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Cruse Bereavement Care      0808 808 1677​  

Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. We offer a range of free confidential support for adults and children.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Wales

Kinship Care NI      0800 022 3129        info@kinshipcareni.com

Supporting children who cannot be cared for by their own parents to live safely and securely within their own families and communities. Call Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Available in Northern Ireland

Hestia  

Bright Sky is an app providing support, information and signposting for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Supporting Children With Diabetes  

We provide a hardship fund to help families whose children suffer from Diabetes and who do not have the means to support them during times of crisis.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Mumsnet  

Mumsnet makes parents' lives easier by pooling knowledge, advice and support on everything from conception to childbirth, from babies to teenagers.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Children's Society  

Helping with young people from all different backgrounds and safeguarding them from harm.

Available in England, Wales

Alzheimer's Society  

Looking for information, support or advice about dementia? Our helpline is here for you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Abused Men in Scotland - AMIS      0808 800 0024        contact@amis.org.uk

Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Support for men, and those who do not identify as women, affected by domestic abuse. Visit the website to learn more about domestic abuse.

Available in Scotland

First4Adoption        helpdesk@first4adoption.org.uk

First4Adoption is the national information service for people interested in adopting a child in England.

Available in England

Child Bereavement UK      0800 02 888 40        support@childbereavementuk.org

Support for families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying and when a child is facing bereavement. Helpline and live chat, Mon-Fri (9-5)

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Cry-sis      08451 228 669  

Offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleeping problems. "Helpline Open 7 Days A Week 9am-10pm"

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Housing Care  

A charity run site providing free advice on elderly care, including information on nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as sheltered housing.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Adoption UK  

The leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

MWNUK Helpline      0800 999 5786        info@mwnhelpline.co.uk

Helping Muslim women and girls experiencing inequality, abuse, injustice, discrimination, sexual exploitation, and more. Helpline available 10AM - 4PM (Mon- Fri).Textline also available

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Independent Age      0800 319 6789  

Helping those of an older age maintain their independence by offering advice on a range of matters, a free helpline and regular home visits.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Baby Sleep The Night      01794 341172        karen@babysleepthenight.com

Sleep solutions for babies and toddlers that works...FAST!

Available in England

Karma Nirvana      0800 5999 247  

We support victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Whether you are at risk or are concerned for someone that is, we are available to listen and help.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Dads Unlimited      01233 680150        support@dadsunltd.org.uk

Supporting Dads through family breakdown. Offering emotional support, mental health counselling and advice on separation, contact breakdown. Helpline open 8am - 8pm, Mon - Fri

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Lucie Blackman Trust        ops@lbtrust.org

lbtrust.org provides free information, advice, support and liaison services for families affected by people going missing whilst abroad.

Available in England

Rhythm Time  

Provides fun, progressive and age-appropriate music classes for the under-fives that will enhance their development and create a lifelong love of music

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Home-Start  

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Twins Trust      080138 0509        asktwinline@twinstrust.org

Twins Trust provides support for those expecting twins, triplets and other multiples.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Kooth        contact@xenzone.com

An online forum run by accredited counsellors hosting a community consisting of teenagers and students. The space is used to facilitate healthy conversations on sensitive topics.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Action on Elder Abuse  

We offer a free, confidential helpline, for information, advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Baby Budgeting  

Budgeting blog full of creative tips for raising a family on a budget

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Fosterline      0800 040 7675        enquiries@fosterline.info

Fosterline is a free, confidential, impartial and supportive for you as a foster carer, or if you are thinking of becoming a foster carer. Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Available in England

CVAA  

Acts as an agency for adoption services; provides professional training, and information for anyone considering adoption.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Family Rights Group      0808 801 0366        office@frg.org.uk

Advice for parents/carers whose children may be taken into care. Helpline (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm)

Available in England, Wales

PAC-UK      020 7284 5879  

Specialist therapy, support, counselling, and training for anyone affected by adoption. Helplines open weekdays.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

NEWCIS        enquiries@newcis.org.uk

Deliver information, individual support, training and counselling to unpaid carers in Wales

Available in Wales

Well Aware      116 000  

Missing person helpline available 24/7 - offers emotional support and practical advice to the friends and family left behind during a disappearance.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Best Beginnings        info@bestbeginnings.org.uk

Empower parents look after their own health and their children's long term development and well-being via website, Baby Buddy app, crisis text line

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Icarus Trust  

to support those suffering from addictive or obsessive behaviour,& to families who are affected by the addiction of a loved one; whether that’s due to drugs, alcohol, gambling or something else.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Citysocializer  

Citysocializer is a super easy way of doing the things you enjoy and meeting new folk around you to hang out and make the most of your free time with.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Yummy Baby Group      07872 030 206        hannah@yummybabygroup.co.uk

Sleep solutions for babies and children that are gentle, flexible,and tailored to your family’s individual needs

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Bullies Out        mail@bulliesout.com

They provide help against bullying through e-mentoring, engaging workshops and training programmes.

