A-Z of Services

Be Well Gloucestershire

A comprehensive list of all the services and support available, listed by category.

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Abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault

The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust provides confidential information, advice and support for people who have experienced rape and sexual violence. Telephone: 0808 801 0818 (Monday-Friday: 10am-8:30pm, Saturday from 10am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm and 6pm-8:30pm and Sunday from...

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Stay Safe East

Stay Safe East provides specialist and holistic advocacy and support services to disabled people who are victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Telephone: 0208 519 7241 Email: [email protected]

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Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters specialise in domestic and gender related violence, including forced marriage and 'honour-based' abuse. They provide specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several languages....

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Safeline

Safeline's National Male Survivor Helpline is a dedicated service for men and boys in England and Wales affected by rape or sexual abuse and those that support them such as friends and family. Telephone: 0808 800 5005 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday and...

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Revenge Porn Helpline

The helpline is a UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn. Due to concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak, the Helpline will be operating an email only service for the time being, therefore...

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Respect

Respect is a domestic abuse organisation which runs a confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families, as well as a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Respect Phoneline:...

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Rape Crisis England and Wales

Rape Crisis Centres provide specialist support and services to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. The Rape Crisis National Helpline offers free, confidential emotional support and information. Telephone: 0808 802 9999 (every day between 12-2.30pm...

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National Domestic Abuse Helpline (run by Refuge)

Refuge's National Domestic Abuse Helpline provides free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims of domestic abuse and those who are worried about friends or loved ones. Telephone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours a day) Email (via...

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NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)

NAPAC offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. They offer a range of resources for survivors, as well as those who care for and work with them. Telephone: 0808 801 0331 (Monday-Thursday...

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ManKind Initiative

Mankind offer support to male victims of domestic abuse. Their helpline provides both emotional support and practical information. Telephone: 01823 334 244 (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm).

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Male Survivors Alliance

The Male Survivors Alliance provides help and information to male victims/survivors or sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation. The National Male Survivors helpline is 0808 800 5005. The helpline is available Mon-Weds 9am-5pm, Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity which provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online as well as handy resources to help overcome financial pressures. Find out more, access their webchat and online tools at: www.nationaldebtline.org Call for free...

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Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is a charity which provides support for women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse. Find out more at: www.womensaid.org.uk  Live Web Chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/ (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm,...

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The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) was set up in 2005 and provides support to victims as well as expert training and guidance to professionals. It is jointly run by the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Contact the Forced Marriage Unit if you’re trying to...

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The Hideout

The Hideout is a charity-supported website created by Women’s Aid to help provide children and young people with information about domestic violence which is easy to read and understand. The site also provides information about how to take positive action if it is...

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SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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NSPCC

NSPCC is a national charity working to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families. They work with schools, provide therapeutic services, undertake research as well as providing support and advice for families and campaigning for change. Find out...

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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The charity offers training to professionals and in schools and operate a National helpline to support victims in immediate danger. Find out more at:...

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Hope House SARC is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They also offer...

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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Safeguarding Adults Board

Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults In Gloucestershire there’s a statutory partnership – the Safeguarding Adults Board of all organisations working together to safeguard adults at risk in the county and they provide support to report, investigate and to stop abuse....

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Sunflowers Suicide Support

Sunflowers Suicide Support provides bereavement support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  Find out more here:  www.sunflowerssuicidesupport.org.uk Call: 01453 826 990 or 07542 527 888 Email: [email protected] 

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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one. Find out more at: www.sueryder.org

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Mental Health Foundation 

Mental Health Foundation Provides information and research on prevention and mental health. Visit: www.mentalhealth.org.uk to find out more about the Foundation’s research, peer programmes, campaigns, advocacy and advice.

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Holly Gazzard Trust helping Domestic Violence

Holly Gazzard Trust is a charity created following the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard in 2014 by an ex-partner. The charity helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools...

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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Support for adults

Revenge Porn Helpline

The helpline is a UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn. Due to concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak, the Helpline will be operating an email only service for the time being, therefore...

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Beyond the Streets

Beyond the Streets provides a confidential call back service for women who are involved in prostitution and want to explore possible alternatives. Telephone: 0800 133 7870 (call back service) Email: [email protected]

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Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers provides services for children and young people, from 8-24 years, who help to care for someone. The person they care for may have physical or mental health needs, a disability or issues related to substance misuse. They offer to meet with...

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust offering mental health support and advice on depression, worry and stress, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more.  To find out more about the support available or to...

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Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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Mind the Frontline

Mind the Frontline is a mental health resource for all healthcare workers. They are a group of psychiatrists working in a variety of clinical settings in Dublin, Ireland. Working on the frontline in mental health, they want to support healthcare colleagues through...

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Frontline19 Support Services

Frontline19 Support Services is a free and confidential service for frontline workers Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19. They can ensure you get the right...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

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National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Our Frontline

Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and are offering round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources,...

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Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline. Find out more at: www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/clinical-and-care-support/bereavement Call: 0300 303 4434 (8am –...

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Sharing Voices

Sharing Voices is a charity based in Bradford that aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities for BAME communities. Find out more at: https://sharingvoices.net/

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Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities. Find out more here: https://blackthrive.org.uk

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory...

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Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families. Find out more at: www.mencap.org.uk Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 111 (Monday to Friday)

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. Their connection with additional key referral partners and...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Find out more about benefits, grants and discounts, carers allowance, services, support for young carers and young adult carers and online chat forums at:...

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support. Their website offers practical information regarding financial support, health, relationships, support breaks and much more. Find out more at: https://www.carersuk.org

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

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Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Find out more at: https://cadcaf.com/

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The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a free confidential charity helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Find out more at: www.thesilverline.org.uk  Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 

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Reengage

Reengage is a national charity which exists to provide social activities and friendship for people over 75 who live alone. They have created a new telephone befriending service for older people called call companions for anyone over the age of 75 who feels lonely or...

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Independent Age

Independent Age is a charity aimed at supporting older adults and families with clear, free and impartial advice on care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility and how to get the help you need to remain independent. Find out more about receiving regular...

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion, Gloucestershire is the local branch of the national Armed Forces charity for veterans. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare...

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Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need. More information is available at:...

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Age UK

Age UK is a charity offering services for older people over the age of 55 including a meals delivery service and a befriending service. The charity can help to resolve issues, provide advice, can help older people to stay connected, signpost older veterans to support...

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers. The service is provided by the NHS and offers a memory assessment service, community dementia...

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UK Smart Recovery

UK Smart Recovery is a charity which promotes choice in recovery through a national network of mutual aid meetings and online training resources. For more information visit: https://smartrecovery.org.uk

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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Find out more at: https://ukna.org Helpline: 0300 999 1212 (10am – midnight)

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RELEASE

RELEASE is an independent charity and a national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The team provides free nonjudgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. For more information...

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FRANK

FRANK is a website and national telephone helpline operated by Public Health England offering honest advice, information and support to anyone concerned about drugs and solvent/volatile substance misuse, including drug misusers, their families, friends and carers. For...

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Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Find out more at: https://cocaineanonymous.org.uk Call: 0800...

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support for anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Members provide meetings in the county to help share experiences and support. Your anonymity is protected by using first names only. You will not be asked...

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) supports the recovery and continued sobriety of individuals. Meetings are available online and in person. Find out more at: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk  Free National Helpline: 0800 9177 650  Email: [email protected] 

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Warm and Well

Warm and Well offers energy efficiency advice to householders and also administers grant funding on behalf of the local authorities and other funders. Find out more here: http://www.warmandwell.co.uk/  Advice line: 0800 500 3076 Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm 

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers information and support for those struggling to pay bills, help with debt, budgeting, rent arrears and more and have local branches in your area. Find out more here: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/  

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POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. www.pohwer.net/Gloucestershire

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) was set up in 2005 and provides support to victims as well as expert training and guidance to professionals. It is jointly run by the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Contact the Forced Marriage Unit if you’re trying to...

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SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The charity offers training to professionals and in schools and operate a National helpline to support victims in immediate danger. Find out more at:...

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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Safeguarding Adults Board

Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults In Gloucestershire there’s a statutory partnership – the Safeguarding Adults Board of all organisations working together to safeguard adults at risk in the county and they provide support to report, investigate and to stop abuse....

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National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is a charitable organisation offering help and support for adults, children and parents struggling with bullying issues. Find out more at: www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk Helpline: 0845 22 55 787 / 0300 323 0169 (Monday to Friday, 9am –...

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BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Acas

Acas is an independent public body that receives funding from the government. They provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on resolving workplace conflict, including bullying. Find out more here> Helpline: 0300 123 1100

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Relate

Relate is a charity providing confidential counselling service by professionally trained counsellors for couples or individuals experiencing relationship problems. Relate offers a range of digital and telephone counselling services. More information is available at:...

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The Listening Post

The Listening Post provides counselling support to Gloucestershire adults. Find out more here: https://listeningpost.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services is a charity offering a range of counselling in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for individuals, couples, children and families, schools and other services. For more information, visit: www.gloscounselling.org.uk or email:...

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Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging. They also have useful resources on their website including an emotional wellbeing support pack. The service is open 10am-10pm every day. All...

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box or find out more: www.stonewall.org.uk 

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Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD). Find out more: www.pinktherapy.com/

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help. Find out more at: https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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Gloscats

Gloscats provides support for the transgender community in Gloucestershire. Find out more here: www.gloscats.org.uk

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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community. For more information about their work or to find out how you can access support through the GayGlos Parent’s Group, LGBT+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Widowed and Young (WAY)

Widowed and Young (WAY) supports anyone aged 50 or under when their partner has died. Membership (for a fee) grants access to a confidential support line, social events, and contact with local volunteers. Find out more here: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk 

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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one. Find out more at: www.sueryder.org

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Selfharm.co.uk

Selfharm.co.uk is a charity which supports young people aged 14-19 impacted by self-harm and provides information and a moderated discussion board where you can ask questions and get support. Visit: www.selfharm.co.uk to find out more 

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National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role. The charity runs an online support forum serving over 2500 members. This forum is administered and moderated by...

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Harmless

Harmless is a sponsored organisation which provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information to people who self-harm, their friends and families. Find out more at: https://harmless.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers. Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text/webchat support.   Call: 0808 801 0606, text: 07537...

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Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group

Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group is part of a network of support groups all over the country coordinated by Beat Eating Disorders. They offer a confidential, approachable and understanding forum for help, support and information and provide discussion and...

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and are an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The teams offer advice and support when you feel you require...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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SANE

SANE Is a charity which believes that no one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair alone. If you need help or emotional support visit: www.sane.org.uk  to find out more, access the support forum and text care or other services supported by...

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Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity which offers practical help and information for anyone affected by mental illness on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, living with mental illness, medication and care. Visit the Rethink Mental Illness website for...

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Mind

Mind is a national charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Visit: www.mind.org.uk to find out more about the support they provide,...

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Independence Trust

Independence Trust provides a range of services aimed at supporting you in strengthening your emotional and physical wellbeing and promoting better attitudes to mental and physical health. More information is available at: www.independencetrust.co.uk  

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to...

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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Anyone can hit a crisis point. CALM runs a free and confidential national charity helpline and webchat for men who need to talk about life’s problems and spreads awareness about depression and the devastating impact of suicide....

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Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression. Visit: www.anxietyuk.org.uk to find more, or to get support no, text: 07537 416 905 or call the Helpline between 9.30am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri on: 03444...

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Support at The Cavern

Support at The Cavern, funded by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, provides listening support, low level interventions such as board games and adult colouring, inclusive activities such as quiz nights and offers a supportive environment for Gloucestershire...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Alexandra Wellbeing House

The Alexandra Wellbeing House is a partnership project between Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind & Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.  It offers a preventative approach for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges and to...

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Qwell

Qwell is an online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous...

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Gloucestershire Recovery in Psychosis Team (GRiP)

(GRiP) is an early intervention service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for people aged between 14 and 65 who are at risk of experiencing (at risk mental state or ARMS) or who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  To find out...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

CRHTT is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and is an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The team offers advice and support when you feel you require an increased level of care, due to your mental...

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Community Advice, Links, Mental Health Support (CALMHS)

CALMHS offers those aged over 18, living in Gloucestershire and registered with a Gloucestershire GP, with moderate to severe mental ill health, one-to-one support, personal support plans and signposting to other services.  Tel: 0345 8638 323 or 01452 317 460, or...

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Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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Advocacy and healthcare support

National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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RELEASE

RELEASE is an independent charity and a national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The team provides free nonjudgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. For more information...

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers information and support for those struggling to pay bills, help with debt, budgeting, rent arrears and more and have local branches in your area. Find out more here: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/  

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Coram Voice

Coram Voice is a charity representing children’s rights and supporting children and young people in or leaving care. It provides advice and puts young people in contact with local advocates to help ensure children and young people are fully engaged in all decisions...

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POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. www.pohwer.net/Gloucestershire

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Time to change

Time to change is a social movement led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness aimed at ending mental health discrimination. To access resources, to read about mental health, personal stories and inspiring change makers as well as local hubs, toolkits and local...

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MindEd for Families

Parents who are concerned about their child’s behaviour or emotional wellbeing can go on the MindEd for Families site www.minded.org.uk/families for free, practical information to help you to understand your child and support them through whatever they are going...

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Mental Health Foundation 

Mental Health Foundation Provides information and research on prevention and mental health. Visit: www.mentalhealth.org.uk to find out more about the Foundation’s research, peer programmes, campaigns, advocacy and advice.

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Qwell

Qwell is an online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous...

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Kooth

Kooth is an anonymous online mental wellbeing platform available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week provided by Gloucestershire County Council for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Gloucestershire experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low...

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Community Advice, Links, Mental Health Support (CALMHS)

CALMHS offers those aged over 18, living in Gloucestershire and registered with a Gloucestershire GP, with moderate to severe mental ill health, one-to-one support, personal support plans and signposting to other services.  Tel: 0345 8638 323 or 01452 317 460, or...

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Support for people with autism

National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Additional support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters specialise in domestic and gender related violence, including forced marriage and 'honour-based' abuse. They provide specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several languages....

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Future Me Gloucestershire

Future Me Gloucestershire is a team of young people from across Gloucestershire who came together as Future Me Youth Representatives in August 2020 to represent and connect with other young people so they can share their views and experiences of growing up in this...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Our Frontline

Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and are offering round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources,...

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Sharing Voices

Sharing Voices is a charity based in Bradford that aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities for BAME communities. Find out more at: https://sharingvoices.net/

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Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities. Find out more here: https://blackthrive.org.uk

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Bereavement, grief and loss

Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a national childhood bereavement charity which provides practical and emotional support for children, young people and those who care for them after the death of a parent or sibling. Their expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support...

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Widowed and Young (WAY)

Widowed and Young (WAY) supports anyone aged 50 or under when their partner has died. Membership (for a fee) grants access to a confidential support line, social events, and contact with local volunteers. Find out more here: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk 

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Sunflowers Suicide Support

Sunflowers Suicide Support provides bereavement support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  Find out more here:  www.sunflowerssuicidesupport.org.uk Call: 01453 826 990 or 07542 527 888 Email: [email protected] 

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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one. Find out more at: www.sueryder.org

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Bullying

Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. Find out more at: www.kidscape.org.uk or email: [email protected] 

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BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Acas

Acas is an independent public body that receives funding from the government. They provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on resolving workplace conflict, including bullying. Find out more here> Helpline: 0300 123 1100

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Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families. Find out more: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk 

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth offers support to young people aged between 11 – 19 with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including: relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers provides services for children and young people, from 8-24 years, who help to care for someone. The person they care for may have physical or mental health needs, a disability or issues related to substance misuse. They offer to meet with...

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Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Find out more about benefits, grants and discounts, carers allowance, services, support for young carers and young adult carers and online chat forums at:...

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support. Their website offers practical information regarding financial support, health, relationships, support breaks and much more. Find out more at: https://www.carersuk.org

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

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Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Find out more at: https://cadcaf.com/

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers. The service is provided by the NHS and offers a memory assessment service, community dementia...

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Children, Young People & Families

Safeline

Safeline's National Male Survivor Helpline is a dedicated service for men and boys in England and Wales affected by rape or sexual abuse and those that support them such as friends and family. Telephone: 0808 800 5005 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday and...

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Future Me Gloucestershire

Future Me Gloucestershire is a team of young people from across Gloucestershire who came together as Future Me Youth Representatives in August 2020 to represent and connect with other young people so they can share their views and experiences of growing up in this...

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Dad Matters

Dad Matters is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire and provides support for dads with children under 3, including antenatal groups and perinatal mental health support groups. Visit: www.home-startgloucesteshire.org.uk/dad-matters  or take a look at their Facebook...

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Mothers in Mind

Mothers in Mind is a peer support drop in group for mums struggling with their mental health and is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire. Visit:  www.facebook.com/MothersInMindGlos or the dedicated pages on the Home-Start website:...

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Home-Start Gloucestershire

Home-Start Gloucestershire's aim is to provide early support to families who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life, including a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, physical and mental health issues. They work alongside...

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Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers provides services for children and young people, from 8-24 years, who help to care for someone. The person they care for may have physical or mental health needs, a disability or issues related to substance misuse. They offer to meet with...

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Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

read more

National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

read more

Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

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National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities. Find out more here: https://blackthrive.org.uk

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

read more

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory...

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Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families. Find out more at: www.mencap.org.uk Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 111 (Monday to Friday)

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Find out more about benefits, grants and discounts, carers allowance, services, support for young carers and young adult carers and online chat forums at:...

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

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Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Find out more at: https://cadcaf.com/

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Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need. More information is available at:...

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers. The service is provided by the NHS and offers a memory assessment service, community dementia...

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National Association for Children of Alcoholics

NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) is a charity which provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. For more information, support and advice as well as message boards, visit: https://nacoa.org.uk  Free...

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InfoBuzz  

If you are aged 11-17 and have concerns about your own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, you can receive free and confidential advice support and guidance. You can contact them yourself or ask your school, youth club or other support worker to contact them on...

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FRANK

FRANK is a website and national telephone helpline operated by Public Health England offering honest advice, information and support to anyone concerned about drugs and solvent/volatile substance misuse, including drug misusers, their families, friends and carers. For...

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support for anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Members provide meetings in the county to help share experiences and support. Your anonymity is protected by using first names only. You will not be asked...

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National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity which provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online as well as handy resources to help overcome financial pressures. Find out more, access their webchat and online tools at: www.nationaldebtline.org Call for free...

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Coram Voice

Coram Voice is a charity representing children’s rights and supporting children and young people in or leaving care. It provides advice and puts young people in contact with local advocates to help ensure children and young people are fully engaged in all decisions...

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POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. www.pohwer.net/Gloucestershire

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is a charity which provides support for women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse. Find out more at: www.womensaid.org.uk  Live Web Chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/ (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm,...

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The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) was set up in 2005 and provides support to victims as well as expert training and guidance to professionals. It is jointly run by the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Contact the Forced Marriage Unit if you’re trying to...

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The Hideout

The Hideout is a charity-supported website created by Women’s Aid to help provide children and young people with information about domestic violence which is easy to read and understand. The site also provides information about how to take positive action if it is...

read more

SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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NSPCC

NSPCC is a national charity working to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families. They work with schools, provide therapeutic services, undertake research as well as providing support and advice for families and campaigning for change. Find out...

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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The charity offers training to professionals and in schools and operate a National helpline to support victims in immediate danger. Find out more at:...

read more

Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Hope House SARC is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They also offer...

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is a charitable organisation offering help and support for adults, children and parents struggling with bullying issues. Find out more at: www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk Helpline: 0845 22 55 787 / 0300 323 0169 (Monday to Friday, 9am –...

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Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. Find out more at: www.kidscape.org.uk or email: [email protected] 

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BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services is a charity offering a range of counselling in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for individuals, couples, children and families, schools and other services. For more information, visit: www.gloscounselling.org.uk or email:...

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Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging. They also have useful resources on their website including an emotional wellbeing support pack. The service is open 10am-10pm every day. All...

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box or find out more: www.stonewall.org.uk 

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Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD). Find out more: www.pinktherapy.com/

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Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families. Find out more: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk 

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help. Find out more at: https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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Parents of Gay and Trans Youth (POGTY)

POGTY is a Gloucestershire support group for parents and carers of young people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. Visit their Facebook page to find out more: www.facebook.com/glospogty 

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Gloscats

Gloscats provides support for the transgender community in Gloucestershire. Find out more here: www.gloscats.org.uk

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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community. For more information about their work or to find out how you can access support through the GayGlos Parent’s Group, LGBT+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers...

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School Nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not. Based in the community, rather than individual schools, they work as a team in collaboration with education, health professionals and other services...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a national childhood bereavement charity which provides practical and emotional support for children, young people and those who care for them after the death of a parent or sibling. Their expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support...

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Selfharm.co.uk

Selfharm.co.uk is a charity which supports young people aged 14-19 impacted by self-harm and provides information and a moderated discussion board where you can ask questions and get support. Visit: www.selfharm.co.uk to find out more 

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National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role. The charity runs an online support forum serving over 2500 members. This forum is administered and moderated by...

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Harmless

Harmless is a sponsored organisation which provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information to people who self-harm, their friends and families. Find out more at: https://harmless.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers. Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text/webchat support.   Call: 0808 801 0606, text: 07537...

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Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group

Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group is part of a network of support groups all over the country coordinated by Beat Eating Disorders. They offer a confidential, approachable and understanding forum for help, support and information and provide discussion and...

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

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Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide is a national charity which provides confidential support and practical advice for any children and young people under the age of 35 who may be having suicidal thoughts or their parents/carers who might be concerned about someone...

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YoungMinds

YoungMinds Is a national charity for children and young people who need mental health support. For more information about feelings, symptoms, looking after yourself or other guidance visit: www.youngminds.org.uk  Young person in mental health crisis? Text the...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity which offers practical help and information for anyone affected by mental illness on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, living with mental illness, medication and care. Visit the Rethink Mental Illness website for...

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MindEd for Families

Parents who are concerned about their child’s behaviour or emotional wellbeing can go on the MindEd for Families site www.minded.org.uk/families for free, practical information to help you to understand your child and support them through whatever they are going...

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Independence Trust

Independence Trust provides a range of services aimed at supporting you in strengthening your emotional and physical wellbeing and promoting better attitudes to mental and physical health. More information is available at: www.independencetrust.co.uk  

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth offers support to young people aged between 11 – 19 with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including: relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Tic+

Tic+ is a Gloucestershire-based charity which provides confidential counselling, support and care for young people and their families. For more information visit: www.ticplus.org.uk or call: 01594 372777.  Tic+chat is an anonymous, safe, confidential 1-2-1 live...

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School nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not. Based in the community, rather than individual schools, they work as a team in collaboration with education, health professionals and other services...

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Kooth

Kooth is an anonymous online mental wellbeing platform available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week provided by Gloucestershire County Council for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Gloucestershire experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low...

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Gloucestershire Recovery in Psychosis Team (GRiP)

(GRiP) is an early intervention service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for people aged between 14 and 65 who are at risk of experiencing (at risk mental state or ARMS) or who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  To find out...

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Community Autism Support and Advice (CASA)

CASA is provided by the Independence Trust and commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council and offers support for those aged 18 and over (and young people aged 17 and over transitioning to adult services) with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition, whose needs...

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Previously named CYPS, provides specialist NHS mental health services for children and young people, their families and carers who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties, from birth to their 18th birthday. Find out more about the...

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Child Friendly Gloucestershire

A new initiative which aims to build a brighter future for young people in the county. Supported by council, police and NHS leaders across the county, the aim is to create a county which provides children and young people with a voice in the decisions that affect...

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Counselling

Safeline

Safeline's National Male Survivor Helpline is a dedicated service for men and boys in England and Wales affected by rape or sexual abuse and those that support them such as friends and family. Telephone: 0808 800 5005 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday and...

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Future Me Gloucestershire

Future Me Gloucestershire is a team of young people from across Gloucestershire who came together as Future Me Youth Representatives in August 2020 to represent and connect with other young people so they can share their views and experiences of growing up in this...

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Dad Matters

Dad Matters is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire and provides support for dads with children under 3, including antenatal groups and perinatal mental health support groups. Visit: www.home-startgloucesteshire.org.uk/dad-matters  or take a look at their Facebook...

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Mothers in Mind

Mothers in Mind is a peer support drop in group for mums struggling with their mental health and is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire. Visit:  www.facebook.com/MothersInMindGlos or the dedicated pages on the Home-Start website:...

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Home-Start Gloucestershire

Home-Start Gloucestershire's aim is to provide early support to families who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life, including a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, physical and mental health issues. They work alongside...

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Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers provides services for children and young people, from 8-24 years, who help to care for someone. The person they care for may have physical or mental health needs, a disability or issues related to substance misuse. They offer to meet with...

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Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

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National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities. Find out more here: https://blackthrive.org.uk

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory...

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Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families. Find out more at: www.mencap.org.uk Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 111 (Monday to Friday)

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Find out more about benefits, grants and discounts, carers allowance, services, support for young carers and young adult carers and online chat forums at:...

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

read more

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Find out more at: https://cadcaf.com/

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Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need. More information is available at:...

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers. The service is provided by the NHS and offers a memory assessment service, community dementia...

read more

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) is a charity which provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. For more information, support and advice as well as message boards, visit: https://nacoa.org.uk  Free...

read more

InfoBuzz  

If you are aged 11-17 and have concerns about your own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, you can receive free and confidential advice support and guidance. You can contact them yourself or ask your school, youth club or other support worker to contact them on...

read more

FRANK

FRANK is a website and national telephone helpline operated by Public Health England offering honest advice, information and support to anyone concerned about drugs and solvent/volatile substance misuse, including drug misusers, their families, friends and carers. For...

read more

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support for anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Members provide meetings in the county to help share experiences and support. Your anonymity is protected by using first names only. You will not be asked...

read more

National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity which provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online as well as handy resources to help overcome financial pressures. Find out more, access their webchat and online tools at: www.nationaldebtline.org Call for free...

