Help and Support

We take support and counselling very seriously and people who are considering a DNA, drug or alcohol test should think carefully about the repercussions of a result and the impact it may have on any individuals involved.

To speak to the AlphaBiolabs Support Service call Free on: 0333 600 1300

There are a number of professional bodies who are able to provide independent advice, help and counselling available free.

Your Local Health Service

Citizens Advice Bureau (providing general advice)

DNA Help and Support

Single Parents Support (support and advice for single parents)

Childline (support and advice for children)
tel: 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Gingerbread (charity working for and with single parent families)
tel: 0800 018 5026 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9 am to 5 pm; Wed 9 am to 8 pm)

Families Need Fathers (support for parents and families)
tel: 0300 0300 363 (Mon-Fri 6 pm to 10 pm)

National Family Mediation (network of local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services)
Tel: (01392) 271610 (Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm)

Parentline Plus (charity working for and with parents)
Tel: 0808 800 2222 (24 hours)

Relate (organisation providing family relationship counselling)
Tel: 0300 100 1234

Rights of Women (specialist advice in family law, children and contact issues)
tel: 020 7251 6577 (Tues-Thurs 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm; Fri 12 pm to 2pm)

The Child Support Agency
tel: 08457 133 133 (Mon-Fri 8 am to 8 pm; Sat 9 am to 5 pm)

The Samaritans (confidential non-judgmental emotional support)
tel UK: 08457 909090 (24 hours)

The UK Council for Pyschotherapy (directory of psychotherapists)

Drug Issues Help and Support

Frank Friendly, confidential drug advice

tel UK: 0300 123 6600

NHS Free drugs advice from the NHS

National Drugs Helpline The National Drugs Helpline is a 24-hour, seven-days a week, free and confidential telephone service that offers advice and information for those who are concerned, or have questions, about drugs.

tel UK: 0800 77 66 00

Know the Score  Scotland’s drugs information gateway with information on drugs and the effects of drug misuse.

tel: 0800 587 587 9

Release Provides a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drugs users and those who live and work with them.

Alcohol Issues Help and Support

DrinkAware Raising awareness about alcohol, health issues, legislation and drinking.

NHS Choices Advice & resources covering binge drinking, alcoholism, drinking calculator, alcohol limits and more.

Alcohol Concern Alcohol Concern is the leading national charity working on alcohol issues.