Available in Wales

Potential Plus UK      01908 646433        amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org

Giving children who are high potential learners the resilience and support needed to meet their social and emotional needs so that they can develop to their maximum.

Available in England, Wales

TACT      0330 123 2250  

TACT is the UK's largest Fostering and Adoption charity With over 500 foster carers and adopters across England, Scotland and Wales.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Ditch the Label  

Talk to us about bullying and anything else that you have on your mind for advice and support. We don't just talk about bullying, we also talk about things that are connected such as body image, mental health and sexuality.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

MOSAC      0800 980 1958  

MOSAC supports non-abusing parents/carers of sexually abused children, and provides information and advocacy. Interpretation is available for non English speakers.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Foster Talk      01527 836 910        enquiries@fostertalk.org

An independent, non-profit organisation providing professional support services to foster carers across the UK. Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm- 24 hour helpline for members.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Let's Talk About Loss  

A place for 18-35 year olds who have been bereaved to find friendship, support and a place that understands.

Available in England, Scotland

National Adoption Service  

Promotes and supports best practice in adoption across Wales. If you're thinking of adopting or simply want more information, you're in the right place.

Available in Wales

Facebook group  

A relaxed, friendly and honest Dementia and Alzheimer carer group, whether you are a professional carer or caring for a loved one.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Action on Postpartum Psychosis  

In our online forum, you can chat with others who have been affected by postpartum psychosis. The forum is open to anyone that has been affected, including partners and family.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Adoptors for Adoption        contactus@adoptersforadoption.com

Looking to become an adoptive parent? This agency provides adoption services, supports prospective parents through the process of adoption, and offers post-adoption services.

Available in England

The Hot Mess Mums Club  

Kelly Pegg & Sheree Murphy are joined by a different guest every week to talk about the trials and tribulations of being a mum

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

New Family Social  

Providing support for LGBT+ people in the adoption and fostering process, encourages inclusion and works directly to find more new families for children in care.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Bereavement Advice Centre      0800 634 9494  

A free helpline and web-based information service that gives practical information and advice on many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close. Helpline Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

RAF Association      0800 018 2361  

Confidential, professional, and fair services to members of the wider RAF family. Practical assistance, expert advice, and emotional support.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Antenatal Results and Choices      0207 713 7486        info@arc-uk.org

The only national charity providing non-directive support & information to expectant and bereaved parents through antenatal screening and diagnosis.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Parent And Baby Coach  

Offers expert advice and support on all areas of parenting for ages 0-4 years with a range of baby sleep consultant packages and parenting workshops from baby sleep to potty training.

Available in England

Parenting NI      0808 8010 722        info@parentingni.org

Support for parents with any parenting concerns, and training for professionals. Call Mon-Thurs 9.30am-3.30pm, Fri 9.30am-12.30pm or contact via live chat on the website.

Available in Northern Ireland

The Care Leavers Foundation  

We make modest but vital financial assistance to care leavers aged 18-29 who are in crisis, or who want to take control of their lives and develop new skills.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)      0808 808 1001        help@nyas.net

NYAS is a children’s charity offering advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them.

Available in England, Wales

Refuge  

Refuge supports women and children who experience violence and abuse. Although it may feel impossible now, we can support you to rebuild your life free from violence and fear.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Surviving Their Suicide        survivingtheirsuicide@hotmail.com

To help people who have been bereaved by suicide, reduce feelings of guilt and shame, and signpost survivors to other resources.

Available in England

Fosterline      0800 040 7675        enquiries@fosterline.info

Free, confidential, impartial support for foster carers and those considering fostering. Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Available in England

Grief Encounter      0808 802 0111        support@griefencounter.org.uk

Supporting bereaved children and their families following the death of someone close. Services are free and open Mon-Fri 9am-9pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Josie & Jonny Are Having a Baby (With You!)  