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Coram Voice

Coram Voice is a charity representing children’s rights and supporting children and young people in or leaving care. It provides advice and puts young people in contact with local advocates to help ensure children and young people are fully engaged in all decisions...

read more

POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. www.pohwer.net/Gloucestershire

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is a charity which provides support for women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse. Find out more at: www.womensaid.org.uk  Live Web Chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/ (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm,...

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The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) was set up in 2005 and provides support to victims as well as expert training and guidance to professionals. It is jointly run by the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Contact the Forced Marriage Unit if you’re trying to...

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The Hideout

The Hideout is a charity-supported website created by Women’s Aid to help provide children and young people with information about domestic violence which is easy to read and understand. The site also provides information about how to take positive action if it is...

read more

SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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NSPCC

NSPCC is a national charity working to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families. They work with schools, provide therapeutic services, undertake research as well as providing support and advice for families and campaigning for change. Find out...

read more

Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The charity offers training to professionals and in schools and operate a National helpline to support victims in immediate danger. Find out more at:...

read more

Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Hope House SARC is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They also offer...

read more

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

read more

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is a charitable organisation offering help and support for adults, children and parents struggling with bullying issues. Find out more at: www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk Helpline: 0845 22 55 787 / 0300 323 0169 (Monday to Friday, 9am –...

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Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. Find out more at: www.kidscape.org.uk or email: [email protected] 

read more

BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services is a charity offering a range of counselling in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for individuals, couples, children and families, schools and other services. For more information, visit: www.gloscounselling.org.uk or email:...

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Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging. They also have useful resources on their website including an emotional wellbeing support pack. The service is open 10am-10pm every day. All...

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box or find out more: www.stonewall.org.uk 

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Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD). Find out more: www.pinktherapy.com/

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Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families. Find out more: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk 

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help. Find out more at: https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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Parents of Gay and Trans Youth (POGTY)

POGTY is a Gloucestershire support group for parents and carers of young people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. Visit their Facebook page to find out more: www.facebook.com/glospogty 

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Gloscats

Gloscats provides support for the transgender community in Gloucestershire. Find out more here: www.gloscats.org.uk

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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community. For more information about their work or to find out how you can access support through the GayGlos Parent’s Group, LGBT+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers...

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School Nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not. Based in the community, rather than individual schools, they work as a team in collaboration with education, health professionals and other services...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a national childhood bereavement charity which provides practical and emotional support for children, young people and those who care for them after the death of a parent or sibling. Their expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support...

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Selfharm.co.uk

Selfharm.co.uk is a charity which supports young people aged 14-19 impacted by self-harm and provides information and a moderated discussion board where you can ask questions and get support. Visit: www.selfharm.co.uk to find out more 

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National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role. The charity runs an online support forum serving over 2500 members. This forum is administered and moderated by...

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Harmless

Harmless is a sponsored organisation which provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information to people who self-harm, their friends and families. Find out more at: https://harmless.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers. Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text/webchat support.   Call: 0808 801 0606, text: 07537...

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Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group

Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group is part of a network of support groups all over the country coordinated by Beat Eating Disorders. They offer a confidential, approachable and understanding forum for help, support and information and provide discussion and...

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

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Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide is a national charity which provides confidential support and practical advice for any children and young people under the age of 35 who may be having suicidal thoughts or their parents/carers who might be concerned about someone...

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YoungMinds

YoungMinds Is a national charity for children and young people who need mental health support. For more information about feelings, symptoms, looking after yourself or other guidance visit: www.youngminds.org.uk  Young person in mental health crisis? Text the...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity which offers practical help and information for anyone affected by mental illness on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, living with mental illness, medication and care. Visit the Rethink Mental Illness website for...

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MindEd for Families

Parents who are concerned about their child’s behaviour or emotional wellbeing can go on the MindEd for Families site www.minded.org.uk/families for free, practical information to help you to understand your child and support them through whatever they are going...

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Independence Trust

Independence Trust provides a range of services aimed at supporting you in strengthening your emotional and physical wellbeing and promoting better attitudes to mental and physical health. More information is available at: www.independencetrust.co.uk  

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth offers support to young people aged between 11 – 19 with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including: relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Tic+

Tic+ is a Gloucestershire-based charity which provides confidential counselling, support and care for young people and their families. For more information visit: www.ticplus.org.uk or call: 01594 372777.  Tic+chat is an anonymous, safe, confidential 1-2-1 live...

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School nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not. Based in the community, rather than individual schools, they work as a team in collaboration with education, health professionals and other services...

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Kooth

Kooth is an anonymous online mental wellbeing platform available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week provided by Gloucestershire County Council for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Gloucestershire experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low...

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Gloucestershire Recovery in Psychosis Team (GRiP)

(GRiP) is an early intervention service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for people aged between 14 and 65 who are at risk of experiencing (at risk mental state or ARMS) or who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  To find out...

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Community Autism Support and Advice (CASA)

CASA is provided by the Independence Trust and commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council and offers support for those aged 18 and over (and young people aged 17 and over transitioning to adult services) with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition, whose needs...

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Previously named CYPS, provides specialist NHS mental health services for children and young people, their families and carers who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties, from birth to their 18th birthday. Find out more about the...

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Child Friendly Gloucestershire

A new initiative which aims to build a brighter future for young people in the county. Supported by council, police and NHS leaders across the county, the aim is to create a county which provides children and young people with a voice in the decisions that affect...

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Drugs and alcohol

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers provides services for children and young people, from 8-24 years, who help to care for someone. The person they care for may have physical or mental health needs, a disability or issues related to substance misuse. They offer to meet with...

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Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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UK Smart Recovery

UK Smart Recovery is a charity which promotes choice in recovery through a national network of mutual aid meetings and online training resources. For more information visit: https://smartrecovery.org.uk

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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Find out more at: https://ukna.org Helpline: 0300 999 1212 (10am – midnight)

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RELEASE

RELEASE is an independent charity and a national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The team provides free nonjudgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. For more information...

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National Association for Children of Alcoholics

NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) is a charity which provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. For more information, support and advice as well as message boards, visit: https://nacoa.org.uk  Free...

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Marijuana Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that that may solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. Find out more at: https://marijuana-anonymous.org.uk

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InfoBuzz  

If you are aged 11-17 and have concerns about your own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, you can receive free and confidential advice support and guidance. You can contact them yourself or ask your school, youth club or other support worker to contact them on...

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FRANK

FRANK is a website and national telephone helpline operated by Public Health England offering honest advice, information and support to anyone concerned about drugs and solvent/volatile substance misuse, including drug misusers, their families, friends and carers. For...

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Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Find out more at: https://cocaineanonymous.org.uk Call: 0800...

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support for anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Members provide meetings in the county to help share experiences and support. Your anonymity is protected by using first names only. You will not be asked...

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) supports the recovery and continued sobriety of individuals. Meetings are available online and in person. Find out more at: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk  Free National Helpline: 0800 9177 650  Email: [email protected] 

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth offers support to young people aged between 11 – 19 with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including: relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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Eating disorders

Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group

Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group is part of a network of support groups all over the country coordinated by Beat Eating Disorders. They offer a confidential, approachable and understanding forum for help, support and information and provide discussion and...

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Finance and debt support

Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Find out more about benefits, grants and discounts, carers allowance, services, support for young carers and young adult carers and online chat forums at:...

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Independent Age

Independent Age is a charity aimed at supporting older adults and families with clear, free and impartial advice on care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility and how to get the help you need to remain independent. Find out more about receiving regular...

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Warm and Well

Warm and Well offers energy efficiency advice to householders and also administers grant funding on behalf of the local authorities and other funders. Find out more here: http://www.warmandwell.co.uk/  Advice line: 0800 500 3076 Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm 

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National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity which provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online as well as handy resources to help overcome financial pressures. Find out more, access their webchat and online tools at: www.nationaldebtline.org Call for free...

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers information and support for those struggling to pay bills, help with debt, budgeting, rent arrears and more and have local branches in your area. Find out more here: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/  

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Health and wellbeing

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust offering mental health support and advice on depression, worry and stress, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more.  To find out more about the support available or to...

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Frontline19 Support Services

Frontline19 Support Services is a free and confidential service for frontline workers Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19. They can ensure you get the right...

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Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Our Frontline

Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and are offering round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources,...

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Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline. Find out more at: www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/clinical-and-care-support/bereavement Call: 0300 303 4434 (8am –...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Key Workers

Mind the Frontline

Mind the Frontline is a mental health resource for all healthcare workers. They are a group of psychiatrists working in a variety of clinical settings in Dublin, Ireland. Working on the frontline in mental health, they want to support healthcare colleagues through...

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Frontline19 Support Services

Frontline19 Support Services is a free and confidential service for frontline workers Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19. They can ensure you get the right...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Our Frontline

Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and are offering round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources,...

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Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline. Find out more at: www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/clinical-and-care-support/bereavement Call: 0300 303 4434 (8am –...

