Christmas from Friday 23rd December. The service will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January.
We will taking a complete break. We will not be checking our telephones or emails, or the website contact form but will do so on our return.
The Harbour is not a crisis service, so if you feel you are in immediate and urgent need of support, please contact your GP or telephone NHS 111.
At a loss – Grief Chat
You can chat live to a specially trained bereavement counsellor. It is a completely free service and available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm.
Opening hours over Christmas are the same except on the following days:
Christmas Eve: 09:00-15:00
Monday 27th – Closed
Tuesday 29th – Closed
New Year’s Eve – 09:00-15:00
Monday 3rd January – Closed
Samaritans for 24-hour confidential emotional support
Call 116 123 – Whatever you’re going through, you can call Samaritans at any time, from any phone for FREE.
Email Jo@samaritans.org – Sometimes writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you understand them better. They aim to respond within 24 hours.
Childline for 24-hour confidential support to children and young people up to the 19th Birthday
Call 0800 11 11 (Open 24 hours)
CALM for support for men anywhere in the UK
Call 0800 58 58 58 (5pm – Midnight)
PAPYRUS for confidential suicide prevention advice and support
Call 0800 068 4141 (Open every day of the year, 9am – Midnight)
Young Minds Text line for 24/7 crisis support for young people
Text YM to 85258 (24-hour service)
(Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus)
COVID Speakeasy for anyone who has lost their life-partner or spouse due to COVID-19
Cruse Bereavement care Free Helpline
call 0808 808 1677
Barnardo’s Boloh Helpline – For People Seeking Asylum
The Helpline is open Monday – Friday (10am-8pm) and Saturday (10-3pm) via phone 0800 151 2605, webchat and email Boloh.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff speak different languages or can provide an interpreter who speaks your language
Closed on Bank Holidays over the Christmas period: