Helplines

Grief helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice for children and young people coping with bereavement...

Grief Encounter

Tel: 020 8371 8455

griefencounter.org.uk

When a child’s parent or significant loved one dies, their lives change forever. As well as the sadness they feel, they are often left confused and full of fear and anxiety. Grief Encounter helps families address difficult issues such as death and we help make sense of the hurt and confusion. Above all, we aim to help them find ways out of the abyss of grief.

Rape and sexual abuse helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice for people affected by rape and sexual abuse.

For women

NHS Choices – Help after rape and sexual assault

Help after rape and sexual assault

Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don’t be afraid to get help.

Sexual Abuse Referral Centres – Find a SARC

Find a SARC

SARCs are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They aim to be one-stop service, providing the following under one roof: medical care and forensic examination following assault/rape and, in some locations, sexual health services. Medical Services are free of charge and provided to women, men, young people and children.

NSPCC

Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours, every day)

nspcc.org.uk

Report a concern

Gambling addiction helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on gambling addiction.

NHS Choices – Gambling

Addiction

Read about gambling addiction, its effects and treatment options, and where to get help.

Royal College of Psychiatrists Leaflet

rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo

This leaflet is for anyone who is worried about their gambling and the families, partners and friends of anyone whose gambling has become a problem.

Gamcare

Helpline: 0808 8020 133

gamcare.org.uk

A confidential counselling, advice and information service for people affected by a gambling dependency, including family and friends of compulsive gamblers.

Revenge porn helplines

Revenge porn helplines

'Revenge Porn' is a term used to describe sexually explicit media that is publicly shared online without the consent of the pictured individual.

UK Safer Internet Centre

www.saferinternet.org.uk

Victims and support professionals can contact the helpline between 10-4, Monday to Friday by telephone 0845 600 0459, or anytime via email help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk or our anonymous online reporting tool Whisper http://www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk/

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Advice on talking to children about terrorism

Advice on talking to children about terrorism

If you want to talk to your children about terrorism and terrorist attacks Childline has advice for your kids which you may find useful.

They have information and tips that will help children understand things like extremism and radicalisation and give children support if they are worried.

Click here Childline.

Advice on fraud and cyber crime

ADVICE ON FRAUD AND CYBER CRIME

Action Fraud UK have provided three quick tips to prevent becoming a victim of fraud:

  1. Don’t disclose personal details on social media such as Facebook including your date of birth, your address or where you work.

  2. Shred banking and credit card information once you no longer need it.

  3. Avoid transferring money to people you don’t know via bank transfer, and use a debit or credit card or paypal, to pay for services, good and deposits.

If you're worried about fraud and cyber crime there is advice and details on the Action Fraud website here: www.actionfraud.police.uk/news