Get the help you need
Westminster Mutual Aid is no longer active as a central coordination organisation, we are now referring people to other places they can access support
Safeguarding and child welfare
The NSPCC and Childline are great resources for volunteers, children 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.
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.
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.
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
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