Each episode features creators of all types talking candidly about what it means to raise a baby into a full on adult human

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

QL Mentoring  

Guidance for children and young adults with ASL and/or learning differences including Asperger's, dyslexia and dyspraxia. Also provides bullying advice.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Road Peace      0845 450 0355        info@roadpeace.org

RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims in the UK. We provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Grandparents Plus      030123 7015  

Advice and information on welfare benefits and other sources of financial support, and a wide range of other issues. Advice line open 9.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Available in England, Wales

XenZone      0203 984 9337        contact@xenzone.com

Online Counselling and Mental Health support Services

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Association of Child Psychotherapists  

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists help understand the complex emotional lives of infants, children, young people, families and carers in depth through a psychoanalytic approach.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

NHS  

Advice, tips and tools to help adopters make the best choices about post-adoption support and self-care.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

First4Adoption      0300 222 0022        helpdesk@first4adoption.org.uk

Clear and impartial information about adopting. Online learning and resources for adopters and those considering adopting.

Available in England

UK Youth        info@ukyouth.org

UK Youth is a charity, committed to empowering young people to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Available in England

bullyonline.org  

Education and information about the nature of bullying, particularly in the workplace

Available in England

If U Care Share  

Free online guide to help anyone affected by suicide bereavement.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

BabyCentre UK  

Supporting parents before, during and after pregnancy with a wide range of digital tools and resources and information.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Adoption & Fostercare HSCNI      0800 0720 137        info@fostering.hscni.net

If you have ever considered adoption or fostering a child or young person in Northern Ireland, or would like more information, then please get in touch.

Available in Northern Ireland

Barnardo's  

They are the largest voluntary adoption agency in the UK. Help you every step of the way.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Employers For Childcare      080028 3008        hello@employersforchildcare.org

We help with choosing childcare, help with childcare costs or finding employment and provide personalised benefits advice. Helpline open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Gingerbread  

Our free helpline provides support and expert advice on anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

UK Mens Sheds Association  

Mens Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Playlist For Life  

We help you design a music playlist so that everyone with dementia has a unique, personal playlist.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

DrugFAM      0300 888 3853  

National helpline and support groups in the South East for families and people effected by someone's drug and alcohol abuse. Helpline available 9am-9pm.

Available in England, Wales

Action on Addiction      0300 330 0659  

Treatment and support for individuals and families affected by all kinds of addiction including alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming, sex and love, and some food related disorders.

Available in England

Sue Ryder Online Community  

You are not alone. If someone you love is dying or has died, this Online Community is a place to share experiences, get things off your chest, ask questions and chat to people who understand.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Sibs      01535 645453        info@sibs.org.uk

To enhance the lives of siblings by providing them with information and support, and by influencing service provision throughout the UK

Available in England

BAPT  

Play Therapy helps children understand muddled feelings and upsetting events, using play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Child Law advice  

They provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people in England.

Available in England

Voices In The Middle  

Where young people aged 13 to 19 years old, whose parents are splitting up can share their voice, read helpful and age-appropriate content plus connect with support designed just for them

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Meetup  

People use Meetup to meet new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue their passions, together.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Carers UK        info@carersuk.org

Making life better for carers throughout the UK by supporting them. Find help and advice, and connect with other carers.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Family Lives      0808 800 2222        askus@familylives.org.uk

Providing advice and support to anyone in a parenting role, on any parenting problem. Our helpline is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

Available in England, Wales

Muslim Bereavement Support Service      020 3468 7333        info@mbss.org.uk

A charity which supports bereaved Muslim women and offers free and confidential face-to-face and/or telephone support.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

UK Safer Internet Centre      0344 381 4772        enquiries@saferinternet.org.uk

Find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. Helpline for professionals working with young people open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. You can report child sexual abuse imagery here too.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Parent Hood  

Gives expert answers to the things parents really want to know about by providing impartial, engaging and professional advice delivered by experts

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Respite Association        help@respiteassociation.org

Providing short term assistance in the funding of qualified respite care for disabled, sick, elderly or terminally ill persons in order that their regular carer can be allowed to take a much needed break.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Cafcass  

Looking after the interests of children involved in family proceedings by working with children & their families, & then advising the courts on what is considered to be in the best interests of individual children

Available in England

Disrespect NoBody  

Website for young people to understand what a healthy relationship is, through re-thinking their views of consent, controlling behaviour, sexual abuse and violence.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

