Useful Links

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

Brings together professionals to promote the mental health of infants
Tel 0208 144 2386

Association for Postnatal Illness

Information and advice on post natal depression
Helpline: 0207 386 0868
Fax 02073868885

Association of Child Psychotherapists

120 West Heath Road
London NW3 7TU
Tel 020 8458 1609
Fax 020 8458 1482

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

Fathers Direct

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

Grandparents Association

Promoting access to grandparents
Advice and Information Line 01279 428040

Grandparents plus

Promoting kinship care and supporting grandparents and extended families caring for children
Tel 020 8981 8001


Offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities
Freephone information line 08000 686368

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National Association of Child Contact Centres

Keeps children in touch with both parents through a network of child contact centres.
Tel 0845 4500 280

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

Providing information and resources about ADHD.
Tel: 020 8952 2800

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

Parenting UK

National umbrella organisation for those working in education and family support


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


Post-Adoption Centre

Support for adopted adults and children, adopted parents and birth relatives.
Advice line 020 7284 5879, 10am–1pm, not Thursdays or weekends


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

Winston’s Wish

Guidance and information for families of bereaved children.
Family Line (local rate): 08452 03 04 05
General enquiries 01242 515157


Information and advice for anyone concerned about the mental health of a child or young person
YoungMinds parents’ information service Freephone: 0808 802 5544

Youth Access

Provides telephone signposting for young people
Tel. 020 8772 9900 Mon – Fri