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.
An organisation providing counselling, information, support and resources for people who have experienced child sexual abuse and for those who support them.
Women and Girls Network - 0808 801 0660
The 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), and live, work or study in West London, contact WGN to get support.
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.
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.
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.
Support, advice and practical information for anyone affected by alopecia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 You Tube channel including 'Q&A on learning I was autistic at 19'.