Useful links

Find more information about different organisations which can provide support and advice with specific issues such as self harm, domestic violence, bereavement and pregnancy.

Abuse

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Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre  - working across the UK to tackle child sex abuse and offering parents advice and support.

Child Protection Resource - resources and support for everyone involved in the child protection system in the UK.

Childline  - free, 24 hour helpline for children and young people in danger or distress.

Everyman Project  - aims to help men change their violent or abusive behaviour.

Hourglass - provide help and support to end exploitation of older people in the UK.

Men's Advice Line - Men’s Advice Line: a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

MOSAC  - support for all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. Provides support, advice, information and counselling. 

NAPAC - support for people abused in childhood

NSPCC - advice on child abuse and cruelty. 

NSPCC - What can I do - Protecting your child from sexual abuse - link to PDF document from the NSPCC about protecting your child from sexual abuse.

NSPCC Cymru/Wales - Helpline – 0808 800 5000 which offers help and advice. Bilingual Welsh/English service. 

Safeguarding Wales - The Wales Safeguarding Procedures (WSP) provide advice to support consistent and evidence based safeguarding practice for practitioners across agencies and in local safeguarding boards in Wales.

SafeSpaces - provide Safe Spaces in their consultation rooms for people experiencing domestic abuse.

Stop it Now! - aims to prevent child sexual abuse by increasing public awareness and empowering people to act responsibly to protect children.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation - is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.

Think U Know - come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. It is also a place to report online abuse.

Womens Aid - support for women experiencing physical, emotional or sexual violence in the home. 

Counselling

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Beacon Family Services - provides therapeutic services to families and communities. This service is not free but you may be able to get funding to access their support.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - provides lists of counsellors in your local area.

Counselling Directory - work closely with counsellors, psychotherapists and our visitors, to provide the very best service. They have over 10,000 qualified counsellors listed with them.

Find a Therapist - Connecting users to therapists across the UK. Have advice pages that are helpful too.

Marriage Care - relationship support service including couples counselling, relationship and marriage preparation. No fixed charge, contribution-based

NHS Therapy - refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service without seeing your GP

Relate for Parents - Help with family life and parenting and access to a free counsellor online.

Relate - relationship counselling offered through regional centres.

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships - consultation and psychotherapy services for couples seeking help with their relationships.

Thecoupleconnection.net - information and resources to parents who want to change their relationship for the better.

Emotional and mental health

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Anxiety UK - provides support if you are dealing with anxiety.

Blurt - support all those who are affected by depression.

C.A.L.L. Helpline (Wales) - This is a confidential helpline which offers emotional support on mental health and related matters. 

CALM - run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. 

Dad's Matter - Supporting dads and mums who are struggling with anxiety, depression and post natal depression

Give Us Shout - Anxious? Worried? Stressed? Get 24/7 help from our team of Crisis Volunteers.

Happy Maps - Reliable resources for children of all ages struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

MENCAP - support and information for people with a learning disability and their families.

Mental Health Foundation - Committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.

Mind - information on all aspects of mental health.

OCD Action - provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD

Out of the FOG - Helping family members & loved-ones of people who suffer from personality disorders.

Place2Be - Provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children's resilience through talking, creative work and play. 

RC Psych - Provide advice and information on mental health and wellbeing 

Rethink - advice and information for those suffering severe mental illness and their families or carers.

Sane - Provide support via their mental health helpline.

Stem4 - supporting positive teenage mental health. 

Student Minds - Mental health peer support for students

Time to change - They empower people with mental health problems to feel confident talking about the issue without facing discrimination

Young minds (for children's mental health) - information for parents who may be concerned about the mental health of their child.

Self-harm

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Harmless - provides information, support, training and consultancy for people who self harm, as well as their friends, families and professionals.

National Self Harm Network - our priority is to support survivors and people who self-harm. We also support the people it indirectly affects, like family and friends, they can discuss the issue and gain effective support in our forums.

Young Minds - supporting people who self-harm. We also support the people it indirectly affects, like family and friends, they can discuss the issue and gain effective support in our forums.

Suicidal feelings

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CALM - The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. 

Maytree - offer a free 4 night, 5 day stay for adults who are feeling suicidal, with the opportunity to be heard in complete confidence, in a caring, safe environment.

PAPYRUS – prevention of young suicide - support for young people under the age of 35 with thoughts of suicide, or those concerned about young people with thoughts of suicide.

Samaritans - emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide.

SOBS - exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.