Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services & resources - listed under this section H are resources supporting the following subject areas: Happiness, Hate Crime, Health, Hearing Voices, Homelessness and Homophobia.
Click below to find more details of services supporting these issues.
Inspiring quotes about Happiness:
• Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore, in Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling
Action for Happiness - '50 Ways to Feel Happy' A book by Vanessa King
A book packed with activities and ideas to try with family, friends and on your own to help you build your happiness skills!
The Happy Broadcast
Positive news expressed through art. The Happy Broadcast is also on Instagram and Facebook.
The Happy Place - Fearne Cotton
Podcast series builds on the success of bestseller HAPPY where Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each day. Fearne chats to inspiring individuals who have either made a change in their own lives or who help people every day to find a different way of looking at life.
A hate crime (also known as a bias-motivated crime or bias crime) is a prejudice-motivated crime which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of their membership (or perceived membership) of a certain social group or race.
Met Police - Guidance: What is Hate Crime?
A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference.
It doesn’t always include physical violence. Someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are, is also a crime. The same goes for someone posting abusive or offensive messages about you online.
Call Hate Out - 0808 801 0576 or text 07717 989 025
A confidential 24-hour support service for young people under 18 experiencing or witnessing a Hate Crime. A service provided by Stop Hate UK.
Kick it Out App - Hate Crime Reporting Tool
Report hate crime at football matches using the Kick It Out reporting tool (see App Zone). Available on Google Play and App Store.
Kick It Out - Reporting Line - 0800 169 9414
Confidentially report incidents of discrimination and hate crime within football via the Kick It Out Reporting phone line or website reporting form.
Social Media - How to Report Abuse:
If you witness or experience harassment, bullying or safety concerns on social media you can report the problem on the platforms' reporting system - here are some links to help:
- You Tube
True Vision (Report It)
True Vision has been developed so that you can report hate crimes online - you don't have to visit a police station to report. Downloadable guide for those affected by hate crime - click here.
See also the App Zone for NHS Go and Student Health App information.
Information and support about acne from the British Association of Dermatologists - causes, treatments and how to prevent scarring.
Anxiety UK -
Health Anxiety Fact Sheet
Download this free fact sheet to help manage health anxiety.
Asthma UK - 0300 222 5800
Speak to an asthma expert nurse for free advice or visit the website for information.
Baggy Trousers - "Have the Guts to Check Your Nuts"
A charity who raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer, actively promoting the benefits of early detection and encouraging men to visit their GP if they detect any of the signs or symptoms.
Link here showing you how to 'check your nuts' -
The Brain Charity
The Brain Charity offers support and practical information for anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends, and carers. Neurological conditions include stroke, brain injury, dementia, cluster headaches, and many rarer ones too. Based in Liverpool offering local support services and able to offer information nationally.
The Brain and Spine Foundation 0808 808 1000
The Brain & Spine Foundation provides support and quality information to people affected by brain and spine conditions, in order to reduce anxiety and help inform their choices.
Childline - Visiting Your GP
Advice about visiting your doctor, with all of your questions answered.
Crohn's & Colitis UK
Crohn’s Disease is one of the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The other main form of IBD is a condition known as Ulcerative Colitis. This organisation offers information and support for anyone affected by Crohn's or Colitis.
Diabetes UK -0345 123 2399
Information and advice about all aspects of living with diabetes.
It can be difficult to talk about mental health and especially hard to talk to people or ask for help. Doc Ready have put together tools that may help you prepare for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your (mental) health covering everything including your rights and confidentiality.
Health for Teens
Advice and information on all aspects of teen health.
Hounslow's ChatHealth Team
If you are worried about any aspect of your health, feeling stressed about anything text 07507 333176 and a member of the NHS school nursing team will come back to you within 24 hours from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Health advice for parents, kids and teens.
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.
Mens' Health Forum
Access to free, fast advice for men about health issues.
Migraine Trust UK - 0808 802 0066
UK charity offering information and support for anyone affected by migraine headaches.
MS Society - 0808 800 8000
Emotional support and information to anyone living with MS including helplines and newletter. Helpline open Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm except bank holidays. They also have a confidential email service: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHS 111 - Call 111
If you have communication difficulties call 18001 111 on a textphone or use the NHS 111 BSL interpreter if you are deaf.
NHS 111 can help you if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NHS Go gives young people access to clinically-approved medical information, tailored to them.
The NHS Go website and the NHS Go app provide a confidential, health advice and information service for 16-25 year olds. Find services near you, test your general health knowledge and read up on all the latest and most important in healthcare.
Information and advice for Hounslow Borough, UK.
OMS - OvercomingMS.org
Overcoming MS (OMS) educates, supports and empowers people with MS in evidence-based lifestyle and medication choices that improve health outcomes. Link here to a range of support resources.
Support for teenagers with a parent who has cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Get support from TCT whether you have cancer, you’re worried about cancer or someone you know has been given a cancer diagnosis.
Childline - 0800 1111
If you are hearing voices or have any other unusual sensory experiences which are concerning you, talking to someone can really help.
Hearing Voices Network
Resources, information, training and support.
Nightstop provides emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless people age 16-25 who are facing a night on the streets or sleeping in an unsafe place.
Runaway Helpline - Free Call/text on 116000.
Support and advice for anyone who has run away from home.
Streetlink - London Region
Streetlink - National
Connects rough sleepers to local support services - if you are rough sleeping or if you are concerned about someone over the age of 18 sleeping rough in London, send an alert to StreetLink.
If you believe that the person you are concerned about is under 18, or is in immediate danger, please call 999.
The Albert Kennedy Trust
Support for LGBTQ+ people facing homelessness.
London Borough of Hounslow Services:
Homelessness - 020 8583 3942 or out of hours emergency 020 8583 2222
Contact this number if you are homeless or at risk of homelessness in London Borough of Hounslow. If you are at risk of becoming homeless, the council has a duty under the Homelessness Reduction Act to offer advice and support to try to prevent you from becoming homeless. This can be by helping you to stay in your current home, or if this is not possible, helping to you to find somewhere else to live.
FvH is an international initiative that exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation gender identity and expression at all levels of football.