Emotional support and wellbeing

Beatbullying: Beatbullying is the UK's leading bullying prevention charity. It works with families, schools, and communities to understand the problem, campaign for change and provide a sustainable efficient and proven solution.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP): Through the BACP you can find information about counsellors in your area. If you wish to be referred to a counsellor you should first see your GP who can make the referral.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD): BILD publish several guides for both parents and professionals on dealing with challenging behaviour, including advice on how to hold your child safely.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation: A parent-founded organisation, providing resources and a helpline for parents.
Tel: 0845 602 7885

Counselling Directory: The Counselling Directory can help you identify a counsellor or psychotherapist where you live. In addition, they have many pages of information relating to emotional wellbeing.

Get Connected: Get Connected is a supportive, confidential space to support under 25's wellbeing and ensure they can access the services they need.
Tel: 0808 808 4994

Mind: Mind provide extensive resources to support people who feel they are struggling with mental health issues. Their infoline is available Monday to Friday and their website has many easily accessible and reliable sources of information. It has a section dedicated to children and young people.
Tel: 0300 123 3393 Email: info@mind.org.uk

The National Autistic Society (NAS): NAS has a helpline offering support to people affected by autism and a section called Understanding behaviour which covers issues such as anxiety, obsession, and behaviour.
Tel: 0808 800 4104

NHS Direct: At NHS Direct you can find information relating to medical conditions including mental health and a helpline which you can call to speak to an adviser.
Tel: 0845 4647

Relate: Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, therapy and support face to face through their website and their call line.
Tel: 0300 100 1234

Samaritans: Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. They have a section on emotional wellbeing which is also very helpful.
Tel: 0845 790 9090

Special Friends: An online community for people with learning/intellectual disabilities and their parents and carers.

Talk about Autism: Talk about Autism is our safe and friendly online community for people affected by autism.

YoungMinds: YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Tel: 0808 802 5544