News and Events

ALCOHOL

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Al-Anon Family Groups
www.al-anonuk.org.uk
Provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

Drink Aware
www.drinkaware.co.uk 
An independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK, helping people make better choices about drinking.

ANXIETY/PANIC

Anxiety-UK
www.anxietyuk.org.uk
A user-led organisation, providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

No Panic
www.nopanic.org.uk 
A registered charity which helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

OCD-UK
www.ocduk.org
Support and information for people experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

BEREAVEMENT

Bereavement Trust
www.bereavement-trust.org.uk
Trained volunteers offer comfort, support and practical advice to the bereaved through a national freephone helpline open in the evenings.

Cruse Bereavement Care / Hope Again
www.cruse.org.uk
www.hopeagain.org.uk
Offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies through a national freephone helpline and various local services (including face-to-face and email support).

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
www.uk-sobs.org.uk
Self-help organisation which provides a safe, confidential environment in which people bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, giving and gaining support from each other.

Winston’s Wish 
www.winstonswish.org.uk
Offers practical support and guidance to children, families, professionals and anyone concerned about bereaved children and young people.

BULLYING

Bullybusters
www.bullybusters.org.uk 
Information, advice and support for victims of bullying and their families.

Bullying UK (part of Family Lives)
www.bullying.co.uk 
Providing professional, non-judgmental support and advice to all members of the family.

CARERS

Carers Trust
www.carers.org 
Work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Carers UK
www.carersuk.org 
Expert advice, information and support for carers.

COUNSELLING/TALKING THERAPIES

It’s good to talk / British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk 
BACP is a professional body and a registered charity which provides information about counselling and psychotherapy, including how to find a private therapist.

Counselling Directory

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ Counselling Directory is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, fees and contact details.

 

CRIME

Victim Support
www.victimsupport.org.uk
Practical help and emotional support for victims of crime – regardless of whether intending to involve the police and no matter when the incident/s took place.

DEPRESSION

Campaign against living miserably (CALM)
www.thecalmzone.net
CALM exists to prevent male suicide by offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via a helpline and website.

Seasonal Affective Disorder Association
www.sada.org.uk
Offers support and advice to sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder and Winter Blues.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ABUSE

Refuge
www.refuge.org.uk
Provides specialist domestic violence services including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services.

Women’s Aid
www.womensaid.org.uk
National charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children which, in partnership with Refuge, provides a national domestic violence helpline.

DRUGS/SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Talk to Frank
www.talktofrank.com
Friendly, confidential advice about drugs and alcohol.

The Recovery Village

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/teen-addiction/

Information to help teenagers with addiction

b-eat (Beating Eating Disorders)
www.b-eat.co.uk
National charity offering help for people with eating disorders.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too
www.mengetedstoo.co.uk
Charitable organisation that seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders in men and to support sufferers, carers and their families.

Overeaters Anonymous
https://www.oagb.org.uk/
Overeaters Anonymous provides insight into the problems of eating compulsively, strength to deal with it, and a very real hope that there is a solution for us..

FAMILY HEALTH CRISIS

Hope Support Services
www.hopesupport.org.uk
Youth-led support available to anybody aged 11-25 when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness – such as cancer.

GAMBLING

Gamblers Anonymous
www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with gambling and help others to do the same.

GamCare
www.gamcare.org.uk
A range of support and services for people who you have a gambling problem and for anyone impacted by someone else’s gambling.

HOMELESSNESS

Crisis Skylight
www.crisis.org.uk
National charity providing mental health and practical support for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

MEN’S HEALTH

Men’s health forum
www.menshealthforum.org.uk
A charity that provides an independent and authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and well-being of men and boys.

OTHER GENERAL/USEFUL

NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk
NHS Choices is the official website of the National Health Service in England; information includes local GP/urgent care/hospital/dentist service finder and A-Z of conditions.

Gov.uk
www.gov.uk
The best place to find UK government services and information.

Citizens Advice Bureau Newcastle Upon Tyne (C.A.B)
www.citizensadvice.org.uk 
Provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Doc ready
www.docready.org 
Helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health.

PREGNANCY

Brook
www.brook.org.uk 
Providing free and confidential wellbeing and sexual health support specifically for people under 25, including on STIs, pregnancy, gender, staying safe online.

Family Planning Association
www.fpa.org.uk
Sexual health information and advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.

RELATIONSHIPS

Relate
www.relate-nt.org.uk
A charity that aims to support relationships, working with couples, single people and families, regardless of age, sexual orientation and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

SELF-HARM/SELF-INJURY

No harm done (Young Minds)
www.youngminds.org.uk/what-we-do/our-projects/no-harm-done
A project, in collaboration with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and The Royal College of Psychiatrists aimed at young people who are self-harming or at risk of self- harming, their parents and the professionals working with them.

Self-injury Support
www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk
National organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm and provides information and resources for all.

SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
www.napac.org.uk
The UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/rapesexualassault.php 

Rape Crisis England & Wales is a feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence.

SEXUAL HEALTH

Terence Higgins Trust
www.tht.org.uk
The largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.

SEXUALITY AND GENDER

Beaumont Society
www.beaumontsociety.org.uk
National charity and self-help body which provides and advice and support to the transgender community, together with their friends and families.

Stonewall
www.stonewall.org.uk
Information and advice for LGBT communities and their allies – includes support and advice on coming out and information on laws affecting LGBT people.

SLEEP

National Sleep Foundation
www.sleepfoundation.org 
Information and guidance for people experiencing difficulty sleeping.

Tuck – Advancing Better Sleep

https://www.tuck.com/

An American website with a host of research and resources that support understanding and promoting better sleep.

SUICIDE

Befrienders Worldwide
www.befrienders.org
A charity which provides an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard via a global network of telephone helplines, SMS messaging, internet chat, outreach and local partnerships.

Campaign against living miserably (CALM)
www.thecalmzone.net
CALM exists to prevent male suicide by offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via a helpline and website.

PAPYRUS – Prevention of young suicide
www.papyrus-uk.org
Provide practical help and advice to vulnerable young people and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide.

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org
Available round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering a safe space to talk things through in order to find a way through any problems (including thoughts of suicide). If a response is needed immediately, it’s best to call on the 116 123 (free to call).