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Learning disabilities

National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families. Find out more at: www.mencap.org.uk Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 111 (Monday to Friday)

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Additional support for LGBT+

Galop

Galop runs a specialist helpline for LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence. Telephone: 0800 999 5428 (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Wednesday-Thursday 10am-8pm) Email: [email protected]

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Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

read more

Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

read more

Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

read more

www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

read more

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is a charity which provides support for women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse. Find out more at: www.womensaid.org.uk  Live Web Chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/ (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm,...

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SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. Find out more at: www.kidscape.org.uk or email: [email protected] 

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BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging. They also have useful resources on their website including an emotional wellbeing support pack. The service is open 10am-10pm every day. All...

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box or find out more: www.stonewall.org.uk 

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Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD). Find out more: www.pinktherapy.com/

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Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families. Find out more: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk 

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help. Find out more at: https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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Parents of Gay and Trans Youth (POGTY)

POGTY is a Gloucestershire support group for parents and carers of young people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. Visit their Facebook page to find out more: www.facebook.com/glospogty 

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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community. For more information about their work or to find out how you can access support through the GayGlos Parent’s Group, LGBT+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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Tic+

Tic+ is a Gloucestershire-based charity which provides confidential counselling, support and care for young people and their families. For more information visit: www.ticplus.org.uk or call: 01594 372777.  Tic+chat is an anonymous, safe, confidential 1-2-1 live...

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Support for long-term health conditions

Stay Safe East

Stay Safe East provides specialist and holistic advocacy and support services to disabled people who are victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Telephone: 0208 519 7241 Email: [email protected]

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support. Their website offers practical information regarding financial support, health, relationships, support breaks and much more. Find out more at: https://www.carersuk.org

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and are an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The teams offer advice and support when you feel you require...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

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Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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Mental Health support

NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)

NAPAC offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. They offer a range of resources for survivors, as well as those who care for and work with them. Telephone: 0808 801 0331 (Monday-Thursday...

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Dad Matters

Dad Matters is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire and provides support for dads with children under 3, including antenatal groups and perinatal mental health support groups. Visit: www.home-startgloucesteshire.org.uk/dad-matters  or take a look at their Facebook...

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Mothers in Mind

Mothers in Mind is a peer support drop in group for mums struggling with their mental health and is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire. Visit:  www.facebook.com/MothersInMindGlos or the dedicated pages on the Home-Start website:...

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust offering mental health support and advice on depression, worry and stress, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more.  To find out more about the support available or to...

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

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National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline. Find out more at: www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/clinical-and-care-support/bereavement Call: 0300 303 4434 (8am –...

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Sharing Voices

Sharing Voices is a charity based in Bradford that aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities for BAME communities. Find out more at: https://sharingvoices.net/

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory...

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Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families. Find out more at: www.mencap.org.uk Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 111 (Monday to Friday)

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. Their connection with additional key referral partners and...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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NSPCC

NSPCC is a national charity working to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families. They work with schools, provide therapeutic services, undertake research as well as providing support and advice for families and campaigning for change. Find out...

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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The charity offers training to professionals and in schools and operate a National helpline to support victims in immediate danger. Find out more at:...

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Hope House SARC is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They also offer...

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Safeguarding Adults Board

Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults In Gloucestershire there’s a statutory partnership – the Safeguarding Adults Board of all organisations working together to safeguard adults at risk in the county and they provide support to report, investigate and to stop abuse....

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National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is a charitable organisation offering help and support for adults, children and parents struggling with bullying issues. Find out more at: www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk Helpline: 0845 22 55 787 / 0300 323 0169 (Monday to Friday, 9am –...

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Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. Find out more at: www.kidscape.org.uk or email: [email protected] 

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BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Acas

Acas is an independent public body that receives funding from the government. They provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on resolving workplace conflict, including bullying. Find out more here> Helpline: 0300 123 1100

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Relate

Relate is a charity providing confidential counselling service by professionally trained counsellors for couples or individuals experiencing relationship problems. Relate offers a range of digital and telephone counselling services. More information is available at:...

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The Listening Post

The Listening Post provides counselling support to Gloucestershire adults. Find out more here: https://listeningpost.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services is a charity offering a range of counselling in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for individuals, couples, children and families, schools and other services. For more information, visit: www.gloscounselling.org.uk or email:...

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Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging. They also have useful resources on their website including an emotional wellbeing support pack. The service is open 10am-10pm every day. All...

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box or find out more: www.stonewall.org.uk 

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Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD). Find out more: www.pinktherapy.com/

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Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families. Find out more: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk 

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help. Find out more at: https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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Parents of Gay and Trans Youth (POGTY)

POGTY is a Gloucestershire support group for parents and carers of young people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. Visit their Facebook page to find out more: www.facebook.com/glospogty 

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Gloscats

Gloscats provides support for the transgender community in Gloucestershire. Find out more here: www.gloscats.org.uk

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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community. For more information about their work or to find out how you can access support through the GayGlos Parent’s Group, LGBT+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a national childhood bereavement charity which provides practical and emotional support for children, young people and those who care for them after the death of a parent or sibling. Their expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support...

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Sunflowers Suicide Support

Sunflowers Suicide Support provides bereavement support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  Find out more here:  www.sunflowerssuicidesupport.org.uk Call: 01453 826 990 or 07542 527 888 Email: [email protected] 

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Selfharm.co.uk

Selfharm.co.uk is a charity which supports young people aged 14-19 impacted by self-harm and provides information and a moderated discussion board where you can ask questions and get support. Visit: www.selfharm.co.uk to find out more 

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National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role. The charity runs an online support forum serving over 2500 members. This forum is administered and moderated by...

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Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers. Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text/webchat support.   Call: 0808 801 0606, text: 07537...

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

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Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide is a national charity which provides confidential support and practical advice for any children and young people under the age of 35 who may be having suicidal thoughts or their parents/carers who might be concerned about someone...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and are an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The teams offer advice and support when you feel you require...

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YoungMinds

YoungMinds Is a national charity for children and young people who need mental health support. For more information about feelings, symptoms, looking after yourself or other guidance visit: www.youngminds.org.uk  Young person in mental health crisis? Text the...

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Time to change

Time to change is a social movement led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness aimed at ending mental health discrimination. To access resources, to read about mental health, personal stories and inspiring change makers as well as local hubs, toolkits and local...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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SANE

SANE Is a charity which believes that no one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair alone. If you need help or emotional support visit: www.sane.org.uk  to find out more, access the support forum and text care or other services supported by...

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Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity which offers practical help and information for anyone affected by mental illness on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, living with mental illness, medication and care. Visit the Rethink Mental Illness website for...

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MindEd for Families

Parents who are concerned about their child’s behaviour or emotional wellbeing can go on the MindEd for Families site www.minded.org.uk/families for free, practical information to help you to understand your child and support them through whatever they are going...

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Mind

Mind is a national charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Visit: www.mind.org.uk to find out more about the support they provide,...

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Mental Health Foundation 

Mental Health Foundation Provides information and research on prevention and mental health. Visit: www.mentalhealth.org.uk to find out more about the Foundation’s research, peer programmes, campaigns, advocacy and advice.

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Independence Trust

Independence Trust provides a range of services aimed at supporting you in strengthening your emotional and physical wellbeing and promoting better attitudes to mental and physical health. More information is available at: www.independencetrust.co.uk  

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to...

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Anyone can hit a crisis point. CALM runs a free and confidential national charity helpline and webchat for men who need to talk about life’s problems and spreads awareness about depression and the devastating impact of suicide....

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Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression. Visit: www.anxietyuk.org.uk to find more, or to get support no, text: 07537 416 905 or call the Helpline between 9.30am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri on: 03444...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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Support at The Cavern

Support at The Cavern, funded by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, provides listening support, low level interventions such as board games and adult colouring, inclusive activities such as quiz nights and offers a supportive environment for Gloucestershire...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Alexandra Wellbeing House

The Alexandra Wellbeing House is a partnership project between Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind & Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.  It offers a preventative approach for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges and to...

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Tic+

Tic+ is a Gloucestershire-based charity which provides confidential counselling, support and care for young people and their families. For more information visit: www.ticplus.org.uk or call: 01594 372777.  Tic+chat is an anonymous, safe, confidential 1-2-1 live...

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School nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not. Based in the community, rather than individual schools, they work as a team in collaboration with education, health professionals and other services...

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Qwell

Qwell is an online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous...

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Kooth

Kooth is an anonymous online mental wellbeing platform available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week provided by Gloucestershire County Council for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Gloucestershire experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low...

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GlosTalks

GlosTalks is a Gloucestershire campaign aimed at ending stigma against mental health. Find out more: www.glostalks.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Recovery in Psychosis Team (GRiP)

(GRiP) is an early intervention service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for people aged between 14 and 65 who are at risk of experiencing (at risk mental state or ARMS) or who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  To find out...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

CRHTT is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and is an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The team offers advice and support when you feel you require an increased level of care, due to your mental...

