Organisations that can offer support and advice for young people and their families

Anorexia and bulimia care (ABC)

0300 011 1213

Anorexia and Bulimia Care is a charity offering advice and support for people with eating disorders and members of their family.


0808 801 0677

Beat is the UK’s leading charity for people with eating disorders and their families, providing information, help and support.


0800 1111

Childline is a free, confidential helpline for children and young adults offering help and advice on a wide range of issues.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

0808 800 0082

This commission is a good source for expert information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues and the applicable law.


0330 828 0031

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders is an international organisation of and for families and carers of eating disorder patients.  They help families by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment and advocating for research.

This website provides helpful information for disabled people and their carers on a range of topics such as benefits and financial help, disability equipment and transport and disability rights.

Mental Health Foundation

0207 803 1100

This is a UK charity that provides information, carries out research campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems.

Mental Health Matters

0191 516 3500

Mental Health Matters is a national charity which provides services for people with mental health needs. They also support people with learning disabilities, drug and alcohol and other problems.


0300 123 3393

MIND is the mental health charity for England and Wales that helps people take control of their mental health. They provide information to help promote understanding of mental health and campaign to create a society that promotes good mental health for all.

If you live in Scotland, you might want to contact the Scottish Association for Mental Health –

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

0808 808 1001

This is a UK charity offering information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people up to the age of 25 years.

NHS Choices

An information website from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

OCD Action

0845 390 6232

This is a national charity providing help for children and adults who are affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). They provide support and information and work to raise awareness of the disorder.


0333 212 7890

This is a national charity run by people with lived experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  The provide support and campaign for improved access to services and treatment.

Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide

0800 068 41 41

Papyrus is a UK charity committed to suicide prevention. They run a confidential hotline for children, teenagers and young people who are worried about how they are feeling and for anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Patient UK

A website that provides good quality information about health and disease.


0121 522 7007

Rethink is a national charity which works to help people affected by severe mental illness to lead a better quality of life. They provide services, support groups and information on mental health problems.


0300 304 7000

SANE is a national charity for people with a mental illness. They provide care and support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers. They initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illnesses and they raise awareness and combat stigma through education and campaigning.

Speak Up

0303 123 7013

Speak Up provide advocacy services and resources for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and physical disabilities.

Young Minds

0207 089 5050

Young Minds is a national charity offering information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. They run a telephone helpline for parents and carers worried about a child or young person.