Help & Support Organisations

Organisations that can provide help, support and information for a variety of issues, are listed below by topic and in alphabetical order.

Abuses

UPDATED: 12.12.2019
In this section you can find support for the following forms of abuse:
• Rape & Sexual Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Forced Marriage
• Stalking
• Trafficking & Slavery
• FGM

For child abuse (however long ago), grooming, neglect or harm and abuse in sport please CLICK HERE

Rape 

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
http://www.rasasc.org.uk
Supporting anyone who has been raped or sexually abused regardless of when the abuse happened.
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (lines open 12 midday – 2.30pm and 7pm- 9.30pm)

Rape Crisis – England and Wales
http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Supporting anyone affected by rape and sexual violence, with online details of Rape Crisis Centre locations.

Rape Crisis Scotland
http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
Supporting anyone in Scotland affected by rape and sexual violence.
Helpline: 08088 010302 (lines open 6pm – 12 midnight)
Email: info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Live Fear Free
https://gov.wales/live-fear-free
Welsh Women’s Aid helpline for those suffering with domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Helpline: 0808 80 10 800 (lines open 24 hours a day, every day)
Live chat: online 24 hours every day.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland
http://www.rcni.ie
Supporting anyone in Northern Ireland affected by rape and sexual violence

National Male Survivors Helpline
National Male Helpline: 0808 800 5005
Young People’s Helpline: 0808 800 5007
(Opening hours for both helplines Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday 8am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 12pm)
Safeline
http://www.safeline.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Support for men, women and young people affected by rape and abuse.

Survivors UK
http://www.survivorsuk.org
Survivors UK support men who have been raped or sexually abused, no matter when the abuse happened. Also support men coping with the abuse of someone close to them.
Email: info@survivorsuk.org.

The Mix
http://www.themix.org.uk
Offers support via helpline, email and confidential 1-2-1 chat to young people – up to age 25.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open 4pm – 11pm)
1-2-1 chat – live messaging (Sunday – Friday 4pm – 11pm)
Email: help@themix.org.uk

Victim Support
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
Support for anyone affected by any crime or assault, regardless of whether or not the police are contacted.
Helpline: 0808 16 89 111 (lines open 24 hours a day)
Email: info@victimsupport.org.uk.

Rights of Women
http://www.rightsofwomen.org.uk/
Providing legal advice to women who have been raped or sexual assaulted, with a free booklet available to download online called ‘Report to Court’
Advice Line: 0207 251 6577 (lines open Tuesday – Thursday 7pm – 9pm, Friday 12 – 2pm)

Beyond The Streets
https://beyondthestreets.org.uk/
Work with women facing exploitation on the streets. Helping women to be safe from coercion, violence and abuse.
Message line: 0800 133 7870 at anytime – leave message, name and mobile number for a call back.

STOPSO
http://www.stopso.org.uk/
Working to prevent harmful sexual behaviour through therapy. For anyone concerned about their behaviour or someone else’s.

EACH (Educational Action Challenging Homophobia)
https://each.education/
Support for adults and young people affected by homophobic or transphobic bullying.
Action Line: For young people – 0808 1000 143 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am-4pm)

Incest
http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/incest
Information on Incest and the law.

 

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Helpline
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines open 24 hours – member of language line for access to interpreters for non-English speaking callers)

Women’s Aid
https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
Supporting women who experience physical, emotional or sexual violence in the home.

Refuge
https://www.refuge.org.uk/
Supporting  women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.

Scottish Women’s Aid
http://www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk/
Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 027 1234 (lines open 24 hours)

Live Fear Free
https://gov.wales/live-fear-free
Welsh Women’s Aid helpline for those suffering with domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Helpline: 0808 80 10 800 (lines open 24 hours)
Live chat: online 24 hours every day.

Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland
http://www.womensaidni.org/
Support for women and men affected by domestic or sexual violence.
Helpline: 0808 802 1414 (lines open 24 hours)

Men’s Advice Line
http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/
Providing support to men subjected to violence from partners or ex-partners.
Helpline: 0808 801 0327 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am-5pm, and 8pm Monday & Wednesday)
Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

Children and Domestic Violence
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/domestic-abuse/
NSPCC  information and support on domestic abuse or violence and affected children.
If you’re concerned for the safety or welfare of a child, call:
Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

National Centre for Domestic Violence
http://www.ncdv.org.uk
Free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.
Helpline : 0800 970 2070 (lines open 24 hours)

Mankind
http://www.mankind.org.uk
Mankind offer support to male victims of domestic abuse and violence.
Helpline: 01823 334244 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)

Coercive Control
http://rightsofwomen.org.uk/get-information/violence-against-women-and-international-law/coercive-control-and-the-law/
Information on Coercive control, which is when a person with whom you are personally connected, repeatedly behaves in a way which makes you feel controlled, dependent, isolated or scared.

Galop
http://www.galop.org.uk/
Galop support lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (lines open Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10am – 5pm, Wednesday & Thursday to 8pm)
Online chat: (Wednesday & Thursday 5 – 8pm)
Email: help@galop.org.uk

Hidden Hurt
http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk
Information about domestic abuse.

The Henna Foundation
http://www.hennafoundation.org/home.html
Support for Muslim women and their families.

Dwell
http://dwelldomesticviolence.com/
Preventing domestic violence against women.

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) 
http://ikwro.org.uk/
Advice and support to Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls living in the UK who are facing Forced Marriage, Child Marriage, “Honour” Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence. Advice in Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Pashto and English and a free counselling service in Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and English.

Southall Black Sisters
http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/
Advice and support services for minority ethnic women, on gender-related issues, such as forced marriage, honour killings and the criminal justice, immigration and asylum systems.

Muslim Women’s Network – MWN Helpline
http://www.mwnhelpline.co.uk/
Information, support to Asian and Muslim women and girls from diverse ethnic / faith backgrounds who are suffering from or at risk of abuse or facing problems on a range of issues.
Helpline: 0800 999 5786 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am -4pm)
Text: 07415 206 936 (Text at any time, replies Monday – Friday 10am -4pm)
Email: info@mwnhelpline.co.uk

 

Forced Marriage

Karma Nirvana
http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/
Support for victims of honour crime and forced marriage.
Helpline: 0800 5999 247 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am- 5pm)

Forced Marriage Unit
https://www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage
Support information for forced marriage.
Helpline: 020 7008 0151 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: fmu@fco.gov.uk

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) 
http://ikwro.org.uk/
Advice and support to Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls living in the UK who are facing Forced Marriage, Child Marriage, “Honour” Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence. Advice in Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Pashto and English and a free counseling service in Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and English.

Southall Black Sisters
http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/
Advice and support services for minority ethnic women on gender-related issues, such as forced marriage, honour killings and the criminal justice, immigration and asylum systems.

Freedom Charity
http://www.freedomcharity.org.uk/
Support information for children and young people at risk of violent crime, dishonour-based violence and forced marriages.

Stalking

National Stalking Helpline
http://www.stalkinghelpline.org/
Guidance information for harassment or stalking.
Helpline:  0808 802 0300 (lines open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 – 4pm, Wednesday 1 – 4pm)

Scared of Someone?
https://www.scaredofsomeone.org/
Is what’s happening to you stalking? Check out here.

Guide for victims of stalking
http://www.womensaid.ie/download/pdf/digital_stalking_guide_v2_nov_2012.pdf
Women’s Aid and Network for Surviving Stalking have produced a guide ‘Digital stalking: a guide to technology risks for victims’.

Protection Against Stalking
http://www.protectionagainststalking.org/
Protection Against Stalking work with professionals and organisations to improve the safety of stalking and harassment victims.

Get Safe Online
https://www.getsafeonline.org/
Expert advice on protecting your computer, phone, tablet against online stalking and much more.

Paladin – National Stalking Advocacy Service
http://paladinservice.co.uk/
A service for high risk victims only. That is, those who are at risk of serious harm or homicide. Referral information on the website.
Email: info@paladinservice.co.uk

Victim Support
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-victims/ive-been-affected/stalking-and-harassment
Information for victims of stalking or harassment.

Action Against Stalking -AAS
http://www.actionagainststalking.org
Information for anyone who is being stalked; Scotland only.

Report a Stalker
https://www.gov.uk/report-stalker
Government information on reporting the crime of stalking.

Trafficking , Slavery and Exploitation

Modern Slavery Helpline
https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/
Help for yourself, or someone who may be a victim of slavery or exploitation, call in confidence.
Helpline: 08000 121 700 (lines open 24 hours)

Salvation Army – Modern Slavery
http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/human-trafficking (opens in a new window)
Providing support services for adult victims of trafficking and modern slavery.
Referral Line (England and Wales only): 0300 303 8151 (lines open 24 hours)

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) 
http://ikwro.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Advice and support to Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls living in the UK who are facing Forced Marriage, Child Marriage, “Honour” Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence. Advice in Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Pashto and English and a free counseling service in Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and English.

Southall Black Sisters
http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/
Advice and support services for minority ethnic women on gender-related issues, such as forced marriage, honour killings and the criminal justice, immigration and asylum systems.

Women and Girls Network
http://www.wgn.org.uk/
Counselling and support for women trafficked into the sex industry.
Helpline: 0808 801 0660 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 6pm – 9pm)

Unseen UK
http://www.unseenuk.org/
Raising awareness of trafficking and modern slavery as well as supporting survivors.
Email: info@unseenuk.org

The Helen Bamber Foundation
http://www.helenbamber.org/
Working with survivors of torture, wars, genocides, sex trafficking, slavery and extreme domestic violence; plus gender and sexuality-based persecution.

Revenge Porn Helpline
http://www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk
Support for anyone affected by sexually explicit material posted online without consent.
Helpline: 0345 6000 459 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm)
Email: help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk

Barnardo’s
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_projects/sexual_exploitation.htm
Supporting young people who suffer from sexual exploitation.

End Child Prostitution and Trafficking – ECPAT UK
http://www.ecpat.org.uk/
Campaigning to end child sex tourism and trafficking.

Equality Advisory & Support Service –EASS
http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/ (opens in a new window)
Offering assistance and advice on equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.
Helpline : 0808 800 0082 ( lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm)
Text: 0808 800 0084

 

FGM-Female Genital Mutilation

NSPCC – FGM
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/fgm
Offering support advice for anyone concerned about female genital mutilation (FGM); the NSPCC provide an anonymous helpline.
Telephone: 0800 028 3550 (24 hours a day, every day)
Email: fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

Muslim Women’s Network – MWN Helpline
http://www.mwnhelpline.co.uk/issuesstep2.php?id=16
Information, support to Asian and Muslim women and girls from diverse ethnic / faith backgrounds.
Helpline: 0800 999 5786 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am -4pm)
Text: 07415 206 936 (Text at any time, replies Monday – Friday 10am -4pm)
Email: info@mwnhelpline.co.uk

NHS – FGM
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/female-genital-mutilation/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Information on the illegal practise of  FGM.

Forward
http://www.forwarduk.org.uk
Provide help, information and support to anyone affected by FGM ( Female Genital Mutilation), including those who fear they or a girl they know may be at risk.

Daughters of Eve
http://www.dofeve.org/
Working to protect girls and young women at risk of FGM.

End FGM
http://www.endfgm.eu/
An Amnesty International project run with European organisations to place FGM high on the EU Agenda.

Equality Now
https://www.equalitynow.org/
Information on Equality Now campaigns to stop the practise of FGM.

 

Bullying & Harassment

UPDATED: 11.10.2019

For Stalking please click here

For Online Safety please click here

 

ChildLine   
http://www.childline.org.uk
ChildLine provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. ChildLine can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)

Bullying UK
https://www.bullying.co.uk/general-advice/what-is-bullying/
Bullying UK offer information on all types of bullying including workplace, school and via text messages.
Parent Helpline: 0808 800 222 (lines open: Monday – Friday 9am -9pm, Weekends 10am -3pm)

Shout
https://www.giveusashout.org/
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis and need support to cope.
Text Shout to 85258

Racial Bullying
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/crime-law/racism/
Information on what is racism and what to do if you’re a young person experiencing racial bullying.

Kidscape
http://www.kidscape.org.uk
Offering advice to parents, carers and professionals about anti-bullying and child safety advice. Further information is available to download online.

Adult Bullying
http://www.mentalhealthsupport.co.uk/AdultBullying.html
Provides information and advice on how to handle adult bullying.

Gov.UK – Workplace bullying
https://www.gov.uk/workplace-bullying-and-harassment
Offering information on harassment and bullying in the workplace.

Citizens Advice – Harassment at Work
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/discrimination-at-work/what-are-the-different-types-of-discrimination/harassment-at-work/
Information on types of harassment and bullying in the workplace and what to do about it.

Sexual Harassment in Workplace
http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=6078
Information from ACAS on sexual harassment in any workplace, what it is and how to make a complaint.

Education Support Partnership 
https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/
Counselling, information and support for everyone working in education.
Supportline: UK – 08000 562 561 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: support@edsupport.org.uk

Homophobic Bullying
https://www.stonewall.org.uk/best-practice-toolkits-and-resources-0
Stonewall toolkits and resources for tackling homophobic bullying in schools and colleges.
Information Line: 0800 050 20 20 (lines open Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm)
Email: info@stonewall.org.uk

True Vision
http://www.report-it.org.uk/home
Information on hate crime and how to report it.

EACH (Educational Action Challenging Homophobia)
https://each.education
Support for adults and young people affected by homophobic or transphobic bullying.
Action Line: For young people – 0808 1000 143 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am-4pm)

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme
An initiative of The Diana Award 
The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme assists and supports young people through anti-bullying activities.
http://www.antibullyingpro.com/support-home

Supportline 
http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/bullying_at_school.php
Supportline provides telephone support for any problems including bullying and cyber-bullying. Helpline: 01708 765 200 (lines open Monday 8.30 – 10.30am, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5pm – 7.30pm)
Email: info@supportline.org.uk

Gov.uk – bullying at school
https://www.gov.uk/bullying-at-school/reporting-bullying
Information from the Government about the legal position of school bullying, includes what schools and the police need to do and how to report it.

Citizens Advice – Harassment at Work
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/discrimination-at-work/what-are-the-different-types-of-discrimination/harassment-at-work/
Information on types of harassment and bullying in the workplace and what to do about it.

Department For Education 
http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/advice/f0076899/preventing-and-tackling-bullying
Information to assist schools with prevention and response to bullying.

Samaritans 
http://www.samaritans.org
Samaritans are available to listen to anyone who is distressed.
Helpline: 116 123 (lines open 24 hours) This new number is free and does not appear on phone bills
Email: jo@samaritans.org

 

Sexuality & Gender

UPDATED: 25.11.2019
In this section you can find support for the following:
LGBT+
GENDER
FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

LGBT

LGBT Foundation
https://lgbt.foundation/
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation offer information and support.
Helpline: 0345 3 30 3030 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm)
Email: helpline@lgbt.foundation

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline
http://switchboard.lgbt/
A helpline giving support and referrals via telephone, IM and email to LGBT+ people, including those who may be confused about their sexuality or gender.
Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (lines open 10am – 10pm everyday)
Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt

LGBT Youth Scotland
http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

Wales – LGBT Cymru
https://www.lgbtcymru.org.uk/

Northern Ireland – Cara Friend
http://www.cara-friend.org.uk

Stonewall
http://www.stonewall.org.uk
For the gay and bisexual community, support advice and information.
Info Line: 0800 050 20 20 (lines open Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm)
Email: info@stonewall.org.uk

Stop Hate UK
https://www.stophateuk.org/
Reporting and support for anyone affected by a hate crime or discrimination.
Helpline: 0800 138 1625 (lines open 24 hours a day)

Friday/Monday
https://www.fridaymonday.org.uk/
Information and support for gay and bi men with drug issues.

Gendered Intelligence – GI
http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/
Working with the trans community to increase understanding of gender diversity and specialising in supporting young trans people aged 11-25.

Worth Talking About
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/good-sex-tips/
NHS information and advice about sex for anyone aged 12 to 18.
Helpline: 0300 123 29 30 (lines open Monday – Friday 2pm – 8pm, weekends 2pm – 4pm)

Klinefelter’s Syndrome Association
https://www.ksa-uk.net/
Support and information for those affected by Klinefelter’s Syndrome (KS or XXY). An under diagnosed congenital condition that can cause some to feel gender fluid.

RUComingOut
http://www.rucomingout.com/
Inspiring stories from those who have come out, to help anyone with speaking out to family, friends and colleagues.

 

GENDER

Gender dysphoria 
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gender-dysphoria
NHS information about gender dysphoria and related conditions.

GIDS
http://gids.nhs.uk/
Gender Identity Development Service is a specialist clinic for young people presenting with difficulties with their gender identity.

Mermaids
http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
Support for young people and teenagers (19 or under) who may have gender identity issues.
Helpline: 0808 801 0400 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm)

The Transgender Zone 
http://www.transgenderzone.com
Support advice for anyone confused about their gender.

Gender Identity Research and Education Society – GIRES 
http://www.gires.org.uk
Information and advice for trans people, their families as well as professionals.

The Beaumont Society 
http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk
A self-help organisation for the cross-dressing and transsexual community.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Same Sex Parenting
https://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/your-family/parenting/parenting-in-same-sex-relationships/
Information for anyone considering same sex parenting.

Depend 
http://www.depend.org.uk/frameset.html
Depend provide support advice for family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people.

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – FFLAG
http://www.fflag.org.uk/
Supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons.
Email: info@fflag.org.uk

Suicidal feelings & Depression

UPDATED: 01.01.2020
This section offers support for:
Depression and suicidal feelings
Post-natal depression (PND)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

SUICIDAL FEELINGS

Samaritans
http://www.samaritans.org
If you’re feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to, you can phone at any time of day or night.
Helpline: 116 123 (lines open 24 hours, free and does not appear on telephone billing)
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
http://www.papyrus-uk.org
Providing confidential advice to young people about suicide prevention, also offering advice to anyone concerned about a young person.
HopeLineUK: 0800 068 41 41 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 10pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays 2pm- 10pm)
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
SMS: 07786209697

Campaign Against Living Miserably – CALM
http://www.thecalmzone.net/
CALM offer support information and advice for men, helping to prevent male suicide.
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (lines open 5pm – 12 midnight)

Shout
https://www.giveusashout.org/
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis and need support to cope.
Text Shout to 85258

Students Against Depression
http://studentsagainstdepression.org/
Website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to students affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.

Mind
http://www.mind.org.uk
Mind provide an information service for all aspects of mental health, which includes depression and Post Natal Depression. Local branches of MIND can be found online or by calling the helpline.
Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm)
Email: infor@mind.org.uk
Text: 86463

Sane 
http://www.sane.org.uk
Sane offer crisis care and emotional support to anyone affected by a mental health problem including depression.
Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (lines open 4.30pm-10.30pm)
Email: sanemail@sane.org.uk

Black Dog Tribe
http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/bdt
An online advice for depression including a forum and campaign.

SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
http://www.uksobs.org
SOBS offer specialist emotional support and practical information for people bereaved by suicide.
Helpline: 0300 111 5065 (lines open 9am – 9pm)

Maytree
http://www.maytree.org.uk
Offering a sanctuary for the suicidal.
Email: maytree@maytree.org.uk

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Euthanasiaandassistedsuicide/Pages/Introduction.aspx
NHS information about UK law and the definition of assisted suicide.