AfterTrauma  

Provides a community for patients and families to rebuild lives and support each other after experiencing a traumatic injury.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Forced Marriage Unit - gov.uk      020 7008 0151        fmu@fco.gov.uk

Advice and support for those facing forced marriage, and information and practice guidelines for professionals. Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Winstons Wish      08088 020 021        ask@winstonswish.org

We provide support for children, young people and families who have been bereaved by suicide.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Saying Goodbye UK      8452938027        support@sayinggoodbye.org

Comprehensive information, advice, support and much more to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Cruse Bereavement Care  

This site is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone. Designed for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one. Our helpline is free and open 9:30-5pm Mon-Fri.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Compass Fostering.      0800 566 8317  

Fostering children and young people can make a real difference.

Available in England, Wales

Runaway Helpline      116 000        116000@runawayhelpline.org.uk

A free 24/7 text or calling helpline service for those wanting to runaway, or have runaway or even returned and in need of help.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Tinies Childcare  

The UK's leading childcare company and nanny agency network. They recruit all kinds of child carers including nannies, babysitters, maternity nurses and more, for families in the UK and overseas

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Southall Black Sisters  

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, Southall Black Sisters can help with practical help and advice. We help women and children escape violence and abuse.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Spice UK  

Spice UK allows you to meet people on events, weekends and holidays that are all organised for you. Join spice to meet people, make friends, have fun.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Mencap  

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Our online FamilyHub is a place for parents and carers to connect with others, share triumphs and challenges and find support.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Child Death Helpline      0800 282 986        contact@childdeathhelpline.org

A helpline dedicated to offering support and befriending those affected by child death.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Sudden  

To help suddenly bereaved people access specialist care through the provision of free information and advice services

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Baby Sensory  

Providing hundreds of sensory development activities that are great fun for parents and babies to share in the vital first year

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Respect      0808 801 3027  

Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members).

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Irwin Mitchell      0808 301 1952  

We offer a broad range of legal services to individuals including personal injury and negligence claims, family law, wills and trusts, immigration, employment and crime.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Water Babies  

Baby swimming lessons. They will nurture your child's development and grow their confidence in and out of the water

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

TESSA      028 9046 9211        info@tessani.org

Providing a wide range of therapies, counselling and support to adoptive families in NI. Services are available by self referral or by referral from a post-adoption team.

Available in Northern Ireland

Breaking Mum & Dad  

Brings the no-nonsense conversation about parenthood and paternal mental health to life by covering anxiety, post-natal depression, loneliness, guilt, fertility etc

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Survivors of Bereavment by Suicide      0300 111 5065        email.support@uksobs.org

Only those of us who have experienced this terrible tragedy can truly understand. Find a local support group or email us or call us Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

MindEd  

Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Find expert information and advice.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Age UK      0800 678 1602  

A volunteer befriender phones an older person at an agreed time for a chat. Befrienders will have similar interests and provide friendly conversation on a regular basis. Helpline open daily 8am to 7pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Care It Out      07966 270919        kerry@careitout.com

Kerry Secker is a paediatric sleep consultant & the founder of her Care It Out sleep approach. She shares sleep education that can improve your child's sleep with an approach that’s sensible, scientific & caring.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Elizabeth Foundation  

Let's Listen and Talk is an online service with up-to-date information, advice and support for anyone caring for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with hearing loss, from birth to 5years.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Kidscape      020 7823 5430        parentsupport@kidscape.org.uk

Provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying. Helpline for parents available Mon-Weds 9:30am to 2:30pm.

Available in England

NFA  

UK's largest independent agency for fostering and adoption

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

APNI  

The Association for Postnatal Illness has a Youtube channel. This includes a range of videos that can benefit those suffering from postnatal depression or their families.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Mankind Initiative      01823 334244  

Confidential helpline available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex). Weekdays 10am to 4pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

AL-Anon      0800 0086 811        helpline@al-anonuk.org.uk

A support service for friends and family of those struggling to cope with someone else's drinking. Meetings are available or their helpline is open 7 days a week 10am-10pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Compassionate Friends      0345 123 2304  

Helpline open every day from 10am to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm. Online support also available.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Police service of Northern Ireland      0800 555 111  

By reporting crime you are helping to keep your community safer.If you have been a witness or a victim of a crime you can report it to the PSNI.

