Organisations for parents and professional in alphabetical order.
Many with very good links to related organisations and helpful leaflets for parents and professionals
Advisory Centre for Education
Registered charity offering support and information to parents about state education in England and Wales for 5 to 16 year olds.
Advice line Monday to Friday, 2 to 5pm Freephone 0808 800 5793
Exclusion line 0808 800 0327
Association for Infant Mental Health UK
Association for Postnatal Illness
Association of Child Psychotherapists
Centre for Emotional Development
Based in Brighton, the Centre runs lectures and seminars on the emotional development of children. It offers a psychodynamic approach and speakers include child and adolescent psychotherapists from the UK and abroad.
Free 24-hour confidential help line for children – now part of NSPCC.
Tel 0800 1111
Contact a Family
Help for parents and families who care for children with any disability or special need.
Helpline Freephone: 0808 808 3555
Textphone 0808 808 3356
Tel 020 7608 8700
Cruse Bereavement Care
Support for anyone affected by death
Day by day helpline (national rate): 0844 477 9400
Young persons help freephone 0808 808 1677
Local support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies
Helpline 08451 228 669, 7 days a week 9am – 10pm
Eric – Education and Resources for Improving Childhood incontinence
Helpline 0845 370 8008, 10am – 4pm Monday–Friday
Family Rights Group
Promoting family rights and kinship care
Advice service tel. 0808 801 0366 M0n – Fri 10-12 am 1.30-3.30pm
Kinship Carers Group tel.020 7923 2628
National information centre on fatherhood
Tel. 0845 634 1328
Information advice and support for lone parent families in England and Wales.
Advice line Freephone 0808 802 0925
Offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities
Freephone information line 08000 686368
National Association of Child Contact Centres
National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service
National Childbirth Trust
Helps parents and parents to be to enjoy pregnancy, birth and early parenthood
Local branches Tel. 0300 330 0700
National Family Mediation
Network of over 60 local not-for-profit family mediation services in England and Wales, offering help to couples who are in the process of separation and divorce
Tel 0300 4000 636
NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Telephone and leaflet advice for parents, carers, children and young people
Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111
One Parent Families
Promotes the welfare of lone parents and their children.
Helpline 0808 801 0323 Monday-Friday 9-5pm
Practical information available on the website
The national help, advice and support service for anyone looking after a child. Includes an email helpline and useful leaflets.
Helpline Freephone: 0808 800 2222 or free textphone 0800 7836783
Relationship counselling organisation
Relate Direct for phone appointments booking line 0300 100 1234 Mon-Fri 9 – 5pm
For Relate counsellors 0845 456 1310 local rate
Helpline 0300 100 1234 Mon-Fri 9.30 – 4.30
Scottish Child Psychotherapy Trust
5 Labelle Place
Glasgow G3 7LH
Tel 0141 353 3399
Fax 0141 332 3999
TAMBA – Twins and Multiple Births Association
Information and mutual support for parents and carers with multiple births.
Tel: 0800 138 0509
Information and advice for anyone concerned about the mental health of a child or young person
YoungMinds parents’ information service Freephone: 0808 802 5544