Tel :01691 682 124


Email :counsellor@fsmail.net


Located midway between Shrewsbury. Welshpool. Oswestry.


USEFUL CONTACTS - Help and Counselling Resource

While we would always recommend that you use a personal counsellor or life coach offering a service tailored to your individual needs, or that you take professional medical advice, you may also find the following information useful as a first step to finding a solution to your problems.

Although usually free at first response, some of these organisations attract a fee for ongoing services. When using the services of a charitable organisation please try to make a contribution if you are financially able so to do. When contacting organisations you should note that telephone lines may not be open 24/7 and it is probably best to call between 10 am and 4pm on weekdays whenever possible.

In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland other numbers and websites may also apply but the ones shown will usually furnish a way into the service you want. To save space we do not include postal addresses as these are usually available on the website.

We list these organisations in good faith but this should not be taken as a recommendation of any particular service provider, and we can take no responsibility for the advice given or content of the site.
Further details are usually available from your local council, Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Doctor, Occupational Health Department at your workplace, National Health Service, Yellow Pages, Public Library, Faith organisation, etc.


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Below you will find a host of useful numbers and web addresses

CONTACT LIST

Absolute Discretion Counselling Therapy


Tel : 01691 682 124
E-mail : counsellor@fsmail.net
Web : www.absolutediscretion.net

Abduction

See Child Abduction below

Abortion

-see pregnancy and sex below

Abuse

(see also Domestic Violence & Abductions below) Action on elder abuse 08088088141 www.elderabuse.org.uk
Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse National Association of People Abused in Childhood www.nacac.org.uk
Breaking Free. - support for women survivors of child sexual abuse 02086483500
MOSAC supporting non-abusing parents of sexually abused children helpline 08009801958 www.familycrisiscentre.co.uk
Internet Watch Foundation to report illegal and abuse on sites www.iwf.org.uk
MALE Men's advice line and enquiries 08450646800 www.mensadviceline.org
National Association for People Abused in Childhood 08000853330
National Voice - dealing with abuse www.nationalvoice.org
National Women's Aid 08457023468
Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre 08451221331 www.rasac.org.uk
Refuge service for wmen/children experiencing domestic violence. 24 hour helpline 08705995443 www.refuge.org.uk
Rights of Women Sexual Violence Legal Advice Line 02072518887
Stopitnow 08081000900 www.stopitnow.org.uk
Survive Abuse Counselling 01270253179
Survivorsuk.org for those affected by male sexual abuse 8451221201 www.survivorsuk.org
See also the Tulip group and Stop it Now below
Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse www.nacac.org.uk
If you suspect someone may be abusing a child call in complete confidence Stopitnow above or National Child Protection helpline below
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html
Womensaid Helpline for women experiencing physical, emotional and sexual Violence 080820000247 or 08457023468 www.womensaid.org.uk for handbook www.womensaid.org.uk/survivors_handbook

Acne

www.acneassasin.com
www.acneinfo.co.uk

Addictions

- see separate entries too e.g. alcohol , co-dependency , eating disorders, etc.
Action on Addiction 08451264130 www.actiononaddiction.org.uk
Addiction Network - Extensive information on alcoholism and other addictions www.addictionnetwork.co.uk
Addicted to prescribed mind altering drugs 01519320102 www.citawithdrawal.org.uk Tranquilizer withdrawal First Steps to Freedom 08451202916 www.first-steps.org Breaking free from addictions www.thesite.org UK Drug Rehab: Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment, Therapy, Counselling and Help.www.uk-rehab.com

US Drug and Alcohol Rehab Helpline 866 368 1608
Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline 08006335588

Adoption

British Agencies for Adoption & Fostering 02075932000
British Association for Adoption and Fostering 0207421260011 www.baaf.org.uk
After Adoption - Help, support and advice for parents, relatives and children facing concerns around and post adoption. 0800056578 www.afteradoption.org.uk and for Birth Ties 08008402020 www.birth-ties.org.uk

Advice

Avoiding scams - For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk

Age

Age Concern 0800009966 www.ace.org.uk and for Wales02920413555 www.accymru.org.uk
The Centre for Intergenerational Practice - Charity promoting social change through intergenerational cooperation - Links to Directory of supporting organisations www.ccip.org.uk/Libraries/Local/949/Docs/CIP%20Intergenerational%20Directory%20January%202010.pdf

Agriculture

- see Farming and Rural below

Alcohol and alcholics

Addiction Network www.addictionnetwork.co.uk
ADFAM families, drugs and alcohol 02079288898 www.adfam.org.uk
Alcoholics Anonymous 08457697555 www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Al-Anon Family Groups help those affected by other's drinking www.al-anonuk.org
ADDACTION helping those with drink or drug problems www.addaction.org.uk
Princess Royal Trust for Carers 02074807788 www.carers.org
Drinkline 08009178282
Al-con - support for friends and family of alcoholics 02074030888 Alcohol Concern 02074889213 www.alcoholconcern.org.uk Drink aware www.drinkaware.co.uk
UK Drug Rehab: Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment, Therapy, Counselling and Help.www.uk-rehab.com
US Drug and Alcohol Rehab Helpline 866 368 1608
Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline 08006335588
Wrecked - NHS site providing basic advice for teenagers. www.wrecked.co.uk
alcohol calculator www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Alcoholcalculator.aspx
recommended safe limit www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23069189/
12 Step Treatment www.12steptreatmentcentres.com
see also Babies, and Co-dependency below.

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Society help and support for suffers and carers 02073060606 www.alzheimers.org.uk Dementia Relief Trust help/ support for suffers and carers 02078747210 www.dementia-voice.org.uk www.patient.co.uk/leaflets/dementia-relief-trust.htm Also see www.fordementia.org.uk and www.DementiaLink.org

Animals

RSPCA cruelty line 08705555999
Dog Training www.4-legs-good.co.uk
See also Pets, below.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

NASS - National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society www.nass.co.uk/NASS/en/loose-leaf-pages/resources-for-health-professionals-2/

Anorexia

Eating Disorders Association Adult Helpline 08456341414 Youth Helpline 08456347650 www.edauk.com see also phobias and Body Dysmorphia below

Anxiety and panic attacks

Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma -information www.psychology.iop.kcl.ac
First Steps to Freedom 08451202916 www.first-steps.org
National Phobics Society support and help 08707700456 www.phobics-society.org.uk or www.anxietyuk.org.uk
No More Panic - Self Help NHS Book Resource on anxiety etc. www.nomorepanic.co.uk
Help to Handle Anxiety www.anxietycure.org
SANE www.sane.org.uk and www.nopanic.org.uk
see also Panic and phobias below

Asian

Asian Family Counselling Service 02085713933 Asian People's Disability Alliance
and see Muslims below

Asylum

Asylum - claiming asylum Community Legal Service 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk

Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD

Articles and information and links to ADHD-related websites. www.addresources.org

Autism

Autism Helpline 08706008585 / 08450704004 www.autism.org.uk
National Autistics Society www.nas.org.uk/
Mencap www.mencap.uk/families

Babies

Birth Trauma Association for women who have suffered traumatic birthing www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk
-Help for parents of babies who won't stop crying Cry-sis Helpline 02074045011 www.cry-sis.org.uk
-Association of Post Natal Illness 02073860868 www.apni.org.uk
National Association for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome information and family support. 08700333700 www.nofas-uk.org/
TAMPA - twins and multiple births association 08001381519 www.tampa,org.uk
- see also Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths below

Bankruptcy

Debt Advice Foundation - should be your first port of call when in debt. FREE. helpline 0800 043 40 50 www.debtadvicefoundation.org
Bankruptcy Advice Centre 01293459798
Consumer Credit Counselling Service. free advice and help www.cccs.co.uk 0800 138 1111
See also debt below www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Bereavement

Baby - loss of a baby Foundation for the study of infant deaths helpline 02072332090 www.fsid.org.uk
- see also above, Babies for birth trauma
Bereavement Advice Centre - helpline re all aspects; death registering, funeral director, probate, benefits and tax queries, etc. 08006349494
Breathing Space Scotland - helpline advisors to give advice and information or just to listen. 0800838587 (this line is only available 6pm to 2am)
BUPA Bereavement Q & A (practical information)
hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/qanda/bereavement_qanda.html
and BUPA factsheet hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/bereavement.html
Child Bereavement helpline 01494446648 www.childbereavement.org.uk
- see also Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths below.
Compassionate Friends - helpline for parents and friends of the bereaved, manned by bereaved parents 08451232304 www.tcf.org.uk
Coping with Bereavement audio cassette £15.00 Royal College of Psychiatrists 02072352351 X 146
Cruse Bereavement Care - counselling, support, information and advice helpline 08444779400 www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
(for Wales 02920886913) ( for Scotland 01738444178) www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Cruise for young persons RD4U helpline 08088081677 www.rd4u.org.uk
Loss of a child Compassionate Friends helpline 08451232304 www.tcf.org.uk
Bereavement- children www.babyloss.com
Into the Arms of Angels www.intothearmsofangels.com
Information sheet www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/problems/bereavement
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society helpline and support 02074365881 www.sands.org
Widows and Women who have lost Partners -National Association of Widows helpline, support, listening 08458382261 www.widow.uk.net or www.nawidows.org.uk
Widows under 50. - The Way Foundation 08700113450 www.wayfoundation.org.uk
Bereaved by Suicide 01252661002 www.bereavedbysuicide.org
And The Compassionate Friend 08451232304 www.tcf.org.uk
See also Death, and Suicide below

Bibliotherapy

For self-help books go to the Helpful Books section of our site.
Patient UK - very comprehensive list of books recommended by GP's and Nurses. www.patient.co.uk/books.asp

Bipolar

Bipolar - see under depression below

Birth Ties

Supporting birth parents and families over adoption. 08008402020 www.birth-ties.org.uk
see also adoption above

Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma - see above, Babies

Black Women

Black Women's Rape Action Project 02074822496 www.womenagainstrape.net

Blood

Blood - National Blood Service 08457711711 www.blood.co.uk - see also organ donor below

Boarding Schools

and ex boarders www.boardingconcern.org.uk

Body Dysmorphia Disorder

The Body Dysmorphia Foundation www.thebddfoundation.org Obsessive Compulsive Disorder www.ocdaction.org 02072535272 Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma www.psychology.iop.klc.ac For a self body image assessment test www.the-philosopher.co.uk/humaes See also OCD below

Body Image

Body Image - see Body Dysmorphia Disorder above

Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD)

www.borderlinepersonalitytoday.com Borderline UK user-led network www.borderlineuk.co.uk BDP World www.bdpworld.org British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists 08704435252 British Association of Sex and Relationship Therapists 02085432707

Brain and Head Injuries/Trauma

Headway - the Brain Injury Association. Helpline 08008002244 www.headway.org.uk
The Brain Injury Resource Centre. A US site but with helpful info and links.www.headinjury.com

Brook Advisory Centres

free confidential sexual health advice for under 25s. 080088021234 ,www.brook.org.uk

Bulimia

The Eating Disorders Association Adult helpline 08456341414 Youth helpline 08456347650 www.edauk.com See also Phobias below and Body Dysmorphia above

Bullying

Andrea Adams Trust helpline 01273704900 www.andreaadamstrust.org
Bully-Off www.bully-off.co.uk
Mind - website on bullying www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/bullying_at_work
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Useful website www.cipd.co.uk/subjects/dvsequl/harassmt/harrass.htm

Bullying of Children

Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk
Lighthouse www.lighthouse.tv
Bullying Online Help and advice for parents & pupils in dealing with school bullying.www.bullying.co.uk

Cafcass

Putting children first in family courts. www.cafcass.gov.uk

Cancer

Haven Trust providing welcoming and friendly support centres for people affected by breast cancer. www.thehaventrust.org.uk - helpline: 0870 727 2273
Macmillan Cancer Support -free financial guides www.be.macmillan.org.uk Tel – 020 7840 4921 Omagh Independent Advice Services- helping sufferers and families with finance.www.dealingwithcancer.co.uk – 028 8224 3252

Care and Carers

Careline - Counselling for Everyone 08451228622 or 02085141177 Carers Line advice to carers 08088087777 www.carers.uk.org
Carers - allowance www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
Carers of people with mental health problems free information/ leaflets www.partnersincare.co.uk
Carers Information A Staffordshire site with information links for everonewww.carersinformation.org.uk/links.ihtml
Princess Royal Trust for Carers 02074807788 www.carers.org
For the Distressed and Carers www.livinglifetothefull.com

Charity Lists

www.charity-commision.gov.uk

Child Abduction

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre http://www.Ceop.police.uk
Parents and Abducted Children Together http://www.Pact-online.org
Missing Kids profiles http://www.Missingkids.co.uk
Reunite dealing with cross-border abductions http://www.Reunite.org
Missing People http://www.Missingpeople.org