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Community Advice, Links, Mental Health Support (CALMHS)

CALMHS offers those aged over 18, living in Gloucestershire and registered with a Gloucestershire GP, with moderate to severe mental ill health, one-to-one support, personal support plans and signposting to other services.  Tel: 0345 8638 323 or 01452 317 460, or...

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Community Autism Support and Advice (CASA)

CASA is provided by the Independence Trust and commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council and offers support for those aged 18 and over (and young people aged 17 and over transitioning to adult services) with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition, whose needs...

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust offering mental health support and advice on depression, emotional wellbeing with a baby, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more.  To find out more about the support...

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Previously named CYPS, provides specialist NHS mental health services for children and young people, their families and carers who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties, from birth to their 18th birthday. Find out more about the...

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Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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Older People

Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. Their connection with additional key referral partners and...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support. Their website offers practical information regarding financial support, health, relationships, support breaks and much more. Find out more at: https://www.carersuk.org

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

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The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a free confidential charity helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Find out more at: www.thesilverline.org.uk  Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 

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Reengage

Reengage is a national charity which exists to provide social activities and friendship for people over 75 who live alone. They have created a new telephone befriending service for older people called call companions for anyone over the age of 75 who feels lonely or...

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Independent Age

Independent Age is a charity aimed at supporting older adults and families with clear, free and impartial advice on care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility and how to get the help you need to remain independent. Find out more about receiving regular...

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion, Gloucestershire is the local branch of the national Armed Forces charity for veterans. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare...

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Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need. More information is available at:...

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Age UK

Age UK is a charity offering services for older people over the age of 55 including a meals delivery service and a befriending service. The charity can help to resolve issues, provide advice, can help older people to stay connected, signpost older veterans to support...

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers. The service is provided by the NHS and offers a memory assessment service, community dementia...

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POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. www.pohwer.net/Gloucestershire

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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The Listening Post

The Listening Post provides counselling support to Gloucestershire adults. Find out more here: https://listeningpost.org.uk 

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box or find out more: www.stonewall.org.uk 

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community. For more information about their work or to find out how you can access support through the GayGlos Parent’s Group, LGBT+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one. Find out more at: www.sueryder.org

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and are an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The teams offer advice and support when you feel you require...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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Pregnancy Support

Footsteps Counselling & Care

Footsteps Counselling & Care is a charity which offers counselling and care for anyone in Gloucestershire affected by pregnancy-related issues, the loss of a baby for any reason, traumatic birth, fertility problems and pregnancy-related mental health issues. To...

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Shine

Shine is a Cirencester-based charity which offers creative art therapy courses, peer support and weekly drop-in sessions for struggling mums dealing with depression and anxiety The charity is run by Lauraine Cheesman, who suffered terrible postnatal depression and...

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Dad Matters

Dad Matters is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire and provides support for dads with children under 3, including antenatal groups and perinatal mental health support groups. Visit: www.home-startgloucesteshire.org.uk/dad-matters  or take a look at their Facebook...

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Mothers in Mind

Mothers in Mind is a peer support drop in group for mums struggling with their mental health and is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire. Visit:  www.facebook.com/MothersInMindGlos or the dedicated pages on the Home-Start website:...

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Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and are an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The teams offer advice and support when you feel you require...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

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SANE

SANE Is a charity which believes that no one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair alone. If you need help or emotional support visit: www.sane.org.uk  to find out more, access the support forum and text care or other services supported by...

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to...

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Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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Self-harm

Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Selfharm.co.uk

Selfharm.co.uk is a charity which supports young people aged 14-19 impacted by self-harm and provides information and a moderated discussion board where you can ask questions and get support. Visit: www.selfharm.co.uk to find out more 

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National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role. The charity runs an online support forum serving over 2500 members. This forum is administered and moderated by...

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Harmless

Harmless is a sponsored organisation which provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information to people who self-harm, their friends and families. Find out more at: https://harmless.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers. Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text/webchat support.   Call: 0808 801 0606, text: 07537...

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Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group

Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group is part of a network of support groups all over the country coordinated by Beat Eating Disorders. They offer a confidential, approachable and understanding forum for help, support and information and provide discussion and...

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

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Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide is a national charity which provides confidential support and practical advice for any children and young people under the age of 35 who may be having suicidal thoughts or their parents/carers who might be concerned about someone...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and are an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The teams offer advice and support when you feel you require...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth offers support to young people aged between 11 – 19 with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including: relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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Sexual health

Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Hope House SARC is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They also offer...

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School Nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not. Based in the community, rather than individual schools, they work as a team in collaboration with education, health professionals and other services...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth offers support to young people aged between 11 – 19 with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including: relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual...

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Stalking

Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Suicide prevention

Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

read more

Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

read more

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide is a national charity which provides confidential support and practical advice for any children and young people under the age of 35 who may be having suicidal thoughts or their parents/carers who might be concerned about someone...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and are an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The teams offer advice and support when you feel you require...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

read more

Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

read more

Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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Support for Veterans

Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. Their connection with additional key referral partners and...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

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The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a free confidential charity helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Find out more at: www.thesilverline.org.uk  Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 

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Reengage

Reengage is a national charity which exists to provide social activities and friendship for people over 75 who live alone. They have created a new telephone befriending service for older people called call companions for anyone over the age of 75 who feels lonely or...

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion, Gloucestershire is the local branch of the national Armed Forces charity for veterans. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare...

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Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need. More information is available at:...

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Age UK

Age UK is a charity offering services for older people over the age of 55 including a meals delivery service and a befriending service. The charity can help to resolve issues, provide advice, can help older people to stay connected, signpost older veterans to support...

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Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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A-Z of Services

Be Well Gloucestershire

A comprehensive list of all the services and support available, listed by category.

We are developing this website, so if you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch to let us know what mental health support information would be useful to you at this time.

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Abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault

The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust provides confidential information, advice and support for people who have experienced rape and sexual violence. Telephone: 0808 801 0818 (Monday-Friday: 10am-8:30pm, Saturday from 10am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm and 6pm-8:30pm and Sunday from...

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Stay Safe East

Stay Safe East provides specialist and holistic advocacy and support services to disabled people who are victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Telephone: 0208 519 7241 Email: [email protected]

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Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters specialise in domestic and gender related violence, including forced marriage and 'honour-based' abuse. They provide specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several languages....

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Safeline

Safeline's National Male Survivor Helpline is a dedicated service for men and boys in England and Wales affected by rape or sexual abuse and those that support them such as friends and family. Telephone: 0808 800 5005 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday and...

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Revenge Porn Helpline

The helpline is a UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn. Due to concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak, the Helpline will be operating an email only service for the time being, therefore...

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Respect

Respect is a domestic abuse organisation which runs a confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families, as well as a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Respect Phoneline:...

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Rape Crisis England and Wales

Rape Crisis Centres provide specialist support and services to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. The Rape Crisis National Helpline offers free, confidential emotional support and information. Telephone: 0808 802 9999 (every day between 12-2.30pm...

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National Domestic Abuse Helpline (run by Refuge)

Refuge's National Domestic Abuse Helpline provides free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims of domestic abuse and those who are worried about friends or loved ones. Telephone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours a day) Email (via...

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NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)

NAPAC offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. They offer a range of resources for survivors, as well as those who care for and work with them. Telephone: 0808 801 0331 (Monday-Thursday...

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ManKind Initiative

Mankind offer support to male victims of domestic abuse. Their helpline provides both emotional support and practical information. Telephone: 01823 334 244 (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm).

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Male Survivors Alliance

The Male Survivors Alliance provides help and information to male victims/survivors or sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation. The National Male Survivors helpline is 0808 800 5005. The helpline is available Mon-Weds 9am-5pm, Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity which provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online as well as handy resources to help overcome financial pressures. Find out more, access their webchat and online tools at: www.nationaldebtline.org Call for free...

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Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is a charity which provides support for women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse. Find out more at: www.womensaid.org.uk  Live Web Chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/ (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm,...

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The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) was set up in 2005 and provides support to victims as well as expert training and guidance to professionals. It is jointly run by the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Contact the Forced Marriage Unit if you’re trying to...

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The Hideout

The Hideout is a charity-supported website created by Women’s Aid to help provide children and young people with information about domestic violence which is easy to read and understand. The site also provides information about how to take positive action if it is...

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SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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NSPCC

NSPCC is a national charity working to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families. They work with schools, provide therapeutic services, undertake research as well as providing support and advice for families and campaigning for change. Find out...

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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The charity offers training to professionals and in schools and operate a National helpline to support victims in immediate danger. Find out more at:...

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Hope House SARC is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They also offer...

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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Safeguarding Adults Board

Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults In Gloucestershire there’s a statutory partnership – the Safeguarding Adults Board of all organisations working together to safeguard adults at risk in the county and they provide support to report, investigate and to stop abuse....

