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As an adult it can be hard to know where to turn or what is available when it comes to supporting yourself or a child.

Below are a selection of resources to help.

Young Minds

Parent Helpline (Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm

0808 8025544

Speak to somebody about your concerns about your child's mental health.

Parentline: Family Support and Bullying Helpline

0808 800 2222

Support for any aspect of family life

Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline

0808 802 0925

Support and advice from anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work and sorting out maintenance



Helpline 0808 800 5000



If you are concerned about a child having been abused or risk of being abused.


Home-Start UK.

Early years support for families you children under 5


A charity supporting vulnerable children and young people

Citizens Advice

Adviceline 03444 111 444   Mon-Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm

Free advice  on a range of issues

Mental Health and Money Advice

0300 304 7000

Keeping Children Safe Online

Children's knowledge  in this area is often much better than adults and it's important for parents to understand more about their child's online world.

Net Aware

Think U Know

Child Net

Mental Health Resources


National charity supporting mental health

Depression and Anxiety

Depression Alliance

Anxiety UK

No Panic

OCD Action

Eating Disorders and Self Harm

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Overeaters Anonymous

BEAT Eating Disorders

Parent Helpline - 0808 801 667

Self Injury Support.

Helpline 0808 800 8088

National Self Harm Network


Suicide and Psychosis



Rethink Mental Illness


Bipolar UK

Living with Schizophrenia

Voice Collective

Hearing Voices Network

Papyrus - parents association for the prevention of young suicide.

Hopeline 0800 068 4141  10am-10pm

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Helpline 0300 111 5065     9am to 9pm

Alcohol and Substance Misuse


Families anonymous provide support for the families of drug users

Talk to Frank

Everything you ened to know about drugs


Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous


Support and advice for families where a loved one is struggling with addiction


Child Bereavement UK

Helpline 0800 0288840  9am-5pm

Cruse Bereavement Care

Grief  Encounter

Winstons Wish

Child Death Helpline

0800 282986

0808 8006019

LGBT Support


Advice for LGBT people

0800 0502020

Pink Parents


Advice and Support for families with an LGBT member

Gendered Intelligence

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre


Supporting trans and gender diverse children, young people and families

Asylum and Refugee  Support

The Refugee Council

Refugee Action


Specifically focuses on providing safe housing for LGBT asylum seekers and refugees


UK LGBT immigration group supporting those seeking asylum. They offer legal advice to support through uncertain times

The Refugee Therapy Centre

The Baobab Centre

Therapeutic support for children and young people seeking asylum in the UK

Gypsies and Travellers

London Gypsy and Travellers

Gypsy and Traveller Support and Services


Coram Children's Legal Centre

Advice on a range of legal issues affecting children and families

Child Law Advice

Advice on all aspects of the law relating to children and young people


Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

Information for professionals, parents and young people going through the family justice system.


Youth Justice Legal Centre

Providing guidance and expertise on youth justice law to safeguard children's rights in the youth justice system. Free specialist advice.


Just for Kids Law

A charity dedicated to supporting children and young people overcome challenges with a law from school problems to immigration status, to trouble with the police.

Child Abuse


Protecting children today to prevent abuse tomorrow to transform society for every childhood

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

To prevent the sexual abuse of children by working with victims, perpetrators and organisations to protect children and young people


Supporting recovery from childhood abuse


Africans Unite Against Child Abuse

Stop It Now

A project of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Advice and support for anybody concerned about a child or young person and information about different forms of sexual abuse.


Domestic Violence Support

Victim Support

0808 1689111

Domestic Violence Assist

0800 1958699

Women's Aid Domestic Violence Helpline

0800 2000 247

Men's Advice Line

0808 801 0327

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 999 5428


0808 2000247

SEND Support

Special Needs Jungle

Parent led website and forum on supporting your special needs child in the education system and beyond

5 Things to Know Before Applying for an EHCP

Applying for an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)

BBC Bitesize

Children with special educational needs and disabilities. (SEND) Extra Help - GOV.UK

The Brain Charity

National Charity supporting those with all neurological conditions

National Autistic Society

Ambitious about Autism

Child Autism

ADHD Foundation

ADHD Action

Dyspraxia Foundation

British Dyslexia Association


Children's communication charity supporting children's speech and language development.


Supporting children, young people and families affected by communication difficulties.


Supporting people with cerebral palsy

Royal Society for Blind Children

National Deaf Children's Society

Selective Mutism Information and Research

iSPeak - a voice for people with selective mutism

Sick Children's Support

CLIC Sargent

For children affected by cancer

Children with Cancer UK

Together for Short Lives

The Brain Tumour Charity

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Kids Cancer Charity

Teenage Cancer Trust

Make a Wish

Helping wishes come true for children with critical illnesses

Over the Wall

Helping children, young people and families reach beyond the boundaries of serious illness to discover mischief, magic and new possibilities through transformative activity camps

Children's Heart Federation

British Heart Foundation

The Rainbow Trust

Providing emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness

Sick Children's Trust

Brandon Trust

Enabling people with learning disabilities and autism to live the life they choose


National UK learning disability charity

Learning Disability England

Improving lives for people with learning disabilities and their families

Bright Futures

A charity providing support and outreach to children affected by serious illness.

Adoption Support

Family Futures

Adoption UK

0300 6660006

Providing support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents

First 4 Adoption

Support for adopters parenting children with early developmental trauma and separation issues.

Adoption Support Fund

Information on the adoption support fund for adopters and professionals.


Advice line 0207 2845879

Education Advice Line - 0207 284 5879

Services for adopters, potential adopters and other permanent carers

Adopted Adult Support

PAC UK's service specifically for adults who were adopted as children

Coram BAAF

Supporting agencies and professionals working with looked after children

Beacon House

Highly specialised trauma services, training and resources to support children and families living with the long term effects of developmental trauma and supporting and enabling recovery.


Highly specialised trauma services for children, young people and families who have experienced developmental trauma and live with the effects. Also offers training and information for parents and professionals.

Professional Therapeutic Support

Websites have registers you can find an appropriate skilled and qualified practitioner to work with.

Health Care Professions Council  (HCPC)

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK)

British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)

British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)

British Association of Music Therapy (BAMT)

British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH)

Association of Dance Movement Therapists (ADMT)

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Association for Child Psychotherapy (ACP)

Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

LGBT Therapist Directory

The Anna Freud Centre

Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust

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