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Anxiety Alliance

Anxiety Alliance is an organisation run by people with experience of anxiety, which offers support to those who have anxiety disorders, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder, together with those who wish to withdraw from tranquilliser and anti-depressants. They offer factsheets, self-help booklets, relaxation audio tapes and CDs, books as well as a helpline service,…

Anxiety UK

National charity.  If you are living with any form of anxiety, from mild to severe, Anxiety UK say they are able to help. Becoming a member of Anxiety UK provides those with anxiety with several benefits including fast access to reduced cost therapy, and access to several specialist helplines.  Services include acupuncture and hypnotherapy and self-help groups. Membership Therapy…

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Works with over 200,000 children, young people and families.  Over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering…

Contact a Family – Lambeth

Contact a Family is a national charity which provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. Information, support and advice They offer information and advice to parent carers of disabled children from 6 to 19 years old and to professionals who work with them. They provide a…

GamCare

GamCare operates the National Freephone HelpLine and remains the first port of call for anyone experiencing problems with their gambling. If you are concerned about the amount of time or money that you or someone you know is spending gambling, you can talk in confidence to the advisers free of charge over the phone or…

Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. We do this because we want to make children’s lives better. Campaigning for change…

Homeless Link – Mental Health and well-being project

Homeless Link is currently working on a project, supported by the City Bridge Trust, to improve mental health services for homeless people across London. Their aim is to ensure that homelessness services are psychologically informed environments. This means creating an environment that fosters positive change in individuals by adopting a person centred approach which is…

ManKind Initiative (male victims of domestic violence)

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you are not alone, Mankind Initiative is here to help. No matter what your background, age, job, race or sexuality, they are here to give all the support we can.  One is six men will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime: You are not…

Mental Health Foundation

National organisation aiming to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. Offers information, publications, reports, training materials and online services, leaflets, booklets, factsheets. Runs conferences and workshops. Promotes and finances research and development work, aims to influence policy and raise public awareness. The Mental Health Foundation also incorporates the Foundation for People…

Mind (The National Association for Mental Health)

Mind provides advice, information and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Supports around 200 local, independent affiliated Mind associations across the UK. Organises campaigns, conferences and training courses. Extensive range of books, leaflets, reports, factsheets and other publications available. Publishes a quarterly Mind Membership…

National Survivor User Network (NSUN)

NSUN  national network for mental health is an independent, service-user-led charity that connects people with experience of mental health issues to give a stronger voice in shaping policy and services. Provides information and practical support for user/survivor groups. Members have access to an online database of user/survivor run groups across the UK and there are local…

No Panic

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NSPCC Helpline

The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.  Year on year, the number of calls and online contacts is increasing and helping to protect more children. The NSPCC helpline is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share their concerns about a child,…

OCD UK

OCD-UK is the charity dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of almost one million people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We work with, and for children and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, health professionals and researchers to develop and share our experiences and knowledge to help people increase their…

Parent to Parent Service – NAS

Part of the National Autism Service Parent to Parent (P2P) is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult with autism. Volunteers are based across the UK…

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a national charity which helps people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is a selection about what they do. They support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy…

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professional and educational organisation for psychiatrists in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  Provides a series of free leaflets and patient factsheets on common mental health problems and treatments.

Runaway Helpline

Advice to young people aged 11 to 17 years who have run away from home/care or been forced to leave. Can pass on messages to family or carers. Can make referrals to other organisations and can help find a place of safety. This service is free and confidential and cannot be traced, you do not…

Salvation Army Family Tracing Service

The Family Tracing Service restores and sustains family relationships by locating relatives who have lost contact with each other, either recently or in the past. They provide a service that is professional, compassionate and non-judgemental, with support throughout the searching process.  Their dedicated team of caseworkers, who work on behalf of the clients, handle more than…

SANE

SANE’s vision is to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness. SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to our aims and outcomes: to raise awareness and combat stigma about…

Saneline

Saneline – Mental Health Helpline SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. They are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm. SANE responds to 15,000 calls each year. Often this means helping people to deal with very difficult situations,…

YoungMinds

National Charity committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people aged 0-25 years. The YoungMinds resources library is full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people’s mental health. YoungMinds does not offer advice to young people but there is a helpline service is for…

YoungMinds Parents Helpline

Young Minds is a national charity.  The Parents Helpline is a telephone helpline if you are worried about a child or young person, up to the age of 25 years, regarding emotional problems, behaviour or mental health.  You can call the free helpline for confidential, expert advice. Who contacts YoungMinds?  Parents, carers, grandparents, foster carers – any…

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