Hopefully, life goes smoothly for you and you experience as few hiccups along the way as possible. But chances are, at some point, you will find yourself in some sort of situation where you need help or assistance. This can range from general support to an outright emergency and it’s important that you know who to call for different occasions. There are, of course, countless numbers out there that will put you through to someone useful for a variety of different situations. But hopefully, some of the options outlined below will help you to build your knowledge and protect yourself as best possible down the line.
A Support Network
For minor day to day inconveniences, it’s good to have a strong support network of family or friends around you who will be able to assist you as and when you need it. This could be to vent about work, to ask advice, to ask small favours like being dropped to the airport and more. A good support network will be able to help you with your day to day needs. Of course, you do need to make sure that this is reciprocated and that you’re there for them too!
If you ever find yourself in trouble with the law, it’s a good idea to make sure you have the number of a trusted, qualified, experienced and dedicated lawyer on hand. Just bear in mind that most lawyers have an area of specialism and will be able to help you with different matters. For example, you may have a family lawyer to help with custody battles or divorce settlements, but Criminal defence solitors for issues with the law and the police. It’s good to have a good choice at hand and saved in your contacts should you need them.
Mental Health Support
Nowadays, we’re growing increasingly aware of the importance of our mental health and wellbeing. We know that a significant percentage of the population struggle with mental health issues at some point during their lives. This is positive, but it’s also important to be aware of the multiple means and sources of support out there. If you ever find yourself struggling, it’s good to know who to reach out to. A good option is your doctor, who will be able to diagnose any underlying conditions and set you on the right course of treatment. Other good options include therapists or counselors, mental health charities, support groups and helplines. There’s always someone out there ready and waiting to listen and help.
Got kids? There may be occasions where you need to attend events or activities where they are unable to attend. This is why it’s good to have a reliable babysitter or childminder at hand. Of course, you need to make sure that this is a trusted relative or friend, or a professional who has been background checked and has a good history of childcare.
These are just a few numbers you should have in your phonebook, but hopefully, each will come in useful for you at some point or another!
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