Available in Northern Ireland

Sweaty Mama  

Fun, effective and exclusive pre & post natal fitness classes for you and your baby. The exercises are adapted to suit all ages & development of your child as well as suit the fitness level of the Mama

Available in England, Scotland

GOV.UK  

Information from Government on fostering or adopting a child, including from abroad, and on being a surrogate mother.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Carers Trust  

Improving support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, for a family member or friend. Use the website to find the contact details for the nearest service to you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Hey! Vina  

Swipe right to meet new friends and connect with people in your city.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Wayback  

Virtual reality film series for those living with dementia and their carers. Recreating positive moments from the past, we trigger memories and spark precious conversations.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Scouts  

We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. We give 6-25 year olds the skills they need for life.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

NHS  

These videos are to raise awareness of some of the possible signs that sepsis may be developing. This video is aimed at people who care for people with a Learning Disability who may not be able to communicate or verbalise how they are feeling.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland      0808 801 0323        helpline@opfs.org.uk

Provides single parent tailored information, support and advice, while encouraging and enabling parents across Scotland to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Helpline open Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm.

Available in Scotland

General public on twitter  

People spending Christmas Day alone are finding company thanks to a Twitter campaign called #joinin.
Launched by comedian Sarah Millican several years ago, it encourages people to use the hashtag and link with one another so as not to feel lonely. Just tweet #joinin on xmas day to take part

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

IKWRO      0207 920 6460  

We provide support to Middle Eastern women and girls living in the UK facing 'honour' based violence, domestic abuse, forced marriage or female genital mutilation.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Sky Badger      0845 609 1256  

Find help for physical disabilities, special educational needs, mental health problems as well as finding support for your whole family.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Advicenow  

Provides clear, practical information on rights and the law regarding a range of matters including benefits, immigration, housing and divorce.

Available in England, Wales

Missing People      116 000        116000@missingpeople.org.uk

We search for missing people on behalf of the friends and family left behind and provide specialised support to ease their heartache and confusion.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Befriending Networks  

Provides directories to signpost befriending services through the UK. Use the directory to find a befriending network near you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Lullaby Trust  

Confidential support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.

Available in England

Turn2us  

Information and guidance on financial help available for carers. Includes a benefits calculator and a grants search tool.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Child Seat Safety      01772 435332  

Offering free advice whenever you need it and providing the only nationally accredited child seat course in the UK

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Care for the Family  

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Hearing Aid Podcasts  

Podcasts aimed at enhancing knowledge to help look after older adults.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

ABM - Association of Breastfeeding Mothers  

Supporting breastfeeding mums and their families by offering training and advice. Includes a map of local asupport groups and ABM Breastfeeding Helpline open every day 9.30am -10.30pm

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Family Action  

Struggling with the challenges of parenthood? Need someone to talk to? Our free telephone, text and email support service helps parents and carers with the challenges they face.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Childhood Bereavement Network  

Information for children & young people on dealing with bereavement & for local services dealing with bereaved children

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors (FLOWS)      0203 745 7707        flows@rcjadvice.org.uk

FLOWS provides advice about the legal options available to women who are victims of domestic abuse

Available in England

Baby Cafe      0300 330 0700        info@thebabycafe.org

A free drop-in offering information and support for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families, run by a range of staff including health professionals.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Money Advice Service - Information For Carers  

Provides financial advice for anyone caring for someone and links to further resources relating to emotional, practical, and professional support.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Young DeafHope      020 3947 2600        info@signhealth.org.uk

We work with young Deaf people of eleven years and older, to gives them the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop healthy relationships. You can also text 07966 976749

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

LawWorks  

Access to Free Legal Advice. Find a nearby Legal Clinic through their service. They can help connect you to the correct type of Legal Aid.

Available in England, Wales

Huawei  

StorySign is a free app, that reads selected children's books and translates them into sign language, to help deaf children learn how to read.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT)      0808 808 2003        info@prisonersfamilies.org

Pact supports prisoners, people with convictions and their families to make a fresh start. Helpline Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Bright Sky by Hestia  

Bright Sky is an app provided by Hestia, that aims to give information and tools for people who are, or know someone in an abusive relationship or facing domestic violence.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Lucy At Home  

Helps parents tune into their kids' needs so they can raise kind, confident, successful humans by using gentle parenting to nurture their children

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

First Time Dad's  

Discussing the joys, challenges and general lunacy of raising your first child and supporting a first-time mum, whilst asking some famous faces and qualified experts for advice along the way

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Tiny Talk  

Helps families experience the amazing benefits of baby signing, understanding and getting to know their babies, long before they're able to talk Toddler talking communication advice as well.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Kids Sleep Dr  

Helps parents understand and improve the sleeping and waking patterns of their child - from new-born right through to teenagers

Available in England

Health For Under 5s  

From information about pregnancy preparations, baby and their first year, toddler 1-3 years and Pre-School 3-5 years, find information for health professionals, early years settings and advice for parents and support.

