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Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services - listed under this section C are the following issues: CAMHS, Child Sexual Exploitation, Counselling, Crime.
Click below to find more details of services supporting these issues.

Turn2Us
A national charity aiming to help people when times get tough including providing financial support to help get people back on track.  Advice and information include a guide to benefits for Care Leavers (follow link above). 

What is CAMHS?
Have you been referred to CAMHS? 
CAMHS stands for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service and they support and treat under 18's with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

Each region will have its own CAMHS provision, search for details in your area.

Hounslow Borough - CAMHS
If you are visiting Hounslow CAMHS at Bath Road, Hounslow, click here for a  video made by young people that will give you an idea about what to expect on your first visit. 

Young Minds' Guide to CAMHS
A 'beginners guide' to CAMHS - what it is, how to get help and more.

Listed below organisations helping to support individuals affected by Child Sexual Exploitation, also known as CSE.  See also under C for Crime. 

If you are someone you know are at risk, here are ways to report child sexual exploitation:

- call 999 if you or someone you know  are at immediate risk or call 101 if you think a crime has been committed.
- call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online
- call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or email to help@nspcc.org.uk

 

Organisations offering advice and support:

Childline - 0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk
24/7 confidential support for young people to age 18 about anything that's worrying you.  Call, chat online or email.

PEACE project (Protecting and Empowering, Against Child Exploitation) 
Peace@hounslow.gov.uk

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/

This section includes information about youth counselling services in the areas around Hounslow Borough and national directories for other areas, information about professional standards in counselling, types of therapy available and how to access a private counsellor.

YOUTH COUNSELLING SERVICES:

Listed below, youth counselling services in Hounslow Borough and the surrounding regions and a national service search directory via Youth Access:

If you live, work or study in Hounslow Borough:
• Hounslow Youth Counselling Service
0208 568 1818 or SMS 0778 4481 308
ask@hycscounselling.co.ukwww.hycscounselling.co.uk
Free, confidential 1-2-1 counselling for 11-25 year olds in Hounslow Borough, self referral.  BACP Accredited Service.

If you live in Ealing Borough
Supportive Action for Families in Ealing (formerly EYICS) 
Free, confidential counselling for 11-18 year olds, referrals via Ealing Children’s Integrated Response Service (ECIRS) 020 8825 8000.

If you live in Richmond Borough
• Off the Record
www.otrtwickenham.com
Confidential counselling service for 11-24  year olds in Richmond Borough.  

YOUTH COUNSELLING - OTHER AREAS:

Youth Access
www.youthaccess.org.uk  
Find a service directory putting you in touch with counselling services for young people in your area. 

COUNSELLING FOR OTHER SPECIALIST GROUPS' OR COMMUNITIES

BAATN - Black, African & Asian Therapy Network - 020 3600 0712
A place to start if you are looking for a therapist from African, Asian or Caribbean heritage.

Pink Therapy 
The UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender/sexual diversity clients.

PRIVATE COUNSELLORS

• BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists
The BACP is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.   Use their Find a Therapist service to find BACP registered and BACP accredited counsellors in your area.  Search by area, by issue, by name to identify a private therapist registered with the BACP.

INFORMATION ABOUT COUNSELLING

Click links below for:

BACP Guide to Types of Therapy

BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling

 

Help and support options both for victims of crime and those in contact with the criminal justice system: 

Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111
An independent charity running the anonymous 0800 555 111 phone number that you can call to pass on information about crime. 

Doing Time
A guide to prison and probation from first arrest through to sentencing, prison life and probation. 

Fearless
Fearless is a 24/7 site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. Fearless also provide you with a safe place to give information to them about crime via an online form - 100% anonymously.

Galop  - 020 7704 2040 
LGBTQ+ anti-violence charity, if you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.   Support LGBTQ people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Prisoners' Families Helpline
0808 808 2003 (freephone)
For advice and support on all aspects of arrest, going to court and prison.


Rape Crisis
Provides frontline specialist, independent and confidential services for women and girls of all ages who've experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives.   Contact to find details of your local centre.

Survivors UK 
Chat online or Message+44 7491 816064 on WhatsApp

Offers a range of support services for male survivors of rape or sexual abuse.  Established for male survivors but also welcomes anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them.

Victim Support
Emotional and practical support for anyone affected by a crime regardless of whether the crime has been reported to the police.

Free, confidential support 24/7, not only for those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time, and for however long you need us.