Parentline: 0808 800 2222
Family Lives understands. We’re the leading national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well as apart.
Helpline: 0800 068 6368
Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times. Help is at hand. We support any family who needs us a long as they have a child under 5.
Helpline: 0808 800 5678
It is not unusual to feel you need help with a problem. Even with support from family or friends, you may feel they are just too close to help or understand you.
Maybe you just don’t ever really feel heard. We provide help and emotional support by listening to all your family problems.
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544.
National charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people.
Latest news, product reviews, book club, webchats, special offers, competitions and parenting advice.
A unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go etc.
Families Need Fathers
Helpline: 0300 0300 363
Help with shared parenting issues arising from relationship breakdown whether you’re the mum or dad, married or unmarried.
Good resource for separated fathers. As anyone experiencing it can tell you, being a separated dad is far from easy. There are issues to deal with, whether they’re emotional, legal or Financial. You can do it alone, and many have, but it’s much easier if you can find support, whether it’s just someone to talk to about the way you feel or aid through the labyrinth of bureaucracy.
OnlyDads operates with two core beliefs that influence and guide us in all the work we do: A commitment to putting children first. We are not a "Father's Rights" based organisation. We are different from other fathers' groups in that we do not actively campaign on issues such as the presumption of shared residency orders. Rather we work to support and encourage lone fathers (often in difficult circumstances) to put the welfare of their children before everything else.
Helpline: 0808 802 0925
Gingerbread is the charity which works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. We achieve change by championing their voices and needs and providing support services.
Government website offering information on all aspects of child welfare and care.
The Ben Kinsella Trust
The Trust exists o promote knife-crime awareness – many people believe that knife crime is not their problem and will never affect them. Sadly this is being proven wrong more and more and we want to ensure that everyone knows the threat this problem poses to our lives. To educate children of all ages of the consequences of knife crime and what it can do to a family – by ensuring children as young as primary school age know the difference between right and wrong and will never consider picking up a weapon, be it through peer pressure, fear or simply believing it is cool, we aim to send the message to kids today that carrying a knife is not acceptable. Above all, Ben’s family urge anyone who carries a knife or weapon to lay it down and think about the pain and suffering they may cause.
Home Office approved site offering information, advice, support and safety resources.
MAMAA - Mothers Against Murder And Aggression
Mothers Against Murder And Aggression is a national registered charity who have supported and advocated for victims of violent crime and their families since 1993. MAMAA work directly with the Home Office, offering advice on victims needs, and develop and promote strategies that work towards reducing the unacceptable level of violent crime we see in our country.
Youth Justice System
Details of Youth Inclusion Programmes (YIPs), are tailor-made programmes for 8 to 17-year-olds, who are identified as being at high risk of involvement in offending or anti-social behaviour. YIPs are also open to other young people in the local area. The programme operates in 110 of the most deprived/high crime estates in England and Wales.
Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Free, confidential 24-hour helpline staffed by counsellors specially for children and young people to talk about any issue that is worrying them. Lines can be busy so keep trying. You can talk to a counsellor online as well as other young people via the message boards. The ChildLine website also contains a lots of information and advice on various topics including abuse, domestic violence, bullying and exam stress.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Free confidential helpline and on-line support for young people on any issue
Papyrus HOPElineUK – 0800 068 4141
Support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Support for young men suffering from depression
Students Against Depression
www.studentdepression.orgDeveloped in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.
Tel: 0845 766 0163 (local rate)
MindinfoLine is a confidential mental health service offering information, support and understanding. We enable people to make informed choices by being a gateway to Mind services and signposting to other organisations.