Children

see also under child abduction, young people, kids, and parents sections
Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit 08453021474 and 08453003900 www.hmrc.gov.uk/childbenefit Children Action for Children (was called National Children's Home ) 03001232112 www.actionforchildren.org.uk
or www.nchafc.org.uk
Child Contact Centres - helpline 08454500280 - Shropshire area 01743718052 www.naccc.org.uk/
Children's Commissioner for Wales 08088011000 www.childcomwales.org.uk
Childhood - Adult survivors of Childhood Abuse - see co- dependency below
Childcare Link www.childcarelink.gov.uk
Childline 08001111 www.childline.org.uk
Children's counselling online (11 year old and upward to age 25) Kooth is a commercial organisation providing online counselling on behalf of some health authorities in the north west, midlands and Wales. www.kooth.com/
Emergency Childcare 08456767699 www.emergencychildcare.co.uk
The Hideout - for children/young people suffering abuse www.thehideout.org.uk
National Childminder' Association www.nema.org.uk
Netmums - for mothers with children - all kinds of interactive help, advice, info. www.netmums.com
Children and Young People with Disabilities - www.special-mates.co.uk
One Parent Families www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk
Parentline http://www.parentlineplus.org.uk/
The Place 2be supporting children's emotional wellbeing in schools www.theplace2be.org.uk
See also Bullying above and supportline below
See Bereavement above for support and help for bereaved parents
Children and Divorce www.practicalparenting.com
See also National Association of Child Contact Centres, and Resolution below.
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

Children and Family Courts

cafcass - putting children first in family courts. 01618305701 (Manchester) www.cafcass.gov.uk advice and information.

Child Maintenance Options

information/advice on CSA or private arrangements 08009880988 www.cmoptions.org Community Legal Services 08453454345 www.legalservices.gov.uk/

Civil Partnerships

Website with information on many aspects of the subject www.shropshire.gov.uk/registrar.nsf/open/1E101C1D426D181A8025707E004755A9
For counselling on all kinds of relationship problems consult a trained counsellor such as Absolute Discretion
See also Marriage below.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

www.drmyhill.co.uk?cfs_book.pdf

Co-dependency.

(for those in co-dependent relationships with addicts) Codependents Anonymous www.coda.uk.org About codependency www.echo.me.uk/codependency2.htm National Association of People Abused in Childhood www.napac.org.uk/survivors/support/groups/detail.asp?id=628 see also alcoholics section etc.

Community Legal Services

Community Legal Services 08453454345 www.legalservices.gov.uk/

Compassionate Friends

- see above Bereavement

Computers and the Net

Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html
Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre http://www.Ceop.police.uk

Consumers

Consumer Credit Counselling Service. free advice and help www.cccs.co.uk 0800 138 1111
Consumers - Consumer Direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk

Contraception

Contraception - see below Brook Advisory centres and Family Planning

Cot Death

Cot Death - see Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths below and bereavement above

Crime

Crimestoppers 0800555111 see Victim Support below Breaking free from crime www.thesite.org
Scams.For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk
UNLOCK National Association of Ex-offenders - support, help, information 01643247350 www.unlock.org.uk
www.prisonreform.org/
See also Prisoners below.

Crisis Point

see Rape below

Death information

Death information including inquests www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm Bereavement Advice Centre - practical advice on dealing with probate, tax, benefits, etc. Helpline 08006349494 www.bereavementadvice.org The Bereavement Register - service to stop mail to deceased persons 08706007222 www.thebereavementregister.co.uk
BUPA Bereavement Q & A (practical information) hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/qanda/bereavement_qanda.html
And BUPA factsheet hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/bereavement.html
National Association of Funeral Directors 08452301343 www.nafd.org.uk
National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors 08452306777 www.saif.org.uk
Overseas Deaths General Register Office 08456037788 www.ips.gov.uk/gro
What to do after death booklet www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/dwp/2006/d49_april06.pdf
See also bereavement above, child benefit and child tax credits above. See organ donor, Pension Tracing Service and probate below

Debt

See also Money below and bankruptcy above
Debt Advice Foundation - should be your first port of call when in debt. FREE. helpline 0800 043 40 50 www.debtadvicefoundation.org
Financial Recovery Solutions - To help recover when mis-sold protection policies by your bank. 08006127922 (private company) www.financialrecoverysolutions.co.uk/
National Debt line 0808808400 www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
Legal Services Commission leaflets 08453000343 www.clsdirect.org.uk
www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyandTaxandBenefits/ManagingDebt/index.htm
CCCS debt charity with online counselling www.cccs.co.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/life/debt.htm
See also Bereavement above

Dementia

Admiral Nursing - working with people with dementia and their carers. www.fordementia.org.uk
See also Alzheimer below

Depression

www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_tips.htm
Aware (Northern Ireland only) 00353190303302 www.aware.ie/
Depression Alliance information and support 08451232320 www.depressionalliance.org/
Depression UK www.depressionuk.org
Journeys Online -Help groups across Wales and Oswstry. 02920692891 www.journeysonline.org.uk
Lift Depression www.lift-depression.com
Pendulum www.pendulum.org
www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/mentalhealthproblems/depression
Teenage depression www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen.htm
Association for Postnatal depression 020 7386 0868 www.apni.org
Bipolar Organisation MDF 08456340540 www.mdf.org.uk/
MDF Cymru 08456340080 www.mfdwales.org.uk/
Manic Depression - see below
MIND information/literature 02085192122 www.mind.org.uk
Post natal depression - see below Premenstrual Syndrome - see below Princess Royal Trust support for carers 02074807788 www.carers.org.uk
Skills games education etc. www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

Directories

Charity Commission www.charity-commission.gov.org
British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists - www.bacp.co.uk/information/
Overcoming - full directory www.overcoming.co.uk/directory
The Survivors Trust www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Siari www.siari.co.uk

Disability

Disability Alliance www.disabilityalliance.org/
Asian People's Disability Alliance www.apda.org.uk
Disabled Person's Rights Community Legal Services leaflets 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk
www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
Disabled into Work The Shaw Trust charity 01225716300 www.shaw-trust.org.uk
Disability organisations and help directory-national and local www.shropshire-disability.net/category/useful-organisations/

Divorce/ Separation

Child Contact Centres - helpline 08454500280 - Shropshire area 01743718052 www.naccc.org.uk/
Community Legal Services Commission leaflets 08453454345 Community Legal Services 08453454345 www.legalservices.gov.uk/
Practical Parenting www.practicalparenting.com
Divorce Aid (Christian organisation) 0207371143 www.marriagecare.org.uk
www.divorceinfo.com/judithwallerstein
Resolution - solicitor's organisation offering mediation www.resolution.org.uk
www.separateddads.co.uk
Wikidivorce - comercial site with useful information www.wikidivorce.com
Advice and information for the recently separated www.recentlyseparated.co.uk/aboutoursite.html

Domestic Violence

(see also abuse, above) Everyman Project counselling men who want to stop violent and abusive behaviour 02072638884 www.everymanproject.co.uk
Tulip. (where there are children in family) 01516376363
Lifeline domestic violence counselling 01925418430
National Domestic Violence Helpline 08082000247 & 02890331818 www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
The Mankind Initiative help for men suffering domestic abuse 08707944124 www.mankind.org.uk
Refuge. helpline for women/children escaping violence 08082000247 www.refuge.org.uk
Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline 08088010800
Domestic Violence Data Source www.domesticviolencedata.org
Domestic Violence: a manual for health care professionals www.doh.gov.uk/domestic.htm
White Ribbon Campaign - working to stop men's violence to women 01422844675 www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk
Women's Aid works against domestic violence to women/children 08457023468 www.womensaid.org.uk
See also Broken Rainbow and CAFCASS above; Shelter and Muslim women's helpline, and Jewish women's aid below
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

Drugs use/abuse

ADFAM families, drugs and alcohol 02079288898 and 02075537640 www.adfam.org.uk
ADDACTION helping those with drugs problems www.addaction.org.uk
Drugscope - information on drugs use and FAQ www.drugscope.org.uk
Narcotics Anonymous Helpline 02077300009 www.ukna.org
National Association of Children of Alcoholics Helpline 08003583456 www.nacoa.org.uk
National Drugs Helpline 0800776600 www.talktofrank.com
Parents Against Drug Abuse - helpline 08457023867 www.pada.org.uk/
Release - sevics for heroin uses & carers 02077295255 www.release.org.uk
Solvent helpline Re-solv 01785810762 www.re-solv.org
Talk To Frank - confidential drugs information/help 0800776600 www.talktofrank.co.uk
UK Drug Rehab: Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment, Therapy, Counselling and Help.www.uk-rehab.com
Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline - counselling and advice 0800132737
See also alcohol, and co-dependency above
QUIT . Stop smoking, helpline, advice and email counselling www.quit.org.uk
The Blenheim Project - leaflets etc. on how to stop. 02098605599 www.theblenheimproject.org/

Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

British Dyslexia Association http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/information-and-activities.html
www.dyslexihelp.co.uk
Useful Websites http://www.mydr.com.au/kids-teens-health/dyslexia-in-children and http://www.inpp.org.uk/learning_difficulties/dyscalculia.php

Emergency Childcare - see children above.

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities Community Legal Services leaflets 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Association Adults 08456341414., Young People 08456347650 www.edauk.com BEAT www.b-eat.co.uk/ National Eating Disorders Association. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ Medline Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eatingdisorders.html
Overeaters Anonymous - a religious-based help program for overeaters www.oagb.org.uk
Eating Disorder Hope promotes ending eating disordered behavior. www.eatingdisorderhope.com
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center www.edreferral.com
Men Get Eating Disorders Too www.mengetedstoo.co.uk
Recovery Connections - US site with useful information http://www.recoveryconnection.org/common-eating-disorders/

Employment

Problems and Tribunals 0845859775 Employment Legal Services Commission 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk
Employment scams. For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk

Ex-Offenders

UNLOCK National Association of Ex-offenders - support, help, information 01643247350 www.unlock.org.uk
See also prisoners below

Ex Service Men and Women

SSAFA - Soldiers, sailors, airmen and families association www.ssafa.org.uk
VIPA - ex-servicemen in prison www.veteransinprison.org.uk
-see Service Personnel below

Family

Family Crisis Line 01483722533 Family Mediation (access to children) 01179042825 & 01392271610 Families need Fathers 08707607496 www.fnf.orfg.uk
Leaflets from Community Legal Service 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk
Family Mediation Helpline www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk/find-service.php
National Family Mediation - help to couples in process of separation. 02074858809 or 03004000636 www.nfm.org.uk
Children and Family Courts cafcass - putting children first in family courts www.cafcass.gov.uk information.
Family Planning Brook Advisory Centres 08000185023 www.brookadvisorycentres.org.uk Family Planning Association 08451228690 www.fpa.org.uk See also Sexual health helpline below and Sexwise below 42nd Street Information and Help for young people in Manchester area helpline 01618320170 www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk
Homestart UK information and practical support for parents of under fives. 01162339955 www.homestart.org.uk

Fathers

Families Need Fathers - supporting parents. www.fnf.org.uk
Fathers Direct - supporting families 08456341328 www.fathersdirect.com
Raising Kids Easy help and advice website for parents/kids www.raisingkids.co.uk
Separated Dads - information www.separateddads.co.uk

Financial Recovery Solutions

- To help recover when mis-sold protection policies by your bank. 08006127922 (private company) www.financialrecoverysolutions.co.uk/

Forced Marriage

Karma Nirvana .Organisation operated by survivors of forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence. www.karmanirvana.org.uk . 08005999247
See also Child Abduction above

Fostering

(see Adoption above and Infertility below)

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

- support and helpline 02072332090 www.fsid.org.uk/bereaved

Farming and Rural

Farm Crisis Network pastoral and practical support www.farmcrisisnetwork.org.uk/ 0845 367 9990 Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute www.rabi.org.uk/ 01865 727888.
Vetlife. - information and mental health helpline www.vetlife.org.uk . (0)7659 811118.
See also Rural below

Gambling

Gambling Addiction Gamblers Anonymous 02073843040 www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk See also co-dependency above

Gay and Lesbian Issues

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard 02708377324 Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 01454852418 Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual www.pinkpractice.co.uk
Broken Rainbow (abuse at home etc) 08452604460
LGBT Consortium providing support/information to parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning people. www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/
see also www.fflag.org.uk/
Pink Parents promotes equality/diversity for lesbian, gay and bisexual couples and their children www.pinkparents.org.uk www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

G.P.s

List of G.P.s in England www.nhs.uk/ServicesDirectories List of G.P.s in Wales www.wales.nhs.uk
See also health below

GUM Genito-Urinary Medical Clinics

GUM Clinics Shropshire 01743 261059

Head Injury


See Brain Injury above.

