0808 196 3651: Call the coronavirus support line
Get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
If coping is hard for you and you need to chat, phone us.
Call free and confidentially, everyday 10am to 6pm
Our friendly and experienced volunteers on the British Red Cross support line are here to help you cope with feelings of loneliness, mild depression, isolation and grief after bereavement.
We can also help you get medicine and food.
The British Red Cross support line is available everyday, from 10am to 6pm. If you need support out of these hours, emergency 24 hour help is available.
Call 999 in a life threatening or medical emergency. This is when you or someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.
If you need a translator, call and say 'can I speak to a translator?'.
With the help of our volunteers, we now provide support in more than 200 languages including Farsi, Arabic, Persian, Kurdish Dari, Punjabi, Russian, Italian and Somali.
Coping with loneliness and anxiety
If you feel lonely, you're not alone. Use these online resources to help support yourself and others during the pandemic.
- Build confidence, coping skills and connect with others.
- Understand more about loneliness and its causes.
Look after yourself during lockdown
We have lots of information and advice to help you during this time: