Helplines

Never Too Late To Tell grooming helplines

NEVER TOO LATE TO TELL GROOMING HELPLINES

NSPCC

The NSPCC has information about grooming available here:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/grooming/

SIGNS OF GROOMING

The Children’s Society

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

www.childrenssociety.org.uk/knowing-the-signs-of-child-sexual-exploitation

Stop CSE

www.stop-cse.org

www.stop-cse.org/what-is-child-sexual-exploitation/spot-signs/

PRIVACY TOOLS FOR ONLINE SAFETY

NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk

The NSPCC helpline is available if you’re worried about achild, even if you’re unsure, contact their professional counsellor’s 24/7 forhelp, advice and support.

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

Internet Matter parental controls

www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

Muslim Women's Network UK - 0121 236 9000 / 07415 206936 /07779 358 131

Childline 0800 1111

Rape Crisis 0808 802 9999

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.

Endometriosis helplines

Endometriosis helplines

NHSChoices – Endometriosis

Comprehensive help and information from NHSChoices with links to external websites.

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Endometriosis UK

Helpline: 0808 808 2227

EndometriosisUK is the leading UK charity dedicated to providing information onendometriosis and support for those affected by endometriosis. We’re here to provide much needed information, connect sufferers and, most importantly of all, create a network of support.

Women’s Health Concern - Endometriosis

Women’sHealth Concern (WHC) provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their health,wellbeing and lifestyle concerns, to enable them to work in partnership with their own medical practitioners and health advisers. We offer unbiased information– by telephone, email, in print, online and through conferences, seminars and symposia.

Infertility Network UK

Helpline: 0121 323 5025

infertilitynetworkuk.com

Endometriosis factsheet

Network for people experiencing fertility problems, offering phone and one-to-one support, plus excellent website including factsheets and links to further support and information.

Loneliness helplines

If you'd like advice and support for overcoming loneliness, here are some helplines...

Mind

MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393

mind.org.uk

How to cope with loneliness

The MindinfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.

Campaign to End Loneliness

campaigntoendloneliness.org.uk

Feeling lonely?

We help people to maintain and create personal connections in their later life. We draw on research and inspiration from across the country to offer information and ideas to both individuals and those working with older people. We deliver projects and campaigns with a range of other organisations. Together, we aim to end loneliness in older age.

British Red Cross – Connecting Communities

Feeling lonely? Contact us on 0344 871 11 11 (Mon to Fri, 9.30-5)

Loneliness and isolation

Our brand-new connecting communities service offers up to three months of support to suit you.

We help people feel better connected and enjoy the benefits of being more involved in their local community. You’ll be paired up with one of our local team members. Together you will rediscover your interests, rebuild your independence and find new friends. Our services are delivered by our skilled and dedicated volunteers and staff. They can draw on decades of experience in helping people to live independently and confidently in their communities. Our support is also tailored. Everything we offer allows people to realise the things they want to achieve.

Next Door

nextdoor.com

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbours and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbours to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free. Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbours work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

Meet Up

meetup.com

Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities. Where lonely people make friends. Be lonely no more.

Cervical cancer helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on cervical cancer

NHS Choices

NHS cervical screening website for England

HPV vaccine

Cervical cancer

Comprehensive webpage with information on symptoms diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer.

NHS Immunisation Information

HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer immunisation page

MacMillan Cancer Care

Helpline: 0808 808 00 00

macmillan.org.uk

Cervical screening

Cervical cancer

Information on cervical cancer, including how it is diagnosed, treatments you might have, possible side effects and how to get further support.

Cancer Research UK

Helpline: Freephone 0808 800 4040

cancerresearchuk.org

Cervical cancer screening

Cervical cancer

This section of CancerHelp UK tells you about cervical cancer, from early symptoms, tests and treatment for abnormal cervical cells, through to treatment for cervical cancer, living with cervical cancer, and current research. Call the helpline to speak to a specialist nurse.

Jo’s Trust

Helpline: 0808 802 8000

jostrust.org.uk

Cervical screening

What happens at a smear test?

Screening post sexual violence

Worried about a smear test?

FAQs

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. We offer a range of information and support both online and face to face 24 hours a day and at every step of the journey. We also raise awareness about how cervical cancer can be prevented and campaign for best care and treatment.

The Eve Appeal

eveappeal.org.uk

Cervical cancer

The Eve Appeal is a registered charity working hard to raise money to fund the world-class research programme at the Department of Women's Cancer based at University College London (UCL).

Major breakthroughs are already being achieved towards improving survival rates of women with gynaecological cancers through the Department's pioneering research into screening, early diagnosis and risk prediction. To build on these successes and save women's lives, raising urgent and on-going funds is critical. Promoting awareness is vital too. The Eve Appeal therefore disseminates information about the research we fund. We publicise - and provide information on - gynaecological cancers. We contribute to the development of policy and campaigns. And we work in partnership with others to improve the healthcare and support of women.

Cervical cancer helplines

Cervical cancer helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on cervical cancer

NHS Choices

NHS cervical screening website for England

HPV vaccine

Cervical cancer

Comprehensive webpage with information on symptoms diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer.

NHS Immunisation Information

HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer immunisation page

MacMillan Cancer Care

Helpline: 0808 808 00 00

macmillan.org.uk

Cervical screening

Cervical cancer

Information on cervical cancer, including how it is diagnosed, treatments you might have, possible side effects and how to get further support.

Cancer Research UK

Helpline: Freephone 0808 800 4040

cancerresearchuk.org

Cervical cancer screening

Cervical cancer

This section of CancerHelp UK tells you about cervical cancer, from early symptoms, tests and treatment for abnormal cervical cells, through to treatment for cervical cancer, living with cervical cancer, and current research. Call the helpline to speak to a specialist nurse.

Antenatal screening helplines

ANTENATAL SCREENING HELPLINES

ARC Antenatal Results and Choices

Helpline: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486 via mobile

Email: info@arc-uk.org

ARC is a national charity helping parents and healthcare professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences.

It offers non-directive individualised information and support to parents who are making decisions around antenatal testing and helps parents cope with the uncertainty and anxiety which is an inevitable part of the testing process.

It recognises that expectant parents who are told that their baby has a significant anomaly need emotional support and practical information to make the right decision for them in their individual circumstances about how the pregnancy should proceed.

ARC gives long term support to parents whatever decision is made about the future of their pregnancy through a national helpline, coordinated network of volunteer parent contacts, password-protected internet support forums, face-to-face meetings, regular newsletters and a range of publications for parents and their families.

It provides specialised training for healthcare professionals so that they can respond both practically and emotionally to parents' needs.

In the UK approximately 800,000 women become pregnant every year and every one of these women will be offered some form of screening test, such as an ultrasound scan and/or a blood test. As a result more than 40,000 women will be told there is a risk that their baby may not be developing as expected. This causes a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty for expectant parents and their families.

Stroke helplines and how to spot the signs of a stroke

Stroke helplines

Get more advice and information about strokes and how to recognise the symptoms from our helplines

F.A.S.T.
The most effective stroke treatments must be given within the first three hours after stroke symptoms start. By recognising signs of stroke and acting fast, you can help lessen a stroke's damage to the person's brain.

What to look out for:
* A severe headache - often the first complaint
* Speech difficulties
* Eye movement problems
* Numbness

If you suspect a stroke, do the following:

FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can the patient repeat the sentence correctly?
TIME: If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 911 or get to the hospital fast.