Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services - listed under this section B are the following issues: Bereavement, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, Bullying. Click below to find more details of services supporting these issues.
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.
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.
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.
For specialist counselling support - see under Counselling in the A-Z Directory.
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.
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.
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.