Support organisations

Help and support for volunteers and girls to cope with challenges like child protection, mental health and sexuality

Where you can find support...

With safeguarding and child welfare

The NSPCC and Childline are great resources for volunteers, girls and parents. You can also refer safeguarding concerns to the NSPCC, should you need to.

 

NSPCC - free, confidential support for adults if you are worried about a child.

Go to NSPCC website or call 0808 800 5000.

 

Childline - free confidential online support and a phone line for children and young people up to the age of 18.

Go to Childline website or call 0800 1111.

With mental health, sexuality or eating disorders

These organisations provide excellent advice, help and information.

 

Brook - provides free and confidential sexual health and well-being services young people.

Go to Brook website or call 0808 802 1234.

 

Samaritans - confidential emotional support for anyone who needs to talk, including those feeling suicidal.

Go to the Samaritans website or call 116 113.

 

selfharm UK - supporting young people and parents impacted by self-harm.

Go to selfharm UK website

 

Beat - provides support and advice to young people and adults who are affected by eating disorders.

Go to Beat website, call the Beat Youth Line: 0345 634 7650 or helpline 0345 634 1414.

 

Young Minds - committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people, through offering support to children and their parents.

Go to Young Minds website or call their Parent Helpline 0808 802 5544.

 

Cruse Bereavement Care - provides care and support after the death of someone close.

Go to Cruse Bereavement Care website or call 0844 477 9400.

 

Stonewall Youth - work for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Go to Stonewall Youth website or call 08000 502020.

 

Mermaids - family and individual support for teenagers and children with questions about their gender identity.

Go to Mermaids UK website or call 0844 334 0550 (from mobiles call 0344 3324 0550).

 

Gendered Intelligence - deliver trans youth programmes, support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training for all sectors and workshops for schools, colleges, Universities and other educational settings.

Go to Gendered Intelligence website for more information.