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. 

Bedwetting

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ERIC - ERIC is a UK charity, Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence.

Bereavement

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Child Death Helpline - freephone service for anyone affected by the death of a child.

Child Bereavement UK - support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care - nationwide bereavement support and information.

Grief Encounter - supporting bereaved children and young people by providing immediate one to one support.

NHS Helping Hand publication - Support for someone who has lost a loved one to suicide. 

Rosie Crane Trust - provide a number of services aimed at supporting bereaved parents including a 24 hour helpline. 

SANDS (Still birth and neonatal death society) - support for those affected by the stillbirth or death of a baby in the early weeks of life.

Saying Goodbye - this is the web site for the Saying Goodbye services, the first national set of remembrance services for people who have suffered miscarriage, early term loss or early infant loss.

The Compassionate Friends - support and friendship to parents and families after the death of their child, at any age and from any cause

UK Sobs - meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

Winston's Wish - support children and their families through grief after the death of a parent or brother or sister.

Children and young people advice and support

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Anti Knife Crime Campaign - provides advice, ideas, support and resources for local anti knife crime

BROOK - free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people up to the age of 25.

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

Children's Society - are a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect. 

Coram Always Heard Advocacy Service - A support service providing advocacy for children/young people. 

Kooth.com - A unique service that provides vulnerable young people, who have emotional or mental health problems, with support when they need it most.

Careers Advice Service - help and information for young people 13-19 years.

The Hideout - Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

The Mix - (formerly Get Connected) provides young people with help on finding a service to help them, whatever the problem.

NACCC - are here to help and have made some stories to help you understand what happens at contact centres and the advice and resources are for children and young people.

National Youth Advocacy - advocacy services for children and young people up to the age of 25.

Nightline - is a student listening service which is open at night and run by students for students.

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Prince's Trust - help 11 to 30 year-olds to find the tools and confidence to try free courses and start careers. 

The Hideout - provides indirect and informal support to children and young people living with domestic violence or those who may want to help a friend. Also signposts to additional help and direct support.

Vinspired - is the UK's leading volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds. vinspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.

Young Carers: Action for Children - advice, support and information for children and young people who have a caring responsibility for someone in their family.

Youth Access -  is the national membership organisation for young people's information, advice and counselling services. Our projects and activities ensure that links are fostered and sustained between the different sectors impacting on our members’ work with young people.

Eating disorders

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Beat  - helpline for parents and young people.

National centre for eating disorders - advice and support. 

HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) – A charity offering programmes and online resources for parents of 0 to 5 year olds to help provide a healthy start in life for young children. Programmes cover how to juggle life with young children, how to respond to their needs without giving in to demands, tips to reduce mealtime stress, active play to help children learn, food groups, food labels, portion sizes for under 5s, first foods, snack swaps, and understanding and managing your child's behaviour.

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.

FGM

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Forward - help and advice about female genital mutilation. 

Freedom Charity - provide support and protection for victims of abuse, Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage.

NHS - advice on female genital mutilation. 

Health

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Bladder and Bowel UK - Supporting adults and children with bladder and bowel issues.

beat (formerly Eating Disorders Association) - information and support on eating disorders across the UK.

City Hospice (Wales) – Support in Cardiff for those suffering from cancer, their families and carers.

Dementia UK- provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.

ERIC (education and resources for improving childhood incontinence) - information and support on childhood betwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling.

Headway - is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services.

HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) – A charity offering programmes and online resources for parents of 0 to 5 year olds to help provide a healthy start in life for young children. 

NHS Wales - The NHS 111 Wales service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is free to call from both landlines and mobiles. 

Stroke Association - Provide support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. 

The Channel - A digital platform for children and young people with Epilepsy. This is produced by Young Epilepsy

The Sleep Clinic - provides advice and support to help parents with child sleeping issues.

Terrance Higgins Trust - help and advice on living with HIV.

Housing

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The Housing Ombudsman - is set up by law to look at complaints about the housing organisations that are registered with us. Our service is free, independent and impartial.

Shelter - information for people who are homeless or having a housing problem

St Mungo's - support and advice for homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Immigration

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Asylum Aid - free advice and assistance to refugees and asylum seeker.

Migrant Help - supporting people affected by displacement and exploitation.

Parents pack (from the Refugee Council) - the resource pack aims to support refugee parents who may not have access to these resources and it is hoped that it will be useful for advisers working with refugee families.

Ramfel - is a charity that supports vulnerable migrants to access justice and that provides vital support in moments of individual crisis.

Red Cross - provides support to migrants and refugees in local communities

Refugee Council - advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees.

Right to Remain - works with communities, groups and organisations across the UK. We provide information, resources, training and assistance to help people to establish their right to remain. We challenge injustice in the immigration and asylum system.

UKCOSA (Council for International Education) - provides independent advice for students from overseas on issues such as immigration, fees and welfare benefits.

UK immigration advice for Ukrainians - providing a free service to connect Ukrainian citizens in need of free legal advice on UK immigration, visas and asylum with qualified and regulated lawyers.

LGBTQ

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EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia - a national, charitable organisation, set up to challenge homophobia, specifically homophobic bullying, through education.

Families Together London - Support group and website for friends and family of lesbian, gay and transgender people

FFLAG - Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays UK is a national and voluntary organisation and registered charity which offers support to local parent groups and contacts in their efforts to help parents and families understand and accept and support their lesbian, gay and bisexual members.

Free2b Alliance - Support LGBTQ+ young people and parents and empowering them to work with us in delivering awareness training. We challenge homophobia, biphobia & transphobia, fostering an inclusive environment within education establishments and organisations across the sectors.

Mermaids UK - work to reduce isolation and loneliness for gender variant and transgender children, young people and their families.

PACE - free counselling, support and advice over the phone and face to face, to all family members, whatever their age and sexuality.

STANCE - the comprehensive 'Whole Shool' resource pack for addressing homophobic bullying.

Stonewall - lesbian, gay and bisexual support and information. 

Stonewall (Wales) - The charity Stonewall have a dedicated page to support parents to understand their parental rights. 

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline - are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being.

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.

Sexual health

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BROOK - this site provides free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people up to the age of 25.

fpa - advice and publications on all aspects of sexual health.

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