Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services & resources - listed under this section A are resources supporting the following subject areas:
Abuse, Advocacy, ADHD, Alcohol, Alopecia, Anger, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism.
Click below to find more details.
If you are in imminent danger and need the support of emergency services, please call 999.
If you are too scared to speak or make a noise, the Silent Solution system enables a 999 mobile caller to press 55 when prompted – to inform police they are in a genuine emergency.
Childline - 0800 1111
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help - online, on the phone, anytime. Watch this video to find out more about talking to Childline.
One In Four
One in Four specialise in supporting childhood survivors and current survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, abuse and trauma and raising awareness of this challenging issue. They provide counselling, advocacy, resources (link here) and a helpline
NSPCC Dedicated Support Line ‘Report Abuse in Education’
0800 136 663, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A dedicated NSPCC Helpline 'Report Abuse in Education' for victims of sexual abuse to provide support, advice and onward action including contacting professionals or the police if they wish. The line is open to children, young people and adult victims of sexual abuse and can also provide support to parents and professionals too.
Survivors' Gateway - London
0808 801 0860
The London Survivors' Gateway offers victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 13+ help to access specialist services in London. It provides information on what help is available after rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence and offer support to access these services. They work with anyone aged 13 or above regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, language, ethnicity or immigration status. If you are a survivor and would like to access their service, please complete an online self-referral form.
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.
The Survivors Trust -
Helpline 08088 010 818
The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK.
Find support services in your area in their directory (link here)
Young Women's Service works to create safe and confidential spaces to get support. If you are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing any form of violence against women and girls (VAWG) contact WGN to get support.
What is Advocacy?
Simply put, advocacy is about helping people speak for themselves and getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes; it can help you to stand up for your rights.
An advocate is someone who helps you in this way, helping you to make decisions for yourself.
Mencap support anyone with learning disabilities and although they do not offer an advocacy service if you contact their Learning Disability Helpline we may be able to put you in touch with someone who does.
MIND - Adult Advocacy Services (18+)
Read more about advocacy in mental health and hope it may support you at the MIND website.
NYAS - National Youth Advisory Service - free helpline 0808 808 1001
NYAS champion and support the voices and rights of care experienced children and young people.Provides a wide range of support, advice and information including Helpline.
A charity who provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. POhWER's qualified professional advocates support children and young people in England through a range of services.
They work face to face with children and young people who are receiving treatment on a mental health unit - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Our CAMHS advocacy support is provided within both private and NHS hospitals across the country. Young people can refer themselves to the service or speak to the advocate during a regular drop in.
Voiceability - 0300 303 1660
Voiceability is an independent charity who support people to be heard in decisions about their health, care and wellbeing. They are one of the UK's largest providers of advocacy and involvement services.
ADDISS -020 8952 2800. www.addiss.co.uk
Provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance.
For information about ADHD and to download their guide for parents - click here.
Adfam - 020 7553 7640
Support for people with a family member who takes drugs or alcohol, helping to find local support groups.
Al Anon Family Groups - 020 7403 0888
www.al-anonuk.org.uk.Confidential helpline and support for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking
Al Anon Helpline - 0800 0086 811
Free call, 7 days a week.
Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.
Information and advice.
0300 123 1110
A confidential helpline for anyone concerned about their own or another's drinking. They can help you to locate a local service.
FRANK - 0800 776600 or text phone for hard of hearing to 0800 917 8765
'Honest information about drugs' - Talk to Frank for facts, support and confidential advice on drugs and alcohol.
NACOA - 0800 358 3456
National Association for Children of Alcoholics offers information, advice and support to children of any age of alcohol dependent parents.
Talk About Alcohol
A site that is written and managed by a charity called The Alcohol Education Trust (AET). The talkaboutalcohol.com site is designed to be used by young people in a classroom setting as part of PSHE lessons on alcohol. It is designed mainly for Key stage 3
Support, advice and practical information for anyone affected by alopecia.
Little Princess Trust
Wig requests - 01432 760060
General Enquiries - 01432 352359
The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
Male Survivors Network - Self Help Guide to Anger
Download this handy leaflet using link above to help you understand and manage anger.
To download the Young Minds' Guide to Anger for free - click here. To understand more about your triggers and why you feel angry, click here - it's the first step to figuring out what is causing it, and finding a way to make things better.
The Secret Lives of Men - James Hawes
Author James Hawes is on a mission to help men to develop emotional fitness. Described as a 'toolbox for men', it includes 50 practical tips to build emotional muscles, info' on what other men think and feel and tips on improving relationships. Order from Amazon here.
Anxiety UK - 08444 775 774
Promotes the relief and rehabilitation of persons suffering from agoraphobia and associated anxiety disorders, phobias and conditions.
Anxiety UK have a special section on coping with concerns around Coronavirus here, including a series of webinars.
Anxiety Alliance - 0845 2967877
(10am-10pm daily, local call charge).
Anxiety Alliance is a charity dedicated to helping and supporting those suffering from anxiety. The telephone number can also be accessed overnight for guided relaxation.
Childline - Calmzone
A range of activities and tools including breathing exercises to help you feel better when you're feeling anxious, scared or sad.
Youth Helpline for 13-20 year olds - 0330 606 1174
or call recorded relaxation message for panic – 01952 680835 – 24 hours
Charity providing information, support & care for those who experience anxiety, panic, phobia and OCD.
Qi Gong for Anxiety, Trauma Release and Recovery Video
Easy to follow exercise support video with Qi Gong practitioner Rosemary Biraghi.
Triumph Over Phobia (TOP) UK - 01225 422705
Charity for people with phobias or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Information and support for young people age 16+ – advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, housing and employment.
Find An Apprenticeship
Search and apply for an apprenticeship in England using this link.
Fire It Up National Apprenticeship Service - 08000 150 400
Twitter - @Apprenticeships or @FireItUp_Apps
Find out what you need to do to become an apprentice.
Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Information
Check here to find out about new apprenticeship standards
A leading scientific training provider, CSR support apprenticeships in science and healthcare settings. Read more about their support for apprentices here.
My Big Career
A charity dedicated to providing careers advice and support to young people, from disadvantaged backgrounds. If you are aged 16-21 and would like to speak to someone about your educational or employment pathways such as help creating a good application for an an apprenticeship or creating a CV contact MyBigCareer - simply fill in a form on their website to request help - link here.
Asthma UK - 0300 222 5800
Speak to an asthma expert nurse for free advice or visit the website for information.
If you are worried about Coronavirus - check out the Asthma UK website here.
Ambitious About Autism
National charity for children and young people with autism. Downloadable support resources including Autism Toolkit.
Autism Matters - 18+ age group
Offers a range of support services for autistic adults (18+).
The leading UK research charity on autism with links to useful information such as managing anxiety. They also have a section to support autistic people during the anxiety and uncertainty of coronavirus here.
01923 693 741 email@example.com
A team of independent specialist Behaviour Analysts working to help create better lives for people with autism and/or a learning disability. They work directly with families and services, empowering them to become the specialists.
The service is short-term, with a focus on creating a network of support around each person. They assess, develop and implement support plans, train and empower, and plan to withdraw upon agreement of all stakeholders.
National Autistic Society
0808 800 4104 autism helpline
National charity offering support, advice and information for anyone affected by Autism.
Vlogs, Blogs and Other Resources:
Ellen Jones is an award-winning campaigner who speaks and writes on LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, autism & gender. Vlogs available on her website and YouTube channel including 'Q&A on learning I was autistic at 19'.
Understanding Autism Video