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Health and well-being

Get specialist help living with health conditions, food poverty, support for victims of crime and abuse, advice for families and about bereavement.

Advice NI

Northern Ireland only: A network of advice agencies working across Northern Ireland. Proving independent advice on benefits, housing, employment, disability, community care and consumer issues.


Anxiety UK

UK-wide: Support and advice for sufferers of anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders and related conditions.


Bereavement Advice Centre

England and Wales only: Supports and advises people dealing with the death of a loved one. The wide range of advice covers practical help with wills, probate, registering a death, planning a funeral and financial matters, as well as ways to cope with grief. 


Bipolar UK

UK-wide: A national charity offering a range of advice and support to people with bipolar disorder and their families, including self-help groups.


Breathing Space

Scotland only: Advice and support for people coping with depression and anxiety. They offer assistance at an early stage in order to stop problems escalating.


Carers Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland only: Membership organisation offering advice and support for carers.


Carers Trust

UK-wide: Working to improve support, services and recognition for anyone facing the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or has addiction problems.


Carers UK

Not available in Northern Ireland: Practical and financial support for people caring for others across the UK.


Contact

UK-wide: Helpline for families with disabled children. They offer support to parents and carers across the UK with a disabled child from birth until they're 25 years old.


Cruse Bereavement Care

Not available in Scotland: They offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.


Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Scotland only: They seek to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss.


Dan's Fund For Burns

UK-wide: Help and support, including grants, for people who have been affected by fire or burns.


Family Fund

UK-wide: Family Fund is government-sponsored and offers grants to low-income families with disabled children to help meet their extra needs.


Family Lives

UK-wide: Support on all aspects of family life, including all stages of a child’s development.


Family Rights Group

England and Wales only: Support for parents, family members or friends of a child who has social workers involved in their life.


GP search - NHS Choices

UK-wide: The NHS has this online search facility to find a GP in your area.


Home Start

UK-wide: Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the daily challenges they face. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.


Macmillan

UK-wide: A wide range of emotional support and practical advice for people with cancer,. Also supporting family members and carers.


ME Association

UK-wide: Information, support and practical advice for people with ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Also supporting family members and carers.


Mencap

England, Wales and Northern Ireland only: Help and support for people with learning disabilities. Also supporting family members and carers.


Men's Advice Line

UK-wide: Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.


Migraine Trust

UK-wide: Support for people dealing with chronic migraines.


Mind

UK-wide: Advice and support for people with mental health issues. Also supporting family members and carers.


Motability

UK-wide: The Motability scheme enables high-rate mobility DLA recipients to use their benefit for a car or mobility scooter.


National Autistic Society

UK-wide: Advice and support for people with Autism and Asberger Syndome. Also supporting family members and carers.


National Domestic Violence Helpline (NDVH)

24-hour helpline offering emergency advice and support for victims of domestic violence and others calling on their behalf.


National Family Mediation

England and Wales only: Mediation and advice for families in conflict, especially those divorcing or separating. Enables parents to make their own arrangements for children, property and finance.


NHS 24

Scotland only: 24-hour telephone advice line staffed by trained medical professionals, offering help and advice on all health matters. The 111 service provides urgent health advice out-of-hours.


NHS Direct

England only: 24-hour telephone advice line staffed by trained medical professionals, offering help and advice on all health matters. The 111 service provides urgent health advice out-of-hours.


NHS Direct Wales

Wales only: 24-hour telephone advice line staffed by trained medical professionals, offering help and advice on all health matters. The 111 service provides urgent health advice out-of-hours.


NHS Inform

Scotland only: Advice on illnesses and health, and accessing local services.


NHS Smokefree

England only: Support from NHS for anyone who is trying to stop smoking.


NI Direct

Northern Ireland only: Information on public services and how to use them, including health, motoring, benefits, employment, crime and pensions.


Pet Bereavement Support Service

UK-wide: Information and emotional support for people who have a pet that has died or is lost.


Prisoners' Families Helpline

UK-wide: Free and confidential advice for anyone who is affected by the arrest or imprisonment of a family member or friend.


Rape Crisis

England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Advice and support for rape victims, their family and friends.


Rape Crisis Scotland

Scotland only: Advice and support for rape victims, their family and friends.


Refuge

Uk-wide: Advice and support for women and children experiencing domestic violence, with a network of safe houses for emergency accommodation.


Relate

Uk-wide: Services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, mediation, children, young people's counselling and sex therapy.


Trussell Trust

Uk-wide: Services include a nationwide network of over 1,200 food banks to assist those in poverty, by providing a minimum of three days' nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis.