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ABUSE

Kidscape 
Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key.

NAPAC 
NAPAC is the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. We are a registered charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood.

RASA 
RASA is an independent voluntary organisation and registered charity. It was started in 1986 by a group of local women who were aware of the effects of sexual abuse and rape on a woman’s life. Whether it is happening now, happened recently or happened a long time ago, we are here to support you.

Survivors UK 
Within our society there is much ignorance, taboo and misinformation on the crime of male rape and sexual abuse. At Survivors UK we know that in order to help the many thousands of men who have suffered this terrible ordeal, we need to dispel the myths and break down the taboos of male sexual assault.

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BEREAVEMENT

Child Bereavement Charity 
information, support and resources for families and professionals when a child dies, and when a child is bereaved.

Babyloss 
The Babyloss website provides information and support online for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards. We hold an annual Awareness Campaign each October, joining forces with four national charities to plan remembrance events, distribute ribbon pins, and to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and infant loss amongst the general public and within the health sector.

The Ruby Care Foundation 
The Ruby Care Foundation is an international educational charity which was founded by people with a wealth of different kinds of hands-on experience, who care deeply about end-of-life issues; we offer care, counselling and support to those approaching their time of departure from this life.

WAY foundation 
When you’re widowed and young, most people have no idea what you’re going through. You feel alone, lost and scared. But we understand – we’ve all been there too. Every member of WAY lost their partner at an early age. We run social groups across the UK and are growing all the time – there’s probably a group near you.

MIND – Bereavement information 
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

REFUGE
Refuge’s network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.

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LESBIAN, GAY, GENDER

www.lgf.org.uk 
We help influence public policy and opinion on LGBT issues by liaising with leaders in eduction, religion and politics, and by involvement in events such as the LGBT Health Summit .

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month 
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. We are committed to celebrate its diversity and that of the society as a whole. We encourage everyone to see diversity and cultural pluralism as the positive forces that they are and endeavour to reflect this in all we do.

GALOP 
Galop is London’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community safety charity. We are a driving force in changing the way the police work with our communities and give advice and support to those affected by homophobic and transphobic violence or hate crime.

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HOMELESSNESS

Homeless UK – Information about services that help homeless people 
Information on over 8,000 services, including hostels, day centres and other advice and support services for homeless people.

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MENTAL DISTRESS

MIND 
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.

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SELF HARM

RecoverYourLife 
Welcome to RecoverYourLife.com, one of the biggest and best Self Harm Support Communities on the Internet. We strongly believe in a free and open atmosphere here and our non-judgemental approach to all things Self Harm has been a help to thousands of people already. Come in and join us! You’re not alone anymore….

selfharm.org 
This site is a key information resource for young people who self-harm, their friends and families, and professionals working with them.

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SUICIDE

SupportLine.org.uk 
If you are feeling suicidal now you may be feeling very alone, lost, frightened, confused. You may be feeling there is no other way out of your problem, difficulties, worries, feelings, or whatever reason you are contemplating taking your life.

Youth2Youth.co.uk 
Many young people find it difficult to talk to adults; some do not trust them and often young people feel older people just do not understand. Considering the difficulties some young people face when talking to adults there are very few opportunities to contact alternative services. Here at Y2Y we provide that alternative. Our helpline staff are all young people themselves who have been specially trained to help.

CHILDLINE.ORG.UK 
Talking about how you feel and being listened to can help you find a way through your feelings. It’s really important that you talk to someone if you are feeling suicidal. We are here 24 hours a day for you to talk to and if you don’t get through the first time, please try again until you do.

Childline 0800 1111

The Samaritans 
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

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VIOLENCE

Advice Guide 
Advice on issues relating to Domestic violence.

VictimSupport.org 
Victim Support is the independent national charity which helps people cope with crime. We have a network of local branches across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

DIRECT.GOV.UK 
If you are thinking about leaving an abusive relationship and are worried about your safety and that of your child, there is help available. Men have exactly the same rights as women to be safe in their own homes and are entitled to the same help.

officium.org.uk 
This site is a guide to assist people affected by violent crime. It aims to highlight important matters and point people in the right direction. This site also promotes my work related to crime victims and witnesses. My handbook is a guide to all that is best in the field of personal, legal, community and political matters I have come across.

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