POST NATAL DEPRESSION

House of Light – PND support
http://www.pndsupport.co.uk
Providing support and information to women affected by Post Natal Depression and their families.
Helpline: 0800 043 2031 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: help@pndsupport.co.uk

Association for Post Natal Illness – APNI
http://apni.org/
Offering support for post-natal depression.
Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm)

Net Mums – Post Natal Depression
https://www.netmums.com/support/pnd-signs-and-symptoms
Support for post natal depression.

Panda’s Foundation
http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk
Providing support for pre and post natal depression.
Helpline: 0808 1961 776 (lines open Monday – Sunday 9am – 8pm)

Mother for Mothers
http://www.mothersformothers.co.uk/index.html
Support and advice from mothers who have been through post natal depression.

SAD – SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER

NHS – SAD
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Seasonal-affective-disorder/
NHS information on this form of depression.

 

Teens

UPDATED: 31.10.2019
In this section you can find support for problems that may concern young people.

For support on other issues, such as Abuse, Bullying, Online Safety, Pregnancy, Self Harm select the link from the menu on the left.

ChildLine 
http://www.childline.org.uk
Childline provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. Childline can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)
The Mix
http://www.themix.org.uk/
Offers support via helpline, email and confidential 1-2-1 chat to young people (up to 25), to help find the correct support or information, whatever the problem.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open Sunday – Saturday 4pm – 11pm)
1-2-1 Chat: (online Sunday – Saturday 4pm – 11pm)

Domestic Violence
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/home-families/family-relationships/domestic-abuse/
Information and support from Childline for children affected by violence in the family.

Brook on Consent
https://www.brook.org.uk/your-life/consent
Includes information on the age of consent, your rights and sexual harassment.

Exam Stress – The Calm Zone
https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/exam-stress/?gclid=CJCVppexur4CFdShtAodbl4ACA
Information on dealing with exam stress.

Festival Safe
https://www.festivalsafe.com/
Useful information for first time festival goers and new stuff for hardened veterans.

Anger issues
http://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health/looking-after-yourself/dealing-with-anger-6631.html
Advice on dealing with feelings of anger. Learn how to be assertive and not aggressive.

Patient UK – body image
https://patient.info/health/body-dysmorphic-disorder-leaflet
Information on Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Missing People – Runaways
http://www.missingpeople.org.uk
Missing People offer support advice to anyone who is missing or has run away, and the families of those missing.
Helpline: 116 000 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 116 000
Email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk

Spurgeons
http://www.spurgeons.org/
In partnership with local authorities, Spurgeons support vulnerable children and their families to find solutions to challenges faced.
Email: info@spurgeons.org

Catch 22
http://www.catch-22.org.uk/Whatwedo
Catch 22 work in towns and cities across England and Wales to support young people, including offender rehabilitation.

NYAS
http://www.nyas.net/
NYAS provide advice and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. Advisors are available to discuss various issues including parental divorce.
Helpline: 0808 808 1001 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm)
Emailhelp@nyas.net

Hope Support Services
http://www.hopesupport.org.uk/
Support for young people aged 11-25 who have a family member diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Action For Children
http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Action for Children supports vulnerable children, young people and their families during difficult times, such as parental separation.

You & Co
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/young-victims-crime
Victim Support’s help for young people coping with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support.

The Children’s Society
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-is-county-lines
Information, advice and links to help children and young people who are at risk of, or victims of child criminal exploitation or county lines drug trafficking.

Knife Free
https://www.knifefree.co.uk/
The possible results of carrying a knife and encouragement to go knife free.

Gangsline
https://www.gangsline.com/
Information on how being a member of a gang can impact on you and your family for the rest of your life.

Government Information – Marriage and Civil Partnership 
https://www.gov.uk/marriages-civil-partnerships/overview
Government information on the legal age of marriage and parental permission in the UK.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre 
http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/
Providing information and representation to children, young people, their families and carers.

Young Minds
http://www.youngminds.org.uk
Young Minds support young people on a range of mental health issues.