Please note that these services are independent of the Infected Blood Inquiry.
The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C and runs a confidential helpline on 020 7089 6221 open 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays and over the Christmas break) which is staffed by people with personal experience of hepatitis C.
The Terrence Higgins Trust is offering a free talking therapy service for former Macfarlane Trust beneficiaries, living with or affected by HIV as a result of contaminated blood products. If you contact them on 0808 8021221 or email [email protected] they will arrange an assessment with their trauma therapist.
The Samaritans are available any time, day or night, if you’re having a difficult time. You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels. The Samaritans are there to listen, no judgement, no pressure and help you work through what’s on your mind. The freephone number is 116123.