Health

commercial directory of health providers www.patient.co.uk/find_me.asp
How to find if your health providor is registered/qualified
Doctors - BMA http://www.bma.org.uk/patients_public/checkingdocreg.jsp
Dentists - General Dental Council http://www.gdc-uk.org/General+public/
Miracle cures. For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk
See also Sexual Health below

Help

Invaluable list of helpful sites www.moneymadeclear.org.uk/help/useful_links.html#debt_help

Help avoid scams. For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

HIV AIDS

Information and advice on HIV/AIDS 01403210202 www.avert.org.uk
Aids 24 hour helpline 0800567123
help and support - Shropshire Buddies and Body Positive www.sbuddiesandbp.org/pages/testing.htm
Young peoples drop-in sexual health shropshire 01743 357291 or 283382
SAFE Sexual Advice for Everyone Shropshire 01743 283382
Genito-Urinary Medical Clinics GUM Clinics Shropshire 01743 261059
Sexwise 0800 28 29 30
See also Sexual Health below

Homestart

Homestart information and practical support for parents of under 5's 01162339955 www.homestart.org.uk/

Homelessness and Housing

Shelter www.shelter.org.uk 0808 800 4444
Buying/Renting Homes at risk Community Legal Service 8453454345 www.clsdirct.org.uk www.direct.gov.uk/en/index/htm

Human Rights Act

Community Legal Service leaflets 0845 3454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk

Huntington's Disease

NHS information www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/encyclopaedia/h/article/huntingtondisease/
Huntington's Disease Association 01512983298 www.hda.org.uk
Huntington's Disease Support Club www.thehdsc.org
Royal College of Psychiatrists. - information www.rspsych.ac.uk

Immigration

Immigration and Nationality Community Legal Services leaflets 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk

Infertility.

British Infertility Counselling Association www.bica.net
British Association of Adoption and Fostering. 020742126001 www.baaf.org.uk
Donor Conception Network 02082454369 www.donor-conception-network.org
Endometriosis UK 0808808227 www.endometriosis-uk.org
Human Fertilization & Embryology Authority 02072918200 www.hfea.gov.uk
Infertility Network 08701188088 www.infertilitynetworkuk.com
National Childbirth Trust 08701128890 www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com
Shropshire IVF www.shropshireivf.nhs.uk
Shropshire and Mid-Wales Fertility Centre Support Group co-ordinator 01743261202 www.sath.nhs.uk
See also Sexual Health below

Incontinence

Education and Resource for Improving Childhood Continence 08453708008 www.eric.org.uk

Intergenerational Issues

The Centre for Intergenerational Practice - Charity promoting social change through intergenerational cooperation - Links to Directory of supporting organisations www.ccip.org.uk/Libraries/Local/949/Docs/CIP%20Intergenerational%20Directory%20January%202010.pdf

Internet

Internet Watch Foundation reporting illegal and abuse content of sites www.iwf.org.uk
The Parent Organisation www.theparentorganisation.com
Website tracing www.sitdossier.com
Internet scams. For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

Jewish Matters

Jewish Marriage Council support for Jewish individuals, couples and families www.jmc-uk.org
Jewish women's aid for those suffering abuse 0800591203 www.jwa.org.uk

Jobs

Jobcentre www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
Job Scams. For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk

Karma Nirvana

Organisation operated by survivors of forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence. www.karmanirvana.org.uk . 08005999247

Kids


See also Child Abduction above
Kidscape literature for those concerned by bullying www.kidscape.org.uk
Children's counselling online (11 year old and upward to age 25) Kooth is a commercial organisation providing online counselling on behalf of some health authorities in the north west, midlands and Wales. www.kooth.com/
Parentline http://www.parentlineplus.org.uk/
Kooth.com Children's counselling online (11 year old and upward to age 25) Kooth is a commercial organisation providing online counselling on behalf of some health authorities in the north west, midlands and Wales. www.kooth.com/
See children above.
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

Law

ADVICENOW links to information, law and your rights www.advicenow.org.uk
Cafcass - putting children first in family courts. www.cafcass.gov.uk
Community Legal Services 08453454345 www.legalservices.gov.uk/

Legal Women's Legal Advice Line 02072516577

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

02708377324
(see also Gay and … above)
Parents families and friends of lesbians and gays www.pflag.org

Lone Parents

Lone Parents Helpline 08000185026 Gingerbread www.gingerbread.org.uk Parent Line Plus for step families 080880002222 www.parentlineplus.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support

support & free financial guides www.be.macmillan.org.uk – 020 7840 4921

Mail

To check & prevent unwanted mail - www.dma.org.uk
See also phone below.

Male

- Coalition on Men and Boys - information/advice www.comab.org.uk/ or www.themenscoalition.org.uk
MALE helpline for male victims of domestic violence 08088010327 or 08450646800 www.mensadviceline.org.uk
www.fatherhoodinstitute.org
Male Health www.malehealth.co.uk
Everyman Project counselling for men who want to stop violent and abusive behaviour 02072638884 www.everymanproject.co.uk
Respect phoneline giving information for men wishing to stop violent/abusive behaviour 08451228609
Victim Support Male Helpline help for male victims of sexual abuse and crime 08003283623 www.victimsupportbirmingham-c-w.org

Manic Depression

Fellowship support and information 08456340540 www.mdf.org.uk

Marriage Counselling

Absolute Discretion Marriage Counselling - see contact details on this site.
Marriage Care UK Christian counselling service - 02073711341, Helpline: 0845 660 6000 www.marriagecare.org.uk
See also Civil Partnerships above

M.E. Myalgic Encophalomyeltis

- Action for M.E. 08451232380 www.afme.org.uk

Mediation

- see family mediation above
Parentline Plus 0800 800 2222 www.parentlineplus.org.uk

Medical and Health Charities List

www.help.co.uk?medical_health_charities.html/page

Medical Records

- www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Men

Mens' Advice Line - for men experiencing domestic abuse. 08008010327 www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Men's Sex Health website http://www.menssexhealth.com/
Planned parenthood for men http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/men-4285.htm
See also Abuse, Domestic Violence and Male above.

MENCAP

www.mencap.uk

Mental Health

- Mental Health helpline for wales 0800132737
Mad not Bad - it's ok to talk about mental health
www.madnotbad.co.uk
- see also Manic Depression above, also, MIND, Partners in Care, SANE, Young Minds and Rethink Advice Line below.

