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Helpful links and numbers

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 7:58 am
by smile
Do you know of a service which helps people through difficult times and could come in useful? If you do please share the details of the organisation and what they specialise in.

NB: You could also take a look at the helpful links page of this site.


Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 7:59 am
by smile
The Connexions Service

If you are aged 13 to 19 and you don't find the answers you are looking for on the forums then try the Connxions service. They offer help and advice confidentially and they themselves are professionals. You can speak to a PA (Personal Advisor) through your school (most schools) or you can ring up your local centre and ask to speak to someone. It helps to talk and that is what they are there for. If you don't feel comfortable speaking face to face then you can text, speak to them on the phone, email them or even have a webchat with a advisor through the site.

Take a look at the national site here:

Or phone them on:

0808 001 3219

They are there to help and guide you through your problem.

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2003 5:34 pm
by smile
Does anyone want to share a helpful link that they think will benefit somebody else?

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:45 am
by Smiler_Princess

This one is for eating disorders:


Tammy :roll:

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:10 pm
by smile
Here are some helpful telephone numbers.

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0845 702 3468

0800 1111

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
0808 800 5000

Lone Parent Helpline
A national helpline for single parents run by single parent families.
0800 185 026

0845 790 9090

Victim Support
0845 303 0900

Children In Cancer
0207 696 9003

0800 917 8282

National Drugs Helpline
0800 776 600

Shelterline (Homelessness)
0808 800 4444

Missing Persons
0800 700 740

National Missing Person Helpline
0500 700 740

Age Concern
0800 00 22 00

Rape and Sexual Abuse (Rape Crisis Centre)
0207 837 1600

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 9:41 pm
by Nail Queen
provides information and more on numerous topics including health, relationships, parenting and much more


Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:12 pm
by vitbee
This one is for

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (s.o.b.s) :(

National Helpline 0870 241 3337
Available 9am - 9pm every day


Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:02 pm
by Enigma

You might have seen advertisements for this recently. FRANK provides free and confidential information about drugs. The website contains an 'A-Z' of drugs, an extensive directory with detailed information covering various aspects of each drug listed such as 'The risks' and 'The law', and you can send an e-mail or use the contact form to ask for more information.

The website also has a 'Getting help' section, where you can make a request for information leaflets to be sent to you in the post, and the 'Worried about someone?' section provides advice about looking out for friends and family. In addition to the website, you can contact FRANK by telephone twenty four hours a day seven days a week.

The telephone number is 0800 77 66 00, and deaf users can textphone 0800 917 8765. You can talk to FRANK in 120 languages as translators are available if required. Calls from landlines are free and won't show up on the phone bill. Calls from a mobile vary in cost depending on which network you're on and might show up on the bill.

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:46 pm
by sovs
NHS Direct
0845 46 47
This is a 24 hour service.
If you have any medical worries or question a nurse will get back to you.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:17 pm
by saz
The website is and it is for young people focusing on respect, hope, encouragement and opportunities

What is the aim of the Why Me? website?
• To encourage and promote support opportunities.
• To encourage HOPE; Honesty, Opportunity, Potential and Encouragement.
• To promote self-respect and respect towards others.
• To outline the pitfalls one can encounter in life and strategies to overcome these problems.
• To offer a choice in possible solutions to avoid an individual feeling trapped or alienated.

Who will benefit from such a project?
1. Angry, isolated, bored young people.
2. Youth groups struggling to create new activities.
3. Anyone interested in research of the needs of young people.
4. Parents, families, of troubled young people
5. Anyone concerned about raising crime rates attributed to young people.
6. Anyone concerned about the future of our communities.
7. Anyone concerned about the raising trend towards deliberate self-harm and suicide among young people.

Our Mission

• The main aim of the Why Me site is to identify situations which cause stress and depression in young people, identify the support needs of those young people and sign post appropriate sources of support, based on this information.

• The Why Me site responds to the needs of young people by providing a safe place where they can discuss issues which effect them. It demonstrates the consequences of choices made by an individual, using true-life stories written by young people for young people, in the hope that honest information will help support others to make different choices. Prevention is better than cure.

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:49 am
by Jo
A new site for people with mental health problems who want to challenge stigma and discrimination...

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:06 pm
by Jo
Search for helplines in the UK

Or go here for details of over 800 self help groups...

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:23 pm
by Jo
RU Thinking About It?
Sex advice for young people -
0800 28 29 30

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:25 pm
by Enigma
Cat Q wrote:If anyone has a problem concerning sex or anything (Censored) from kids, You should try this website- .

It`s exactly the same idea as problem pages, but mostly helping people with sexual questions and problems.

Hope this helps. Lou X

Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 2:13 am
by Enigma
Please note the new location for this 'Helpful Links' topic.