Organisations which can provide support
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They do this through our website, helpline, and also by providing training workshops to our partners so they can provide face-to-face advice using our online tools. Turn2us also give direct financial support through a number of charitable funds, including the Elizabeth Finn Fund and the Edinburgh Trust.
Victim Support is an independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales.
Scotland’s anti-bullying service was launched in March 2007. The service is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is managed by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) in partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Their vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves and when a child dies. With the right help and support, most of these children will not need professional help. What they do need is the understanding of familiar and trusted adults. Schools are well placed to provide this, and with some training, the ability to do so will be greatly enhanced.
The Trust was set up in 1998 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression. Shortly after his death, his family founded the Trust in order to educate young people on the importance of staying mentally well and how to do so.
The aim of the Trust is to increase awareness of the signs and the dangers of depression amongst young people and to encourage those who may be depressed to seek help. It also encourages those that are well to pick up the symptoms in others and persuade them to get help.
Priory is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK, dedicated to helping people to improve their health and wellbeing. The Group currently treats more than 70 different conditions through a nationwide network of over 300 facilities that support service users' health, care, education and specialised needs.
Frank offers free, confidential advice and information about drugs. Their A-Z list of substances explains the effects, risks and laws about a range of drugs. You can also call, email, text or live chat with them for advice.
Bpas is the UK's leading abortion care service. They provide support and care for women seeking legal abortion and deliver contraceptive advice and care, including male and female sterilisation and emergency contraception in collaboration with existing NHS services. Bpas also informs and educates policy makers, opinion formers, the media and the public on issues relating to unwanted pregnancy.
For over 25 years, ABC has provided personal care and support for anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all types of eating distress.
ABC’s charitable objectives:
- For the relief of suffering for those with eating disorders
- To encourage and assist others to care for sufferers
- To educate, train and advise those caring for sufferers as well as carrying out preventative education
- To promote research into eating disorders and research into treatment and/or cures and to publish the results
Internet Matters Limited is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making the internet a safer place for parents and their children. Launched in May 2014, Internet Matters provides access to advice on how parents can help keep their children safe online. The venture has three objectives: to help parents learn about e-safety, to give them information about setting and using network filters, and to encourage parents to talk to their children about internet safety.
NAT (National AIDS Trust) is the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. It provides fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources. It champions the rights of people living with HIV and campaigns for change.
NAT’s vision is a world in which people living with HIV are treated as equal citizens with respect, dignity and justice, are diagnosed early and receive the highest standards of care, and in which everyone knows how and is able to protect themselves and others from HIV infection. NAT tweets @NAT_AIDS_Trust’
selfharmUK is an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of young people affected by self-harm, as well as providing training, information, resources and advice to teachers, parents, youth workers and other professionals.
Beat is a national eating disorders charity, supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, difficulties with food, weight or shape. They aim to improve treatment, change public attitudes and provide support to people struggling with eating disorders.
Gingerbread is a UK charity providing expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents. In addition to the resources on their website, they also offer training and a free helpline.
Family Lives is a charity that supports parents and families in England with all aspects of family life. They can be contacted via their helpline, as well as through email, Skype and live chat.
Freephone Helpline: 0808-800-2222
Email Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional body responsible for education, training and setting and raising standards in psychiatry. it produces a range of materials for mental health professionals and the public.
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the national charity dedicated to reducing suicide in people under 35. The charity was founded in 1997 by parents who had lost a son or daughter to suicide. Today the charity has members and supporters across the UK. PAPYRUS offers advice and support through its literature, website and education programmes.
Daughters of Eve is a non-profit organisation that works to protect girls and young women at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM). Daughters of Eve raises awareness about FGM and signposts support services, aiming to help people who are affected by FGM and ultimately help bring an end to the practice.
The LLGC provides free & confidential support & information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender communities throughout the UK.
TheSite.org is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. They provide non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.
The Family Planning Association is a sexual health charity. It gives straightforward information, advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children protects children across the UK.
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Marie Stopes International is the UK's leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services.
Support for young people impacted by self-harm.
Talk to them any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.