Available in England

LGBT Foundation      0345 3 30 30 30  

We can offer 1:1 support in areas such as safety planning, power and control, healthy relationships, boundaries, consent, housing, health and wellbeing, and assertive communication

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Spark      0808 802 2088  

Free Relationship Helpline for parents and families 11am to 2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, supporting parents as they deal with life’s relationship challenges. Whether they come from family disputes, partner conflict or parenting a teenager.

Available in Scotland

BullyBusters      0800 169 6928        BBusters@localsolutions.org.uk

Helpline open Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm. Talk to someone to get stuff off your chest and gain helpful tips with how to build self-esteem and other practical tips.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Only Mums  

Supporting parents who are looking to make the best decision for their family during separation & divorce by encouraging parents to explore options for resolutions outside court.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

The Lullaby Trust  

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

National Domestic Abuse Helpline      0808 2000 247  

24 hour helpline that provides support and advise to women suffering from domestic violence and referring them to emergency accommodation.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Galop        help@galop.org.uk

Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn't always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

RAF Benevolent Fund      030102 1919  

Welfare charity providing financial, practical and emotional support to serving and former members of the RAF, as well as their partners and dependants, whenever they need it. Helpline open every day 8am-10pm

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Adoption Hub  

Online support, learning opportunities and information for both adopters and professionals working with adoptive families.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Cariad Lloyd  

A podcast with comedians talking about death and grief, highlighting that people are not alone in grief.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Home For Good  

Adoption and fostering support for Christians.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Victim Support  

We're independent of the police and provide confidential support to anyone affected by crime. It doesn't matter whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it took place.

Available in England, Wales

NSPCC      0808 800 5000 or 0800 1111 if 18 or under  

Find advice and support, whether you suspect or want to report abuse, or are suffering from abuse. Call us anytime, or find guidance online.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Mush  

Helping mums everywhere to instantly become part of their local mum community

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Sleep For All  

UK wide sleep coaching support for ages 0-8. Choose from a 1:1 online sleep consultation, or the practical support of a home visit

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Citizens Advice  

Help and support for carers, including information on assessment, help with financial planning, practical advice, and signposting to other resources.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Home for good      0300 001 0995        info@homeforgood.co.uk

Home for Good works to inspire, equip and resource people to play their part in caring for vulnerable children.

Available in England

Netmums  

Netmums is the UK’s most relevant, inclusive and supportive parenting community. We’re here to make parents feel heard, supported and entertained on every step of their parenting journey.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

LAWA  

We support Latin American and other Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women that have experienced gender-based violence, domestic abuse, forced prostitution or trafficking.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Our Missing Peace  

Providing support to bereaved parents all over the world by creating a unifying symbol signposting service and educating the public about child loss

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Support After Suicide Partnership  

Online guidance including information on how you may be feeling, supporting yourself, supporting your parents and what you may find helpful.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Pod Academy  

Independent, not-for-profit platform for free podcasts on different topics, including topics like school bullying.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Action For Children  

Practical and emotional support for parents, families, children, and young people.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

If U Care Share  

A useful site to find resources following bereavement by suicide, including personal stories, the inquest handbook and "The Road Ahead" online guide.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Box Of Ideas  

Providing 1000s of ideas, bitesize guidance and information on everything from early years to employment

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Cafcass      0300 456 4000  

Wide range of online information relating to making sure children's voices are heard in family court settings.

