Organisations that can offer support and advice for young people and their families
This is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, traumatic and acquired brain injury and specific learning difficulties such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
0121 415 6960
This is a national charity committed to improving the quality of life for people in the UK with a learning disability. They achieve this by influencing policy-makers and other decision-makers, encouraging good practice among practitioners and helping people with a learning disability take charge of their own lives.
0300 666 0126
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation exists to demonstrate that individuals with severe learning disabilities who are described as having challenging behaviour can enjoy normal life opportunities when their behaviour is properly understood and they receive individualised support. The foundation supports families, professionals and others through education, information, research and partnership working.
This is a charity providing support to children and families affected by brain injuries that happen after birth (acquired brain injuries).
Childline is a free, confidential helpline for children and young adults offering help and advice on a wide range of issues.
This is a UK based charity set up by people affected by encephalitis. They offer support and information to adults and children affected by encephalitis, produce evidence-based information on all aspects of the condition, raise awareness and conduct research.
0808 800 5050
This is a UK member-led epilepsy organisation, which acts as the voice of people with epilepsy, their friends, families and health professionals. As well as campaigning to improve epilepsy services, they also offer support and assistance.
Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services. They run a helpline for people with epilepsy and also carry out medical research.
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.
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.
0207 803 1100
This is part of the Mental Health Foundation charity and is a charity that works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities for people with learning disabilities and their families. They provide information, carry out research and work to improve services.
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 right
0333 270 0567
Mencap is an individual membership organisation for people in England, Northern Ireland and Wales with learning disabilities. They provide practical support and advice for people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
0808 800 4104
This is a UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger’s syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and services.
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.
An information website from the National Health Services on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
A website that provides good quality information about health and disease.
0303 123 7013
Speak Up provide advocacy services and resources for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and physical disabilities.
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.