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POhWER - Mental Health Advocacy

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation, providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. POhWER was set up in 1996 by service users who, tired of others making assumptions about their capabilities and views, wanted equal access to information and a voice of their own.

Samaritans is available 24hrs a day to provide confidential emotional support to people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Benefit from a parents' helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.

Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support, helping over a million people every year of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships.

Free confidential drugs information and advice, available 24 hours a day.

A charity which works to improve relationships for families with their children.  Issues addressed include family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying, risky teenage behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and their children.  Services include a 24 hour helpline, online advice, live chat, befriending, and parenting/relationship support groups. Most services are accessible at no charge.

AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help each other to recover from alcoholism.

Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers a free helpline and intervention service for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.  

Barnardo’s vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. Services include counselling, fostering and adoption, disability and coping with domestic violence.

Gingerbread is an organisation for Lone Parent Families. It provides help for millions of lone parents and their children throughout England and Wales. Benefit from a lone parent helpline, and groups for lone parents.

CPAG works to understand what causes poverty, the impact it has on children's lives and how it can be solved for good.  CPAG also provides accurate information, training and advice to the people who work with hard-up families, to make sure they get the financial support they need.

The damage caused by child abuse doesn’t always end in childhood. NAPAC offer support to adult survivors and training for those who support them.

This organisation collates and publishes international research on fatherhood. It helps shape national and local policies to ensure a father-inclusive approach to family policy. It is the UK’s leading provider of training, consultancy and publications.

Practical Parenting Tips

A resource for parents and professionals wanting tips and support on child behaviour, development and family relationships.

For impartial, confidential advice and support on autism for anyone affected by, or researching autism.

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