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Children and Families
Practical Parent
A resource for parents and professionals wanting tips and support on child behaviour, development and family relationships.
Barnado's
Barnardo’s vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. Services include counselling, fostering and adoption, disability and coping with domestic violence.
Gingerbread
Gingerbread is an organisation for Lone Parent Families. It was the largest membership organisation providing help for 1.8 million lone parents and their children throughout England and Wales. They have a lone parent helpline, and groups for lone parents.
Fatherhood Institute
This organisation collates and publishes international research on fatherhood. It helps shape national and local policies to ensure a father-inclusive approach to family policy. It is the UK’s leading provider of training, consultancy and publications.
Bullying Online
For parents who feel their child may be being bullied, or their child may be a bully
Parent Line Plus
Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. It works to offer help and support through a range of free services, shaped by parents. There is also a telephone helpline.
Ideas for the kids
A comprehensive free online source of places to go and things to do with your kids
Mummy I'm Bored
Provides you and your children with hundreds of ideas of places to go, events and activities for you to do together as a family. Special offers and vouchers somtimes available.
Child Poverty Action Group
CPAG is the leading charity campaigning for the abolition of child poverty in the UK and for a better deal for low-income families and children. The website has information on resources, welfare rights and training events / publications.
National Childminding Association
The National Childminding Association works with registered childminders and nannies, as well as other individuals and organisations to ensure families in every community have access to high quality home-based childcare, play, learning and family support.
National Children's Bureau
NCB is a charity and umbrella body for organisations working with children and young people. It works to improve the lives of young people through information sharing and consultancy. It has a library of UK information on children's issues.
National Family and Parenting Institute
The Family and Parenting Institute carries out research and policy work to find out what matters to families and parents. It then works to inform policymakers and public debate. It also develops practical resources for people working with families.


Alcohol, Substance Misuse and Drugs Support
Talk to Frank
Free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day talk
Alcoholics Anonymous
This Web Site is created and maintained by The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous (Great Britain) Ltd. It has various links to websites maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous in the UK.
Alcohol Concern
Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. It works to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems.
Oasis Treatment Centre
Oasis Counselling Centre, a 12 Step oriented treatment centre in Plettenberg Bay, is a leading addiction treatment centre in South Africa.
Narcotics Anonymous
NA is a non-profit fellowship organisation of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. NA involves recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
ADFAM
Adfam is a national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. It provides direct support to families through publications, training, prison visitors’ centres, outreach work and signposting to local support services.
Release
Release offers a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drug users and those who live and work with them.
Turning Point
UK's largest social care organisation, providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability.


Divorce and Separation
Gingerbread
Expert advice and free phone service for lone parents
Relate
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support.


Professional Bodies
British Psychological Society
Professional association for chartered psychologists. Includes details of publications, forthcoming conferences and events, and career development information. Factsheets and information for the general public also available.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Factsheets and information for the general public available.
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists
The UKCP exists to promote and maintain the profession of psychotherapy and the highest standards in the practice of psychotherapy throughout the United Kingdom, for the benefit of the public. News, events and details of publications available.
Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice
AFT's key aim is to benefit the public by working to continually improve standards of professional family therapy and systemic practice. Its members promote family therapy through practice, training, management and research


Telephone helplines
Samaritans
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.


National Organisations and Charities
Young Minds
YoungMinds produce leaflets and booklets to help young people, parents and professionals to understand when a young person feels troubled and where to find help. Parent Information Service available.
The National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.
Eating Disorders Association
Here you will find information and help on all aspects of eating disorders
National Phobics Society
The National Phobics Society works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services.


Government and related organisations
Department of Health
A government body to help improve the health and well-being of everyone in England. DoH leads and supports NHS and social care organisations so they can provide fair, high quality services that offer real choice for patients.
NICE
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. NICE also publishes guidance for best practice with a range of psychological problems.


Adoption and Fostering
Adoption UK
Provides independent support, information and advice on good practice to all concerned with adoption. In particular, it offers a wealth of relevant experience from generations of adoptive families to prospective and established adopters.


Link Directories
Self Harm
Information, resources, and support on self-harm
UK Therapy
Information about complimentary therapies
Link Directory
Directory of general services on the web, including healthcare
UK business-directory
Links to businesses, including health and family matters
Prolinkdirectory
Links to businesses, including mental health service providers


Women's Issues and Needs
Womens-Health.Co.Uk
Information to women and their partners regarding pregnancy choices, complications and investigations, in addition to some common gynaecological problems. Other areas of the site are for students and doctors working in obstetrics and gynaecology.
National Childbirth Trust
The National Childbirth Trust helps over a million mums and dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. It offers antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents.
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Provides help and support on issues of pregnancy, contraception and abortion. Services include counselling and testing for sexually transmitted disease.


Online Help Services
Web 4 Health
Answers to more than 900 questions about psychology, mental health and relationships
Black and Asian Therapists Online
This network seeks to address the psychological needs of Black and Asian people in Britain. Find Experienced Black Therapists and Asian Therapists in the UK.
Free Online Advice for Young People Aged 11-25 yrs
Online support for young people who have a problem, are stressed or embarrassed about something in their lives. Free online advice.


Abuse
National Association for People Abused as Children
Provides a national information line and postal service, offering advice and information to overcome the continuing impact of childhood abuse in adulthood.
Child Line
Free, 24 hour helpline for children and young people in danger or distress.
MOSAC
Support group for all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. Provides support, advice, information and counselling following the discovery of sexual abuse.
Nat Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NSPCC works to end cruelty and abuse to children. It has a confidential child abuse telephone service, open 24/7; counsellors trained as child protection officers; pre-natal advice service, toddler groups, parents groups, one-to-one advice clinics.
Anti Bullying Alliance
Don't suffer in silence. If you need help with being bullied, then contact this agency for advice and support.


Psychological Services across the UK
Clerkin Psychology - North Wales
Psychology colleagues in the Chester/North Wales and North West area, offering therapy and medico-legal services to that region.


Disabilities and Health
British Nutrition Foundation
The BNF is a registered charity, providing advice on diet, physical activity and health. Find healthy eating information, recipes and news items.
National AIDS Trust
The National AIDS Trust is the UK's leading independent policy and campaigning charity on HIV. It develops policies and campaign to halt the spread of HIV and improve the quality of life of people affected by HIV, both in the UK and internationally.
Action on Smoking and Health
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is a UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to parents of disabled children, no matter what their disability or health condition. CAF puts parents in contact with other families, experiencing similar needs.


Learning and Educational Needs
OAASIS - special educational needs help and advice
A resource for parents & professionals caring for children with Autism / Asperger Syndrome and other learning disabilities.
The Elfrida Society
The Elfrida Society aims to help improve the lives of people with learning difficulties. It offers support on issues of empowerment, housing, education and parenting.
Connexions
UK's largest social care organisation, providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability.


Mental Illness
SANE
SANE is a national charity working to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE runs a national helpline providing emotional support, crisis care and detailed information to people affected by mental illness.
Mind - National Association for Mental Health
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.The MindinfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind also provides a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.
Rethink
Rethink is a national voluntary sector provider of mental health services. Rethink offers carer support, community support, help with employment and training, helplines, housing, nursing etc


Private Health Insurance
Health Plans - Simple, Affordable (HSA)
Health Cash Plans, Dental Insurance and Private Medical cover.


Information for Caring Professionals
The Counsellors Guide
TheCounsellorsGuide.co.uk: Extensive information for counsellors and anyone interested in counselling as a career or voluntary work.


Anger
British Association of Anger Management
This organisation offers support, programmes and training for adults, young people and organisations who need help dealing with their own or another's anger. Services include individual support, anger workshops, seminars, and training packages.