Children and Families Organisations
The Scottish Executive has established the Network so that teachers, parents and young people can share ideas about how bullying should be tackled. It is freely open to all.
|Telephone:||0131 651 6100|
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
|Telephone:||0800 1111 (HelpLine)|
Contact, the charity for families with disabled children
Contact support families with the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other. They also help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
|Telephone:||020 7608 8700|
|HelpLine:||0808 808 3555|
|Fax:||020 7608 8701|
Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.
|HelpLine:||08451 228 669|
Down's Syndrome Association
The Down's Syndrome Association provide information, counselling and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers, as well as being a resource for interested professionals.
|Telephone:||020 8682 4001|
|HelpLine:||0333 1212 300|
|Fax:||020 8682 4012|
Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents.
|Telephone:||020 7553 3080|
|HelpLine:||0808 800 2222|
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is a UK charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
|Telephone:||020 7825 2500|
|HelpLine:||0800 800 5000|
|Fax:||020 7825 2525|
The Association for Post Natal Illness
Provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness. Increase public awareness of the illness. Encourages research into its cause and nature
|Telephone:||020 7386 0868|
|Fax:||020 7386 8885|
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
Offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. They aim to give every parent the chance to make informed choices.
|HelpLine:||0300 330 0700|
The National Self Harm Network
The aims of this forum are to:
Support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life
Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm
Raise awareness of the needs of people who self harm, dispel myths and combat discrimination
Empower and enable those that self harm to seek alternatives to self harm and further help where appropriate
The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba)
The Twins and Multiple Births Association, (Tamba) is a nationwide UK charity providing information and mutual support networks for families of twins, triplets and more.
|Telephone:||01252 332 344|
YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people. They provide :-
(1) Free, confidential information and advice for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.
(2) Leaflets and booklets help young people, parents and professionals to understand when a young person feels troubled and where to find help.
(3) Seminars and training increase professional understanding of children's mental health and improve joint working based on good practice and research.
|Telephone:||020 7089 5050|
|HelpLine:||0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4pm)|