MIND

information line 08457660163 and 03001233393 www.mind.org.uk

Missing Persons

- Message Home 0800700740 www.missingpeople.org.uk/areyoumissing/message-home
See also Child Abduction above

Money

Money Made Clear. Invaluable list of helpful sites www.moneymadeclear.org.uk/help/useful_links.html#debt_help
Debt Advice Foundation - should be your first port of call when in debt. FREE. helpline 0800 043 40 50 www.debtadvicefoundation.org
Financial Recovery Solutions - To help recover when mis-sold protection policies by your bank. 08006127922 (private company) www.financialrecoverysolutions.co.uk/
Lost Bank Accounts www.mylostaccount.org.uk/index.htm
Scams. For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk
Say No to 8070 - Web information to help avoid premium charged help lines. www.saynoto8070.com
See also Debt above. See National Debt Line below
Bankruptcy Advice Centre 01293459798

Mortgage debts

Consumer Credit Counselling Service. free advice and help www.cccs.co.uk 0800 138 1111 Mortgage arrears helpline – 0800 975 9558

MOSAC

supporting non-abusing parents of sexually abused children helpline 08009801958 www.mosac.org.uk

Muslim Women

Muslim Women's Helpline 02089048193 02089086715 08000327587 www.2-in-2-1.co.uk/services/muslimwohelp/

Muslim Youth Helpline

Muslim Youth Helpline 08088082008 www.myh.org.uk

National Association of Child Contact Centres

safe contact centres and help for separated families - helpline 08454500280 - Shropshire area 01743718052 www.nacc.org.uk

National Child Protection Helpline,

NSPCC, 08088005000 Bengali 08000967714 Gujurati 08000967715 Hindi 0800967716 Punjabi 080096717 Urdu 080096771 Asian Helpline in English 08000967719

National Children's Home

see above - Action for Children

National Debt Line

0808808400
www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

Neonatal deaths

see above - bereavement

Neighbourhood Watch

www.neighbourhoodwatch.uk.com

The Net

See computors above
Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre http://www.Ceop.police.uk

Netmums

for mothers with children - advice, help, info. www.netmums.com

Nursing Care

Macmillan Cancer Support -free financial guides www.be.macmillan.org.uk 020 7840 4921

OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD Action Organisation 0845 390 6232 or 02072535272 www.ocdaction.org First Steps to Freedom 08451202916 www.first-steps.org OCD UK www.ocd.uk.org VEALE www.veale.co.uk/OCD.html
No Panic - help and information including children Telford, Shropshire. 0808 808 0545 www.nopanic.org.uk/ Online OCD book - a must read www.lendingtheway.com/tightrope/OCPD2.pdf
See also above, Anxiety, and below, Phobias

Onychophangia

(compulsive nail biting) See anxiety and OCD above and Phobias below

Older People

see Abuse and Carers above

Organ Donor

NHS Organ Donor Register and how to donate 01179757575 www.uktransplant.org.uk and Human Tissue Authority www.hta.gov.uk

Overeating

see eating disorders above.

Panic

www.no-panic.co.uk See also anxiety and Phobias.

Parents

Child Contact Centres - helpline 08454500280 - Shropshire area 01743718052 www.naccc.org.uk/
E Parents - advice on behavioural problems, teenagers, etc. www.e-parent.org/
Parentline Plus 0800 800 2222 www.parentlineplus.org.uk
The Parent Organisation www.theparentorganisation.com

Partners in Care

- for carers of those with mental health problems, literature etc. www.partnersincare.co.uk

Pets

.www.bluecross.org.uk/web/siteAboutUs/PetBereavement/PBSSIntro.asp
see also animals above

Passports

03002220000 www.passport.gov.uk

Patient's help lines

www.patient.co.uk/showdoc

Pensions

Pension Credits for over 60's 0800991234 www.thepensionservice.gov.uk
Pension Tracing Service 08456002537 www.thepensionservice.gov.uk
War Pensioner funeral costs 08001692277 www.veterans.uk.info

Pets

- see animals above.

Phobias

First Steps to Freedom 08451202916 www.first-steps.org
National Phobics Society 08707700456 www.phobics-society.org.uk or www.anxietyuk.org.uk
No More Panic
No Panic
www.no-panic.co.uk
Sane www.sane.org.uk
See also Anxiety section and Panic above

Phone

To reduce unwanted calls - www.tpsonline.org.uk
See also pnone abobe.

Porn Addiction

Free help and tips website www.feedtherightwolf.org

Pregnancy

www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
British Pregnancy Advice Service www.bpas.org
Care Confidential - wide range of info and help 08000282228 www.careconfidential.com
Education For Choice - pro-abortion site www.efc.org.uk
See also above, Birth Trauma Association and Sexual Health below

Prisoners

Prisoners' Families Helpline 08008082003 www.prisonerfamilieshelpline.org.uk
and Prisoners and Families www.timeforfamilies.org.uk and www.prisonersfamilies.org.uk/
and www.home.btclick.com/pffs/incex.htm
Fatherhood Institute includes section for prisoners www.fatherhoodinstitute.org
UNLOCK National Association of Ex-offenders - support, help, information 01643247350 www.unlock.org.uk
Prison Reform Organisation - lots of useful links www.prisonreform.org/
SHARP - Shropshire based prisoner's family support 01743245365 www.sharp-uk.org

Prison Reform

www.prisonreform.org/

Probate

Probate Information 08453020900 www.hmrc.gov.uk and www.theprobateservice.gov.uk

Police

Police Dealing with the police Community Legal Services leaflets 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk
See also above, Crime

Post Natal Depression

Association for post natal depression helpline 02073860868/9 www.apni.org.uk
Meet a Mum Association self help group 08451206162 www.mama.co.uk
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers help for carers 02074807788 www.carers.org
See also above, The Birth Trauma Association

Post Traumatic Stress

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD lists non=profit sites www.ptsdinfo.org

Pregnancy

British Pregnancy Advisory Service 08457304030 www.bpas.org
Premenstrual Syndrome, National Association of - 08707772178 www.pms.org.uk

QUIT

Stop smoking helplines, advice and email counselling. www.quit.org.uk

Race

Racial Discrimination Community Legal Service leaflets 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk
Racial Hatred content on internet sites - to report Internet Watch Foundation www.iwf.org.uk

