There are many different organisations that we can turn to for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues. Remember you can come and speak to anyone in our Academy if you need advice on any matter, we are here to help!
MIND is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, providing information and support to those affected by mental distress, as well as campaigning to improve policy and attitudes.
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393
Legal Advice Line: 0300 466 6463
Telephone: 020 8519 2122 (England) & 029 2039 5123 (Wales)
Mind Model Mental Health Policies and Fact Sheets are available from:
Teacher Support Network is an independent charity that provides practical and emotional support to trainee, serving and retired teachers and their families.
24/7 Support Line: 08000 562 561 (UK) & 08000 855 088 (Wales)
Alcoholics Anonymous offer area support meetings.
National Helpline: 0845 769 7555
Drinkline offers advice, information and support to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.
Telephone Helpline: 0300 123 1110
Cruse Bereavement Care helpline for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people.
Telephone Helpline: 0844 477 9400
Step Change Debt Charity provides help for anyone in debt or concerned they may fall into debt.
Freephone: 0800 138 111 (including all mobiles)
UK National Drugs Helpline is a free 24-hour service for drug users and solvent mis-users, their families. Friends and carers.
Helpline: 0800 776 600
Gamcare offers confidential counselling, advice and information for anyone affected by a gambling dependency.
Helpline: 0808 802 0133
Shelter offers confidential advice on housing problems.
Helpline: 0808 800 4444
Terrence Higgins Trust offer advice, practical support and counselling for HIV and AIDS.
Telephone: 0808 802 1221
Bi-Polar UK is a national user-led organisation and registered charity for people who lives are affected by Bi-Polar.
Telephone: 020 7931 6480
Rethink Mental Illness (formerly National Schizophrenia Fellowship) is the largest mental illness charity in the UK and is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether sufferers, carers or professionals working in the mental health field.
Advice Line: 0300 5000 927
Supporter Care: 0121 522 7702
Family Lives offers support for anyone parenting a child, including grandparents and step-parents.
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
The Information, Advice and Support Services Network (formerly Parent Partnership) offers support and advice to parents with children who have particular needs in schools across England.
Telephone: 0207 843 1900
Relate offer relationship counselling and mediation for individuals and couples.
Telephone: 0300 100 1234
SUICIDE AND EMOTIONAL CRISIS
SANE offer emotional and crisis support for people suffering from mental health problems, their friends and families.
Telephone: 0845 767 8000
Samaritans offer 24-hour confidential and emotional support for anyone in crisis.
Telephone: 08457 909090
Quit offers friendly help, advice and support on how to stop smoking.
Telephone: 020 7553 2100