Available in England

The Fostering Network  

We are the essential network for fostering, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Facebook group  

Provides support specifically for people who are suffering bereavement through suicide. It has evolved from personal experience of suicide bereavement and the subsequent recognition of the special care and compassionate support that is needed for those who are grieving such a loss.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Samaritans      116 123        jo@samaritans.org

Whatever you're going through, call us free any time. You don't have to be suicidal to call us. We offer a safe place for you to talk in your own way, about whatever's getting to you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Little Sleep Stars  

Unlocking your child’s sleep potential by using gentle, tailored techniques

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Rosie Crane Trust      014655120  

The Rosie Crane Trust supports bereaved parents who have lost a son or daughter of any age and at any stage in the bereavement. The trust offers a confidential 24hr Helpline and befriending service.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Mix  

Our tool helps you understand your relationship dynamic, and what you can do if it's not as healthy as it should be. Designed for under 25s but can be helpful for over 25s too.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Family Care Adoption Services      02890691133        info@familycaresociety.org

Every child deserves a family life. The largest specialist adoption agency in Northern Ireland. Support available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Available in Northern Ireland

The Diana Award        info@diana-award.org.uk

Find advice and support for a variety of bullying issues. Text DA to 85258 for 24/7 crisis support.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

HelpGuide  

Website providing advice & a newsletter on mental health, learning difficulties & relationships.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

HENRY        info@henry.org.uk

Provide emotional, health, nutrition and parenting support and help for families with young children across the UK.

Available in England, Wales

Mums Meet Up  

MumsMeetUp connects mums locally and across the UK, enabling them to find mums like themselves in their area and playmates for their children.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

ABF The Solider's Charity  

Providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. We provide support coping with bereavement or traumatic loss, financial assistance, help with housing ,isolation, education and training for employment.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Maternity Nanny  

Offering practical help and guidance to parents, whilst caring for their babies and young children by supporting families with Sleep Consultations throughout the UK

Available in England

Terrible, Thanks for Asking  

A podcast that showcases humour and sadness whilst giving an honest perspective on our pain, awkwardness and our humanness

Available in England

Pandas Foundation      0808 1961 776  

We help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness. We also guide family, friends, carers and employers how to support someone who is suffering. Helpline open 9am-8pm daily.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Coroners’ Courts Support Service      0300 111 2141  

Emotional and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending an Inquest. Helpline: 0300 111 2141. Helpline open Monday-Friday 9am-7pm & Saturday 9am-2pm.

Available in England

National Bullying Helpline      0845 22 55 787        admin@nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk

Premium rate UK helpline which provided assistance to individuals struggling with bullying issues, whatever the nature of the abuse.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Starlight Children’s Foundation  

Children’s charity dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. You can apply for boxed gifts, wishes and find out about other services.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

PIPS      0800 088 6042        info@pipscharity.com

Providing support to individuals who are considering, or who have at some point considered, ending their own lives. Also support for families who have been touched by suicide.

Available in Northern Ireland

Relate  

Webcam Counselling is just like having face-to-face counselling, except you talk to a trained counsellor online using a secure video link (similar to Skype or FaceTime).

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Parents And Children Together      0300 456 4800  

Independent agency who recruit, prepare, approve and support adoptive parents for children in care who are waiting for adoption, and place them with their forever family.

Available in England

Family Mediation Council  

Helping to sort things out between family members or when going through a divorce or separation without having to go to court.

Available in England, Wales

Scottish Women's Aid      0800 027 1234        helpline@sdafmh.org.uk

Scottish Women’s Aid is the leading organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. Helpline open 24/7.

Available in Scotland

Scope      0808 800 3333        helpline@scope.org.uk

Scope = equality for disabled people. Providing practical advice and emotional support whenever people need them most. Helpline open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm.

Available in England, Wales

The Good Grief Trust        hello@thegoodgrieftrust.org

To help all those suffering grief in the UK. They aim to find the bereaved, acknowledge their grief & provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship & ongoing support

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

National Bullying Helpline      0845 22 55 787        admin@nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk

Qualified help related to bullying at work, at school and cyberbullying. Premium rate helpline open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Respect  

Confidential helpline offering advice, information and support to help you stop being violent and abusive to your partner. We help both men and women.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

WAY Widowed and Young  

WAY aims to provide peer-to-peer emotional and practical support to young widowed people.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Suzy Lamplugh Trust  

Provides information and guidance on the law, how to report stalking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Childline      0800 1111  

No problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Admiral Nurses  

For anyone with a question or concern about dementia. Specialist Admiral Nurses can understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Resolution  

A world where families facing change are supported to achieve constructive outcomes by a community of committed family justice professionals

Available in England, Wales

At A Loss        info@griefchat.co.uk

Find resources and local services if suffering from the loss of a loved one.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Grief Works  

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is profoundly misunderstood. In this podcast we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and loss – and survived.

Available in England

the Migrants Children's Project        mcpadvice@coramclc.org.uk

Promotes the rights of migrant children, offers advice for issues concerning migrant children and conducts research.

