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Useful websites for sources of support

Need to talk

The Samaritans: The Samaritans are a charity available 24 hours a day offering confidential advise and support to anyone in distress. They also work to raise awareness of issues related to mind disorders such as suicide and depression.

Telephone: 020 8394 8300


Seeking counselling

Your GP: Remember that your personal GP or Health centre is a good place to find out what NHS funded services you may be able to access with a GP referral. Local GP Finder

Seeking counselling

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: The BACP is a large organisation that many counsellors around the UK are registered with. The website has a search function allowing you to find therapists in your local area and view their special interests.


Adult survivors of sexual abuse

AEST: 60+ support forums for survivors of abuse, multiple chat rooms and information for survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse or rape; for both female and male sexual abuse survivors from the UK and around the world. Also related subjects such as date rape, male rape, panic attack, eating disorders, self harm, and inner child work.

Worried about a young person

NSPCC: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) aim is to protect children from cruelty, support vulnerable families, campaign for changes to the law and raise awareness about abuse.

Worried about a young person being bullied or abused

Kidscape: Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Helpline is for the use of parents, guardians or concerned relatives and friends of bullied children. If you are a child and are experiencing bullying problems, then please visit or ring Childline 0800 1111. Helpline: 08451 205 204

Worried about a young person

ChildLine: Whatever your worry its better out than in. Call ChildLine for Help

Telephone: 0800 1111

Worried about a vulnerable adult

Voice UK: A national charity supporting people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable people who have experienced crime or abuse. We also support their families, carers and professional workers.

Telephone: 0845 122 8695

Local support finder

The Site: This local advice finder database contains more that 16,500 local, regional and national organisations who can offer you advice and information about anything that's concerning you. Just enter your town or postcode and select the type of information you're looking for to run a search. Local advice finder

Personal safety

Suzy Lamplugh Trust: Promoting personal safety for all. They work for the benefit of everyone in society – irrespective of gender, age or background. Their mission is to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety and to provide solutions that effect change in order to help people to avoid violence and aggression and live safer, more confident lives.

Adult learning

Adult learning and skills Directgov: Information and advice on many different aspects of adult learning including financial advice. Directgov - Adult Learning