We have put this section together as a resource for parents and schools and hope you find it helpful. If we can be of further help please do contact us.

ADDICTIONS

FRANK - www.talktofrank.com

Drug education, support and advice aimed principally at teenagers but a font of information for parents too. Confidential 24-hour helpline & email. Helpline: 0800 77 66 00.

Alcoholics Anonymous - www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Helpline: 0845 769 7555.

Al-Anon Family Groups - www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Information and support for relatives of someone with alcohol addiction. Helpline: 020 7403 0888.

Breakeven - www.breakeven.org.uk

Provides free specialist counselling for anyone affected by problem gambling. Tel: 01273 833 722.

Drugwatch - www.drugwatch.com

Provides up-to-date information about the side effects of prescription medication.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) - www.nacoa.org.uk

Helps children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from addiction problems. Helpline: 0800 358 3456.

UK Narcotics Anonymous - ukna.org

Provides information and support for those affected by drug addition. Helpline: 0300 999 1212.

ANXIETY AND PANIC

Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1-to-1 therapy services.Tel: 08444 775 774.

No Panic - www.nopanic.org.uk

Provides support for sufferers of panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder and tranquiliser withdrawal. Tel: 0808 808 0545.

BEREAVEMENT AND DEATH

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) - www.tcf.org.uk

Is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. TCF also offers support, advice and information to other relatives and friends. Helpline: 0845 123 2304.

Cruse - www.cruse.org.uk

Promotes the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services include information, a helpline and contact details for local friendship and counselling services. Helpline: 0844 477 9400. Mid-Sussex branch: 01293 531 191.

BULLYING

Bullying UK - www.bullying.co.uk

Provides useful information to children, parents, teachers, adults and youth organisations about bullying both at school, online and the workplace.

 

 

COUNSELLING

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists

If you are looking for a therapist then go to this website and enter your postcode and a list of local counsellors and psychotherapists will appear. Once you have narrowed your list down to those that are accessible and address the issues you face ring them to arrange an initial consultation. The most important thing in therapy is the quality of the relationship ie you need to feel you are in the right place so don’t hesitate to visit a few therapists before you make your choice.

DEBT

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) - www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Provides free, impartial and confidential advice on all aspects of housing & benefits

DEPRESSION AND DESPAIR

Breathing Space

Is a free and confidential phone line service for anyone experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.Telephone 0800 83 85 87.

Depression Alliance - www.depressionalliance.org

Helps people affected by depression. DA works to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.

The Samaritans

Provide confidential, emotional telephone support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.Tel: 0845 7 90 90 90.

EATING DISORDERS

beat - www.b-eat.co.uk

UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.

ABC Care - www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

A national support site for anyone affected by bulimia, anorexia & binge eating. It has a blog site for adolescents.
Sufferer's Helpline: 01934 710679
Parent Helpline: 01934 710645
Office: 01934 713789

MENTAL HEALTH

Mind - www.mind.org.uk

Helps people take control of their mental health. It provides high-quality information and advice on depression, bereavement, anxiety and medication. Infoline: 0845 766 0163.

Rethink - www.rethink.org

Works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Tel: 020 7840 3188.

RELATIONSHIPS AND MARRIAGE

Relate - www.relate.org.uk

Offers couple counselling, workshops & information on many aspects of relationship and family difficulties.





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