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Sunflowers Suicide Support

Sunflowers Suicide Support provides bereavement support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  Find out more here:  www.sunflowerssuicidesupport.org.uk Call: 01453 826 990 or 07542 527 888 Email: [email protected] 

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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one. Find out more at: www.sueryder.org

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Mental Health Foundation 

Mental Health Foundation Provides information and research on prevention and mental health. Visit: www.mentalhealth.org.uk to find out more about the Foundation’s research, peer programmes, campaigns, advocacy and advice.

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Holly Gazzard Trust helping Domestic Violence

Holly Gazzard Trust is a charity created following the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard in 2014 by an ex-partner. The charity helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools...

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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Support for adults

Revenge Porn Helpline

The helpline is a UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn. Due to concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak, the Helpline will be operating an email only service for the time being, therefore...

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Beyond the Streets

Beyond the Streets provides a confidential call back service for women who are involved in prostitution and want to explore possible alternatives. Telephone: 0800 133 7870 (call back service) Email: [email protected]

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Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers provides services for children and young people, from 8-24 years, who help to care for someone. The person they care for may have physical or mental health needs, a disability or issues related to substance misuse. They offer to meet with...

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust offering mental health support and advice on depression, worry and stress, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more.  To find out more about the support available or to...

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Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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Mind the Frontline

Mind the Frontline is a mental health resource for all healthcare workers. They are a group of psychiatrists working in a variety of clinical settings in Dublin, Ireland. Working on the frontline in mental health, they want to support healthcare colleagues through...

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Frontline19 Support Services

Frontline19 Support Services is a free and confidential service for frontline workers Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19. They can ensure you get the right...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

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National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Our Frontline

Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and are offering round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources,...

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Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline. Find out more at: www.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/clinical-and-care-support/bereavement Call: 0300 303 4434 (8am –...

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Sharing Voices

Sharing Voices is a charity based in Bradford that aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities for BAME communities. Find out more at: https://sharingvoices.net/

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Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities. Find out more here: https://blackthrive.org.uk

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory...

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Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families. Find out more at: www.mencap.org.uk Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 111 (Monday to Friday)

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. Their connection with additional key referral partners and...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Find out more about benefits, grants and discounts, carers allowance, services, support for young carers and young adult carers and online chat forums at:...

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support. Their website offers practical information regarding financial support, health, relationships, support breaks and much more. Find out more at: https://www.carersuk.org

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

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Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Find out more at: https://cadcaf.com/

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The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a free confidential charity helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Find out more at: www.thesilverline.org.uk  Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 

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Reengage

Reengage is a national charity which exists to provide social activities and friendship for people over 75 who live alone. They have created a new telephone befriending service for older people called call companions for anyone over the age of 75 who feels lonely or...

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Independent Age

Independent Age is a charity aimed at supporting older adults and families with clear, free and impartial advice on care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility and how to get the help you need to remain independent. Find out more about receiving regular...

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion, Gloucestershire is the local branch of the national Armed Forces charity for veterans. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare...

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Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need. More information is available at:...

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Age UK

Age UK is a charity offering services for older people over the age of 55 including a meals delivery service and a befriending service. The charity can help to resolve issues, provide advice, can help older people to stay connected, signpost older veterans to support...

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers. The service is provided by the NHS and offers a memory assessment service, community dementia...

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UK Smart Recovery

UK Smart Recovery is a charity which promotes choice in recovery through a national network of mutual aid meetings and online training resources. For more information visit: https://smartrecovery.org.uk

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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Find out more at: https://ukna.org Helpline: 0300 999 1212 (10am – midnight)

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RELEASE

RELEASE is an independent charity and a national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The team provides free nonjudgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. For more information...

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FRANK

FRANK is a website and national telephone helpline operated by Public Health England offering honest advice, information and support to anyone concerned about drugs and solvent/volatile substance misuse, including drug misusers, their families, friends and carers. For...

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Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Find out more at: https://cocaineanonymous.org.uk Call: 0800...

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support for anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Members provide meetings in the county to help share experiences and support. Your anonymity is protected by using first names only. You will not be asked...

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) supports the recovery and continued sobriety of individuals. Meetings are available online and in person. Find out more at: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk  Free National Helpline: 0800 9177 650  Email: [email protected] 

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Warm and Well

Warm and Well offers energy efficiency advice to householders and also administers grant funding on behalf of the local authorities and other funders. Find out more here: http://www.warmandwell.co.uk/  Advice line: 0800 500 3076 Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm 

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers information and support for those struggling to pay bills, help with debt, budgeting, rent arrears and more and have local branches in your area. Find out more here: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/  

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POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. www.pohwer.net/Gloucestershire

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) was set up in 2005 and provides support to victims as well as expert training and guidance to professionals. It is jointly run by the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Contact the Forced Marriage Unit if you’re trying to...

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SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The charity offers training to professionals and in schools and operate a National helpline to support victims in immediate danger. Find out more at:...

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HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) is an international charity run by adult survivors of child abuse. They provide support, friendship and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse. Find out more at: www.havoca.org 

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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Safeguarding Adults Board

Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults In Gloucestershire there’s a statutory partnership – the Safeguarding Adults Board of all organisations working together to safeguard adults at risk in the county and they provide support to report, investigate and to stop abuse....

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National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is a charitable organisation offering help and support for adults, children and parents struggling with bullying issues. Find out more at: www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk Helpline: 0845 22 55 787 / 0300 323 0169 (Monday to Friday, 9am –...

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BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Acas

Acas is an independent public body that receives funding from the government. They provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on resolving workplace conflict, including bullying. Find out more here> Helpline: 0300 123 1100

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Relate

Relate is a charity providing confidential counselling service by professionally trained counsellors for couples or individuals experiencing relationship problems. Relate offers a range of digital and telephone counselling services. More information is available at:...

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The Listening Post

The Listening Post provides counselling support to Gloucestershire adults. Find out more here: https://listeningpost.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services is a charity offering a range of counselling in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for individuals, couples, children and families, schools and other services. For more information, visit: www.gloscounselling.org.uk or email:...

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Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging. They also have useful resources on their website including an emotional wellbeing support pack. The service is open 10am-10pm every day. All...

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box or find out more: www.stonewall.org.uk 

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Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD). Find out more: www.pinktherapy.com/

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help. Find out more at: https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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Gloscats

Gloscats provides support for the transgender community in Gloucestershire. Find out more here: www.gloscats.org.uk

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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community. For more information about their work or to find out how you can access support through the GayGlos Parent’s Group, LGBT+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Widowed and Young (WAY)

Widowed and Young (WAY) supports anyone aged 50 or under when their partner has died. Membership (for a fee) grants access to a confidential support line, social events, and contact with local volunteers. Find out more here: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk 

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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one. Find out more at: www.sueryder.org

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Selfharm.co.uk

Selfharm.co.uk is a charity which supports young people aged 14-19 impacted by self-harm and provides information and a moderated discussion board where you can ask questions and get support. Visit: www.selfharm.co.uk to find out more 

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National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role. The charity runs an online support forum serving over 2500 members. This forum is administered and moderated by...

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Harmless

Harmless is a sponsored organisation which provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information to people who self-harm, their friends and families. Find out more at: https://harmless.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers. Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text/webchat support.   Call: 0808 801 0606, text: 07537...

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Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group

Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group is part of a network of support groups all over the country coordinated by Beat Eating Disorders. They offer a confidential, approachable and understanding forum for help, support and information and provide discussion and...

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and are an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The teams offer advice and support when you feel you require...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations. It provides free (on all major mobile networks) crisis support for anyone who is anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and needs immediate support....

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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SANE

SANE Is a charity which believes that no one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair alone. If you need help or emotional support visit: www.sane.org.uk  to find out more, access the support forum and text care or other services supported by...

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Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity which offers practical help and information for anyone affected by mental illness on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, living with mental illness, medication and care. Visit the Rethink Mental Illness website for...

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Mind

Mind is a national charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Visit: www.mind.org.uk to find out more about the support they provide,...

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Independence Trust

Independence Trust provides a range of services aimed at supporting you in strengthening your emotional and physical wellbeing and promoting better attitudes to mental and physical health. More information is available at: www.independencetrust.co.uk  

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to...

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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Anyone can hit a crisis point. CALM runs a free and confidential national charity helpline and webchat for men who need to talk about life’s problems and spreads awareness about depression and the devastating impact of suicide....

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Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression. Visit: www.anxietyuk.org.uk to find more, or to get support no, text: 07537 416 905 or call the Helpline between 9.30am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri on: 03444...

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Support at The Cavern

Support at The Cavern, funded by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, provides listening support, low level interventions such as board games and adult colouring, inclusive activities such as quiz nights and offers a supportive environment for Gloucestershire...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Alexandra Wellbeing House

The Alexandra Wellbeing House is a partnership project between Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind & Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.  It offers a preventative approach for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges and to...

