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HIV and AIDS helplines

NHS Choices

HIV -NHS Overview and information on HIV/AIDS with comprehensive links to treatment and support.

Terrence Higgins Trust
Helpline: 0808 802 1221 under Children with Aids

Offers free and confidential services for people with HIV and AIDS, including specialist advice and representation on welfare rights, housing and legal matters, practical help and befriending. See website for local centres.

Positively UK
Tel: 020 7713 0444

Gay & Bisexual Men

Women

Young People

We are here to help all individuals living with HIV in the UK to live well. From diagnosis and starting treatment to talking about your HIV with others, your relationships, and employment options, Positively UK will support you to manage all aspects of your HIV and help you to achieve the best for your physical and emotional well-being. Our front-line staff and volunteers are themselves living with HIV and have first-hand experience of the issues you may face.

The National AIDS Trust

NAT is the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. We provide fresh thinking, expert advice and practical resources. We campaign for change.

CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association)

We work with professionals to ensure they have up-to-date information and contacts to provide best possible care and services for children, young people and families living with HIV. We acknowledge the intrinsic role parents play in their children’s health and wellbeing. We work with them to provide information to support them in the issues HIV presents within the family. We work with young people living with HIV through our youth committee and consultations to ensure we provide them with the information they need and that their voices are heard throughout our work and in the wider community. We run residential weekends and support camps to bring together HIV positive young people from across the UK and Ireland to make friends and share their experiences of living with HIV.
‘If only you knew’ is a secure website built by and for HIV positive children and young people. It has youth-friendly information about living well with HIV and social networking

Body and Soul Charity

Tel: 020 7923 6880

Body & Soul is a pioneering UK charity dedicated to transforming the lives of children, teenagers and families living with, or affected by HIV.

AVERT

AVERT provides a wide range of information to educate people about HIV/AIDS across the world. AVERT’s highly successful website, avert.org, the most popular HIV/AIDS website in the world, has over 200 pages which describe all aspects of HIV and AIDS, as well as having specific areas for young people, interactive quizzes, an extensive photo gallery, and videos. The site is visited by more than a third of a million people each week.

NAM Aidsmap

Information, news and resources for people with HIV and AIDS, comprehensive information on treatments and a database of HIV clinics in the UK.

Dr Ranj – 10 Myths Surrounding HIV

http://www.itv.com/thismorning/health/ten-myths-surrounding-hiv-dr-ranj-singh-national-hiv-testing-week

Although huge steps have been made to combat the disease and educate people on facts surrounding the illness - as well as a lot of stigma still surrounding it - there are still a number of myths associated with HIV. Dr Ranj Singh joins us online, to dispel 10 myths associated with HIV.

Mental health helplines for children and adults

Young Minds
youngminds.org.uk
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
0808 802 5544

Place2Be
https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/about-place2be/

Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)
https://papyrus-uk.org/

HopelineUK - part of Papyrus
https://papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/
Contact HopelineUK if you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HopelineUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786209697 or
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm weekdays 2pm – 10pm weekends 2pm – 10pm bank holidays. Our Suicide Prevention Advisers are ready to support you.

RETHINK
Tel: 0300 5000 927
rethink.org
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

Time to Change
time-to-change.org.uk
Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. Our vision is to make lives better for everyone by ending mental health discrimination and to inspire people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health.