Available in England

Frolo  

An app that connects you with like-minded single parents in your area by gaining access to the Frolo community

Available in England, Northern Ireland

Adoption Matters        info@adoptionmatters.org

We recruit, train and offer ongoing support for as long as families need it. Therapy services are covered by the Adoption Support Fund (ASF).

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Young Dementia UK  

A community that includes people living with young onset dementia, their family and friends, and organisations and professionals who work in the fields of dementia and social care.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Art of Dying Well  

Monthly programmes aiming to make death and dying something we can talk about openly without discomfort or fear.

Available in England

Men's Advice Line      0808 801 0327        info@mensadviceline.org.uk

Confidential helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. For men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or family members). We help by offering emotional support and practical advice.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

NACCC  

Keeping children in touch with parents following separation by promoting safe child contact within a national framework of Child Contact Centres

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Wales

The Pensions Advisory Service      0800 011 3797  

Divorce, dissolution and separation. Information about how your pension assets should be taken into account in the settlement.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Tommys      0800 0147 800  

Baby loss and support. Read stories of others with similar experience. Free access to resources and a helpline open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Gemma Scopes  

Tips and inspiration to cure loneliness, build self worth, make new friends and spark up your social life.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Lewy Body Society  

Find information and resources to better understand Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), also known as Lewy body disease.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Support After Suicide Partnership  

This short guide will make you feel more comfortable about reaching out to someone bereaved by suicide.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Place2Be  

Providing counselling and mental health support and training, Use the website to find the contact details appropriate to you.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

BECOME      0800 023 2033        advice@becomecharity.org.uk

Offering support for children in care and care leavers. Advice helpline opene Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Good Things Foundation  

Short videos designed to help people recognise small conflicts in their life and make some easy changes leading to happier outcomes for themselves and their children. #SeeItDifferently

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

NCDV  

Our service is free, fast and user-friendly, usually helping you obtain an emergency injunction within 24 hours from when you first contact us. Service available to everyone.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Huntington's Disease Association      0151 331 5444  

Providing information on care and support services to help educate families and professionals, and champion people's rights. Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

SHARAN  

We help you find support for issues such as cultural conflict, family breakdown, disownment, forced marriage and or intercourse, domestic and or honour- based violence.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Single Parents  

An information site for anyone who is raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Together Friends  

A friendship site for women to connect, chat and make friends

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Play Therapy UK  

Play Therapy UK (PTUK) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting the use of play and creative arts as ways of enabling children to reach their full potential.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

IAC: The Centre For Adoption      0208 447 4753  

They are looking for special parents to adopt some of the children who wait for families around the world. Find out if you could be one of those parents. "Advice Line Open Mon-Fri 10am-1pm"

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

First Aid for Life  

Information for guidance on respite options and where to get different types of support, like financial and counselling.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

National Domestic Abuse Helpline      0808 2000 247  

Providing clear, easy to read and accessible information for people who are in or have been in an abusive relationship. Also provides a free, 24/7 abuse hotline.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

NHS  

Voucher service provided by the NHS for pregnant women, or families with a child under 4, to get help buying basic healthy foods

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Anti-Bullying Alliance        aba@ncb.org.uk

The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Find tools and information online.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Barnardo’s  

We protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation, young people in care, domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more.

Available in England

UK Fostering      0345 222 0518        info@ukfostering.org.uk

We are a fostering service provider used by local authorities in London and the South East, Midlands, the North West of England and the North East.

Available in England

Nexus NI      0808 802 1414        help@dsahelpline.org

Nexus NI helps those affected by sexual abuse across Northern Ireland through 1-1 counselling, support and a 24hr helpline and provide training/education to help others recognize sexual abuse and support its victims.

Available in Northern Ireland

PETAL      01698 324502        info@petalsupport.com

Individual support for those affected by homicide or suicide in Scotland, office hours: Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4pm

Available in Scotland

Victim Support Scotland  

Find out what emotional support and practical information is available if you have been the victim of crime, regardless of whether it has been reported.

Available in Scotland

The Care Leavers Association  

Provides guidance and information for those who have left care to make sure they receive opportunities just as anyone else would.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship      020 8691 7411        befriending@csrf.org.uk

The Phone Buddy scheme provides a little bit of company and friendly social contact plus it helps to reduce feelings of loneliness and increases motivation and confidence.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

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