Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services & resources - listed under this section B are resources supporting the following subject areas: BAME resources, Bereavement, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, BTECs and Bullying.  Click below to find more details. 

BAME - acronym - Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic. 

Balanced Black Girl podcast
Podcast highlighting wellness, spirituality and health from the Black Woman's perspective. Available on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.  Includes resources and 

Training movement dedicated to healing, wellness and liberation of black and marginalised communities.  Toolkit and resources section. 

Black History Month
Celebrating black lives - the Black History Month theme for October 2020 is 'dig deeper, look closer, think bigger'. 

Read more about the Black History Month here.

Childline - Racism and Racial Bullying
No one has the right to make you feel bad or abuse you for who you are.  Find information and advice about racism and racial bullying.

Hey, Girl Podcast - Alex Elle
Elle also has an Instagram feed that offers affirmations and reminders like “We are never alone in our struggles” and “You don’t have to be okay. Healing isn’t linear,”

Liberate Meditation App
Liberate is 'the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour community' to help 'reduce anxiety, stress less and sleep better'.  See app zone for more details

Tapping Solution - Racial Anxiety Relief Tapping Meditation.
Dr Silas, a specialist in anxiety and trauma created a Tapping meditation for 'Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour to experience some ease from the anxiety (alongside many other emotions)... The pain we are feeling is justified, and our bodies still need a break. Whether you are having trouble sleeping, experiencing headaches, stomachaches, or a racing heart, we need to take care of ourselves so that we can connect to our own power".

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast 
A weekly podcast about all things mental health, personal development and more for black women and girls. Includes find a therapist directory.

Youth Access - Make Our Rights Reality - Black Lives Matter Blog
Self care tips and resources in times of racial trauma. 

Counselling Support
For specialist counselling support - see under Counselling in the A-Z Directory. 

Other resources:
Check out our Self Care Kit which contains many different resources including the  'Words to Inspire' section for powerful poetry, lyrics and more including work by Caleb Femi, Mark Arthur and the Poetry Foundation's collection of poems of protest, resistance & empowerment.  

Video Message from Digital Awareness UK - in light of COVID/BLM
Video created to help young people understand how to be secure, use their tech consciously and know when to reach out for support in the context of today.


Grief is a natural part of the mourning process following the loss of a friend, family member, pet or someone important to us. 

Grieving is a very individual process and there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to feel following a loss. Your feelings may change from day to day, from moment to moment – shock, anger, disbelief, sadness, relief and numbness are all very common symptoms. The things that feel helpful in coping with these feelings will also vary from person to person.

So if you or someone you know needs support or advice after a loss, here are just some of the many support options available to you:

Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service - 0800 096 6606
Support for those grieving for the loss of a pet whether through death, parting or enforced separation, which can be a sad and very difficult experience. The Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service is able to help you through this often traumatic time.Open 8:30am-8:30pm every day and all calls are free and confidential*.

Child Bereavement UK 
0800 02 888 40
Support for families and young people around the loss of a child.

Childhood Bereavement Network
Support and information about help around a death with a section for young people (link above).

Grief Encounter 020 8371 8455
0808 802 0111
Grief Talk service - online chat.  Also produce Grief Guide for Teenagers available free on the site. Supports bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close.

Hope Again - 0808 808 1677
Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people. CRUSE is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. 

SAMM (Support After Murder and Manslaughter) - 0845 872 3440
Specially trained volunteers, who have been bereaved in this way, can help to support you and your family after this type of bereavement. 

SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) (for over 18's only)
0300 111 5065 9am-9pm every day

An opportunity to talk confidentially with someone who has been bereaved by suicide and to know that you are not alone in your experience.

Winston's Wish - 0808 8020 021
WW Crisis Messenger Service 24/7 - text WW to 85258
Winston’s Wish supports children and young people helping them to rebuild their life after a family bereavement.  For parents and carers, the family line offers practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving young person.

Step by Step Guide 
Practical step by guide explaining what to do when someone dies - from registering the death to arranging the funeral and informing the authorities.

Wellcast - The Grieving Process - Coping with Death Video Link 

Bipolar UK
A national charity supporting individuals with bipolar disorder and also their families and carers.

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Leaflet Bipolar for Young People.
One of a range of leaflets on mental health issues. 


“We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still.” – J. Cole, Crooked Smile.

Be Real Campaign
National campaign to promote body confidence - the Be Real Campaign is determined to change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies. It is a national movement made up of individuals, schools, businesses, charities and public bodies.

BDD - Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation
Advice and support for anyone with or supporting someone with BDD.  Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is characterised by a preoccupation with one or more perceived defects or flaws in appearance, which is/are unnoticeable to others.

Internet Matters - Pressure to Be Perfect - Making Instagram Work for You
Download a free guide here giving advice and tips for young people about using Instagram tools to customise the experience and keep things positive. 

This Girl Can
Funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, This Girl Can wants to help women and girls overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.

If you are being bullied, reach out for help - see some supporting organisations below.   If you are being bullied online you may also find it helpful to check our section on Online Safety here.

Childline - 0800 1111
24/7 confidential support for young people to age 18 about anything that's worrying you.  Call, chat online or email.  Section on bullying and cyberbullying and how to cope here. 

Kidscape - 0845 1 205 204
Mon-Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm
Advice for parents, carers and young people about bullying.

Bullying UK - 0808 800 2222
Part of Family Lives - BullyingUK is a leading anti-bullying charity in the UK providing practical information and advice for young people and their parents. 

Support and advice about all aspects of safe internet use including online safety and cyberbullying.

BTEC diplomas are specialist practical and vocational (work-related) qualifications.  They can be studied at different levels and are commonly offered as an alternative to A Levels by many 6th form colleges and educational establishments.

BTEC stands for Business and Technology Education Council.

Facts about BTEC diplomas: who they are for, the different types, how they are taught, what you need to get on one, and what you can do afterwards. 

Uniguide - About BTECS
Information about BTECs.


OFQUAL Statement 18 August about BTEC qualification results for 2020 - link here. 

PEARSON Statement 19 August about BTEC results: the custodian of BTEC's announced at 4.30pm,19 August their decision to regrade 2020 BTEC results.  Their statement reads:
"Following Ofqual’s announcement that A Level and GCSE students are to receive Centre Assessment Grades, we have reviewed the impact on BTEC students and taken on board feedback from teachers, schools and colleges. Following our review and your feedback we have decided to apply Ofqual’s principles for students receiving BTECs this summer. This means we will now be regrading all the following BTECs – BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010 QCF and 2016 RQF), BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards, BTEC Level 2 Technicals and BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts."