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

 Choose from the list below for details of support in that region.

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 the 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 the Childline website or call 0800 1111.

NAPAC - Childhood abuse

Go to the NAPAC website or call 0808 801 0331

Mental health, sexuality and 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 the Brook website

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 the selfharm UK website

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

Go to the Beat website, call the Helpline on 0808 801 0677, the Youthline on 0808 801 0711, or the Studentline on 0808 801 0811.

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 the 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 the Cruse Bereavement Care website or call 0808 808 1677.

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

Go to the Stonewall Youth website or call 08000 502020.

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

Go to the Mermaids UK website or call 0808 801 0400.

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 the Gendered Intelligence website

Alcohol, illegal drugs and smoking

Frank – offers friendly, confidential drugs advice

Go to the Talk to Frank website or call 0300 1236600

NACOA - The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Go to the NACOA website or call 0800 358 3456

Sexual related concerns or abuse

Lucy Faithful Foundation - can be a good place of support for those families affected by sexual abuse

Go to the Lucy Faithfull website or call 0808 1000 900.

Rape Crisis – offer support to victims of rape

Go to the Rape Crisis website

Other

Victim Support – offer support for anyone that has been impacted by crime. They also provide specific advice and support throughout the process of a trial.

Go to the Victim Support website or call 0808 1689 111.

Refuge (UK) – for women and children against domestic violence.

Go to the Refuge website, or call 0808 2000 247

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.

NAPAC - Childhood abuse

Go to the NAPAC website or call 0808 801 0331

Mental health, sexuality and 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

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 Helpline on 0808 801 0677, the Youthline on 0808 801 0711, or the Studentline on 0808 801 0811.

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 Scotland - provides care and support after the death of someone close.

Go to the Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland website or call 0845 600 2227

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

Go to Stonewall Youth website or call 08000 502020.

LGBT Youth Scotland - family and individual support for teenagers and children with questions about their gender identity or sexuality.

Go to the LGBT Youth website or text 07786 202 370

Alcohol, illegal drugs and smoking

Frank – offers friendly, confidential drugs advice

Go to the Talk to Frank website or call 0300 1236600

Sexual related concerns or abuse

Lucy Faithful Foundation - can be a good place of support for those families affected by sexual abuse

Go to the Lucy Faithfull website or call 0808 1000 900.

Rape Crisis Scotland – offer support to victims of rape.

Go to the Rape Crisis Scotland website or call 08088 01 03 02.

Other

Victim Support Scotland – offer support for anyone that has been impacted by crime. They also provide specific advice and support throughout the process of a trial.

Go to the Victim Support Scotland website or call 0800 160 1985.

Women’s Aid Scotland – for women and children against domestic violence.

Go to the Women's Aid Scotland website or call 0800 027 1234.

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.

NAPAC - Childhood abuse

Go to the NAPAC website or call 0808 801 0331

Mental health, sexuality and 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

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

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 0808 808 1677.

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

Go to the Rainbow Project website

Alcohol, illegal drugs and smoking

Frank – offers friendly, confidential drugs advice

Go to the Talk to Frank website

Sexual related concerns or abuse

Lucy Faithful Foundation - can be a good place of support for those families effected by sexual abuse

Go to the Lucy Faithfull website or call 0808 1000 900.

Rape Crisis via Women’s Aid – offer support to victims of rape.

Go to the Women's Aid website or call 0808 802 1414.

Other

Victim Support Northern Ireland – offer support for anyone that has been impacted by crime.

Go to the Victim Support Northern Ireland website

Women’s Aid – for women and children against domestic violence.

Go to the Mid-Ulster Women's Aid website or call 0808 802 1414.

Even if you are outside of the UK, as a Girlguiding member you will still be able to access all internet support from the England and Wales resources.