Rape

See also child abduction above
Crisis Point Rape and sexual abuse trauma counselling (West Midlands) Info line 01922644329 www.crisispoint.org.uk
MRSA male rape and sexual abuse support association 07932898274 or 07932967461 www.napac.org.uk/survivorsofchildhoodabuse
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre 08451221331 www.rasac.org.uk
Rape Crisis 01159003560
Sexual Assault Referral Centres www.thehavens.org.uk ,
Womensaid Helpline for women experiencing physical, emotional and sexual Violence 080820000247 or 08457023468 www.womensaid.org.uk for handbook www.womensaid.org.uk/survivors_handbook
Women Against Rape 02074822496 www.womenagainstrape.net
Refuge crisis line advice women/children escaping violence 08082000247 www.refuge.org.uk
Shelterline emergency refuge information 08008004444
See also sexual health below
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

Refuge

Services for women/children experiencing domestic violence. 24 hour helpline 08705995443 www.refuge.org.uk

Rehab

UK Drug Rehab: Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment, Therapy, Counselling and Help.www.uk-rehab.com

Relationships

Lots about dating, sex, grief, domestic violence etc. BBC site. www.bbc.co.uk.relationships
Relationship and sexuality questions (Shropshire) 01952200070 or 01743283382 www.telford.nhs.uk/Services/A-Z-of-Services/Sexual-Health/RISQ
Absolute Discretion Relationship Counselling - contact details on this site.
See also Marriage, and Civil Partnership above.

Relate

Relate 08454561310 www.relate.org.uk/
See also Absolute Discretion relationship ounselling contact details on this site.

Resolution

Resolution - Solicitor's organisation offering mediation for separating/divorcing couples www.resolution.org.uk

Respect

Respect - phoneline for men wanting to stop their violent/abusive behaviour 08451228609 www.respectphoneline.org.uk
- see also Mens' Advice Line above.
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

Rethink

Rethink - Advice Line general advice on all aspects of mental health 02089746814 02078403188 www.rethink.org

Royal College of Psychiatrists

- literature and information www.rspsych.ac.uk/

Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

- Cruelty Line 08705555999
See also Animals, and Pets above.

Run away from home?

See Missing Persons - message home above

Rural Health

- physical and mental wellbeing for rural and frming people 01686650300 www.irh.ac.uk/
Rural Stress Helpline 08450948286 www.arthurrankcentre.org.uk
See also Farming above

Samaritans

support for those in distress UK 08457 909090 (Ireland 1850609090) www.samaritans.org/

SANE

Support for Families Coping With Mental Illness 08457678000 www.sane.org.uk/SANEline

Scams

For advice and help with all kinds of Scams, junk and threatening mail, pyramid selling, lotteries/competitions, foreign money offers, work-from-home schemes, dating offers, too-good-to-be-true investment, miracle cures, identity theft, etc. Consumer direct 08454040506 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk

Schizophrenia

Rethink helpline for suffers and families 02089746814 www.rethink.org
see also mental health above.

Second Families

- see step families below

Self-employment and Relationship Satisfaction

Research Survey Self-employed and Couple Satisfaction. Please help with this research into the effects of self-employment on couples. Click here to take survey

Self Harm

The Basement Project support www.basementproject.co.uk
Crisis Recovery Unit www.slam.nhs.uk
First Person Plural www.firstpersonplural.org.uk
First Signs user-led support and information www.firstsigns.org.uk
National Self Harm Network information and support www.helen.ukpet.com and www.nshn.co.uk Recover Your Life support community www.recoveryourlife.com
The Site www.TheSite.org/selfharmYouthNet
See also MIND above and Suicide below.

Self Help

Self help can be useful but we always recommend you use a qualified counsellor such as Absolute Discretion Counselling Therapy, or consult your GP.
See Frequently Encountered Concerns on this site.
Useful Sites. www.ukselfhelp.info
and www.shrinkdoctor.com
.

Service Personnel

The Longboat Home - affordable counselling therapy for ex service personnel www.thelongboathome.co.uk/more.php
SSAFA - Soldiers, sailors, airmen and families Association www.ssafa.org.uk
VIPA - ex-servicemen in prison www.veteransinprison.org.uk

Sexual

Sexual abuse - see abuse above.
Sexual addiction 08000810700 and Sex Addicts Anonymous below
Brook Advisory Centres - see above
Sexwise. Make the Right Decision 0800282930 www.maketherightdecision.co.uk
Dysfunction - Sexual Dysfunction Association 08707743571 www.sda.uk.net
Sexaholics Anonymous 07000725463 www.sauk.org/
Sex Addics Anonymous (organisation and useful information) www.saa-recovery.org
See also co-dependency above
Sexual Addiction - see also Porn Addiction above
Sexual Health - Excelent website www.guidetohealthcareschools.com/tips-and-tools/sexual-health
Sexual Health Helpline 0800567123 www.condomessentialwear.co.uk
Sex Therapists British Association for Sexual Relationship Therapists 02085432707 www.basrt.net
Sexwise 0800282930 www.ruthinking.co.uk
Young peoples drop-in sexual health shropshire 01743 357291 or 283382
SAFE Sexual Advice for Everyone Shropshire 01743 283382
Genito-Urinary Medical Clinics GUM Clinics Shropshire 01743 261059
See also Rape above
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

Shelterline

Shelterline emergency access to refuge services 08088004444

Solvent Addiction

Solvent Addiction Re-solv solvent helpline 01785810762 www.re-solv.org/helpline.asp
See also drugs above and co-dependency above

SSAFA

SSAFA - Soldiers, sailors, airmen and families Association www.ssafa.org.uk
-see also servicemen above

Stammering

British Stammering Association (includesbibliography and lending library) 08456032001 www.stammering.org

Stalking

supporting victims Network for Surviving Stalking www.nss.org.uk

Step Families

Childless Stepmums www.childlesstepmums.co.uk
Step Families www.thebritishsecondwives.co.uk
www.secondwives.com
www.steptalk.org
www.stepinasp.co.uk
Parentline Plus 080880002222 www.parentlineplus.org.uk

Stillbirth

see above - bereavement/ neonatal death

Stop It Now

- Ongoing Abuse or Inappropriate Behaviour. And for those adults worried that someone is abusing a child 08081000900 www.stopitnow.org.uk

Student Loans

www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Suicide

24 hour emergency service is 999
Hopeline 08701704000 www.papyrus-uk.org/hln.html
for anyone concerned that a young person is at risk of suicide Maytree Sanctuary for the Suicidal, London 02072637070. www.maytree.org.uk
For Suicidal Young Men 'Calm' 0800585858 www.thecalmzone.net
Mind information line 08457660163 and 03001233393 www.mind.org.uk
See Samaritans and Self-Harm above
See also Bereaved by Suicide above

Supportline

confidential emotional support for children, young people and adults 02085549004 www.supportlive.org.uk

Survive Abuse

Counselling 01270253179
Womensaid Helpline for women experiencing physical, emotional and sexual Violence 080820000247 or 08457023468 www.womensaid.org.uk for handbook www.womensaid.org.uk/survivors_handbook

Survivors

- Adults National Association of People Abused in Childhood www.nacac.org.uk/survivors/support/groups/detail.asp?id=628

TAMPA

- twins and multiple births association 08001381519 www.tampa,org.uk

Telephone

Say No to 8070 - Web information to help avoid premium charged help lines. www.saynoto8070.com

Tenancy

Community Legal Services leaflets 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk

Terrorist

Terrorist Hotline - 0800789321

Transgender

Transgender www.misst.mmu.ac.uk/staff/profile.php?id=6
Beaumont Trust for transsexuals and transvestites 07000287878 www.gender.org.uk/bt/
The D'arcy Lainey Foundation 01380727835 www.dalfo.org

Tranquilizer Withdrawal

First Steps to Freedom 08451202916 www.first-steps.org
CITA addicted to mind altering medications 01519320102 www.citawithdrawal.org.uk

Transplant and Organ Donation

see organ donor above

Trauma

Assist Trauma Care 01788560800 www.assisttraumacare.org.uk
Birth Trauma Association - for women who suffered traumatic birthing www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk
Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma www.psychology.iop.kcl.ac
Information about - www.rcpsych.ac.uk
Trauma Support assistance helpline 01785560800
UK Trauma Group -trauma and Post traumatic Stress Disorder www.uktrauma.org.uk
See also Abuse, Brain Injury and Post Traumatic above

Trichotillomania

Support and information www.trichotillomania.co.uk

Tulip Group

for parents experiencing violence from their children 01516376363

UK organisations

UK Drug Rehab: Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment, Therapy, Counselling and Help.www.uk-rehab.com

Unlock

National Association of Ex-offenders - support, help, information 01643247350 www.unlock.org.uk

Vets

Vetlife. - information and mental health helpline www.vetlife.org.uk . (0)7659 811118.
See also Rural

Victim

Victim Support 08453030900 or see local phone directory or local council for local phone number. www.victimsupport.org.uk
Male victims helpline 08003283623

VIPA

VIPA - ex-servicemen in prison www.veteransinprison.org.uk/
See also service personel and prisons above

White Ribbon Campaign


- see domestic violence above

Widows and women who have lost a partner


see above bereavement

Wills and Probate

Community Legal Service 08453454345 www.clsdirect.org.uk

Women

Rights of Women - free legal helpline 02072516577 www.row.org.uk/

Womem Against Rape

Womem Against Rape 02074822496 www.womenagainstrape.net

Womens' Aid

Helpline for women experiencing physical, emotional and sexual Violence 080820000247 or 08457023468 www.womensaid.org.uk for handbook www.womensaid.org.uk/survivors_handbook
see also Jewish women's aid above and Muslim women's helpline above
Women's Legal Advice Line 02072516577
Women's Sexual Health Issues www.womenshealth.about.com/od/sexualhealthissues/u/womens_sexual_health_issues.htm
Rights of Women Sexual Violence Legal Advice Line 02072518887
See also Sexual Health above

Work

Work Relationships - dealing with coleagues etc. www.workrelationships.co.uk

Young People

- see also under other general sections
Get Connected help for young people with problems 08088084994 www.getconnected.org.uk
Supportline for vulnerable at risk children & young people 0285549004 www.supportline.org.uk
Young Minds (mental health for children and under 25s) 08000182138 02073368445 (including 'worried about self harm' download booklet) www.youngminds.org.uk/young-people/
See also Sexual Health above
The Centre for Intergenerational Practice - Charity promoting social change through intergenerational cooperation - Links to Directory of supporting organisations www.ccip.org.uk/Libraries/Local/949/Docs/CIP%20Intergenerational%20Directory%20January%202010.pdf
Youth Access.
Counselling for Young People 02087729900 www.youthaccess.org.uk Youthline 08088088000

Kooth.com Children's counselling online (11 year old and upward to age 25) Kooth is a commercial organisation providing online counselling on behalf of some health authorities in the north west, midlands and Wales. www.kooth.com/
Hiding your computer records from abusers -www.respect.uk.net/pages/warning-how-to-cover-your-internet-tracks.html

Your life and happiness

If you are in distress counselling often helps. You should consider contacting a professional counselling service such as Absolute Discretion Counselling Therapy for support and help.

Other Useful Information

General Conditions and counselling - www.counsellingresource.com
UK Government help and information - www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm

While the above list is not exhaustive, we hope you have found the initial contact you require. We would repeat that you should seek medical help where appropriate and there is no substitute for one-to-one help. We at Absolute Discretion Counselling Therapy offer a range of counselling therapy and life coaching services to individuals and organisations.

Should you find any of the above details to be incorrect, or if you wish to add your agency to the list, please advise to counsellor@fsmail.net

See also our Helpful Books section, and Bibliotherapy above.

Not Found What You Want?

If in the unlikely event of you not being able to find the contact you need you can try
www.charity-commission.gov.uk
and
and Shrink Doctor
www.shrinkdoctor.com
Shropshire County Council Website
and www.societylinks.net
and www.ukselfhelp.info
and www.overcoming.co.uk/directories
and www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Carers Information www.carersinformation.org.uk/links.ihtml
and www.britishservices.co.uk
and www.prisonreform.org/
and www.siari.co.uk


for other lists.


Sexual Health - Excelent website www.guidetohealthcareschools.com/tips-and-tools/sexual-health
For lots of money associated areas - Money Made Clear. Invaluable list of helpful sites www.moneymadeclear.org.uk/help/useful_links.html#debt_help
Patient UK - very comprehensive list of books recommended by GP's and Nurses. www.patient.co.uk/books.aspPatient UK - very comprehensive list of books recommended by GP's and Nurses. www.patient.co.uk/books.asp

Patient UK - very comprehensive list of books recommended by GP's and Nurses. www.doweb.co.uk The Online Business & Information Service
List of useful organisations/sites from BACP www.bacp.co.uk/information/index.php?linkId=3
Hypnosis Directory Hypnotherapists
Directory of Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Counsellor & NLP Therapists. http://www.hypnosisdirectory.net
Directory of Centre for Intergenerational Practice - Links to many organisations www.ccip.org.uk/Libraries/Local/949/Docs/CIP%20Intergenerational%20Directory%20January%202010.pdf
Peak Directory Peak Directory .

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