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Qwell

Qwell is an online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous...

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Gloucestershire Recovery in Psychosis Team (GRiP)

(GRiP) is an early intervention service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for people aged between 14 and 65 who are at risk of experiencing (at risk mental state or ARMS) or who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  To find out...

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

CRHTT is a service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and is an integral part of the Mental Health Acute Response Service (MHARS). The team offers advice and support when you feel you require an increased level of care, due to your mental...

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Community Advice, Links, Mental Health Support (CALMHS)

CALMHS offers those aged over 18, living in Gloucestershire and registered with a Gloucestershire GP, with moderate to severe mental ill health, one-to-one support, personal support plans and signposting to other services.  Tel: 0345 8638 323 or 01452 317 460, or...

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Crisis

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?   If you or someone you know over the age of 11 needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis team on: 0800 169 0398 and choose the option depending on your location. The number is available 24...

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Advocacy and healthcare support

National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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RELEASE

RELEASE is an independent charity and a national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The team provides free nonjudgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. For more information...

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers information and support for those struggling to pay bills, help with debt, budgeting, rent arrears and more and have local branches in your area. Find out more here: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/  

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Coram Voice

Coram Voice is a charity representing children’s rights and supporting children and young people in or leaving care. It provides advice and puts young people in contact with local advocates to help ensure children and young people are fully engaged in all decisions...

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POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. www.pohwer.net/Gloucestershire

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Time to change

Time to change is a social movement led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness aimed at ending mental health discrimination. To access resources, to read about mental health, personal stories and inspiring change makers as well as local hubs, toolkits and local...

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MindEd for Families

Parents who are concerned about their child’s behaviour or emotional wellbeing can go on the MindEd for Families site www.minded.org.uk/families for free, practical information to help you to understand your child and support them through whatever they are going...

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Mental Health Foundation 

Mental Health Foundation Provides information and research on prevention and mental health. Visit: www.mentalhealth.org.uk to find out more about the Foundation’s research, peer programmes, campaigns, advocacy and advice.

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Qwell

Qwell is an online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous...

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Kooth

Kooth is an anonymous online mental wellbeing platform available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week provided by Gloucestershire County Council for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Gloucestershire experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low...

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Community Advice, Links, Mental Health Support (CALMHS)

CALMHS offers those aged over 18, living in Gloucestershire and registered with a Gloucestershire GP, with moderate to severe mental ill health, one-to-one support, personal support plans and signposting to other services.  Tel: 0345 8638 323 or 01452 317 460, or...

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Support for people with autism

National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Additional support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters specialise in domestic and gender related violence, including forced marriage and 'honour-based' abuse. They provide specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several languages....

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Future Me Gloucestershire

Future Me Gloucestershire is a team of young people from across Gloucestershire who came together as Future Me Youth Representatives in August 2020 to represent and connect with other young people so they can share their views and experiences of growing up in this...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

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National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Our Frontline

Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and are offering round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources,...

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Sharing Voices

Sharing Voices is a charity based in Bradford that aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities for BAME communities. Find out more at: https://sharingvoices.net/

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Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities. Find out more here: https://blackthrive.org.uk

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Bereavement, grief and loss

Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a national childhood bereavement charity which provides practical and emotional support for children, young people and those who care for them after the death of a parent or sibling. Their expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support...

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Widowed and Young (WAY)

Widowed and Young (WAY) supports anyone aged 50 or under when their partner has died. Membership (for a fee) grants access to a confidential support line, social events, and contact with local volunteers. Find out more here: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk 

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Sunflowers Suicide Support

Sunflowers Suicide Support provides bereavement support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  Find out more here:  www.sunflowerssuicidesupport.org.uk Call: 01453 826 990 or 07542 527 888 Email: [email protected] 

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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one. Find out more at: www.sueryder.org

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Bullying

Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. Find out more at: www.kidscape.org.uk or email: [email protected] 

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BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Acas

Acas is an independent public body that receives funding from the government. They provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on resolving workplace conflict, including bullying. Find out more here> Helpline: 0300 123 1100

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Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families. Find out more: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk 

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly...

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone.  If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, they can offer support. They can also help to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to...

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors. Call for free on 0800 1111, or find out more, send a message or read and post to...

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth offers support to young people aged between 11 – 19 with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including: relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual...

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Young Gloucestershire (YG)

Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people who are facing very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member, coping with a mental health issue or substance abuse. They offer practical ways to find...

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind is a website provided by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group providing information for young people about bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and much more, including where you can go for more support. Find out more at:...

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Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers provides services for children and young people, from 8-24 years, who help to care for someone. The person they care for may have physical or mental health needs, a disability or issues related to substance misuse. They offer to meet with...

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Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Find out more about benefits, grants and discounts, carers allowance, services, support for young carers and young adult carers and online chat forums at:...

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support. Their website offers practical information regarding financial support, health, relationships, support breaks and much more. Find out more at: https://www.carersuk.org

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

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Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Find out more at: https://cadcaf.com/

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers. The service is provided by the NHS and offers a memory assessment service, community dementia...

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Children, Young People & Families

Safeline

Safeline's National Male Survivor Helpline is a dedicated service for men and boys in England and Wales affected by rape or sexual abuse and those that support them such as friends and family. Telephone: 0808 800 5005 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday and...

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Future Me Gloucestershire

Future Me Gloucestershire is a team of young people from across Gloucestershire who came together as Future Me Youth Representatives in August 2020 to represent and connect with other young people so they can share their views and experiences of growing up in this...

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Dad Matters

Dad Matters is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire and provides support for dads with children under 3, including antenatal groups and perinatal mental health support groups. Visit: www.home-startgloucesteshire.org.uk/dad-matters  or take a look at their Facebook...

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Mothers in Mind

Mothers in Mind is a peer support drop in group for mums struggling with their mental health and is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire. Visit:  www.facebook.com/MothersInMindGlos or the dedicated pages on the Home-Start website:...

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Home-Start Gloucestershire

Home-Start Gloucestershire's aim is to provide early support to families who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life, including a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, physical and mental health issues. They work alongside...

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Gloucestershire Young Carers

Gloucestershire Young Carers provides services for children and young people, from 8-24 years, who help to care for someone. The person they care for may have physical or mental health needs, a disability or issues related to substance misuse. They offer to meet with...

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Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities. Find out more at: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

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Qwell

Qwell is an anonymous online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and...

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Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary's (police) website provides a range of advice and resources on where to get help, how to report crimes and tips and advice. visit: Home | Gloucestershire Constabulary Call: 101 or 999. Press 55 if you can't talk.

read more

National Stalking Helpline

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a national charity and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Find out more at: www.suzylamplugh.org Operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline gives practical...

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Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that aims to give people the power to speak up and stop crime anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org Call: 0800 555 111

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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women's Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at: www.stroudwomensrefuge.org Call: 01453 764385

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Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is an independent charity affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales. They provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. In...

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery. Find out more or access their web chat...

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Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service is provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Team is the first point of contact for anyone needing professional support in the county. You can refer yourself to the team or you can ask your GP or...

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National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society provides advice and support for people with autism and their families. Find out more at: www.autism.org.uk or use their comprehensive Autism Services directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory

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Samaritans

Samaritans also has a specialist Wellbeing Support phoneline for health and care workers which is free to access and available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can get support signposting and confidential listening from trained professionals in a number of areas,...

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Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities. Find out more here: https://blackthrive.org.uk

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups. They also have a useful information page that outlines their work in this area.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

www.nhs.uk/live-well provides advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing including practical advice to help you feel mentally and emotionally better as well as programmes, workouts and tips to get you moving, improve your fitness...

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users. There is a membership fee of £25 for a life-long membership. Find out more at www.runthings.co.uk/runclub

read more

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS for adults and children and young people. It gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from...

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Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory...

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Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families. Find out more at: www.mencap.org.uk Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 111 (Monday to Friday)

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health. Find out more at: www.inclusiongloucestershire.co.uk

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Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team

Gloucestershire Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) provides specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence. The Gloucestershire...

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

read more

Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers. Find out more about benefits, grants and discounts, carers allowance, services, support for young carers and young adult carers and online chat forums at:...

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Find out more at:  https://guideposts.org.uk/gloucestershire-services/

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub is a commissioned service by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and provides a range of services for Carers over the 18 (regardless of the age of the cared for) and all services are free. They...

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds. They aim to combat isolation and loneliness and provide a telephone befriending service as well as carer respite and community transport. Find out more at:...

read more

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Find out more at: https://cadcaf.com/

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Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need. More information is available at:...

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers. The service is provided by the NHS and offers a memory assessment service, community dementia...

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National Association for Children of Alcoholics

NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) is a charity which provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. For more information, support and advice as well as message boards, visit: https://nacoa.org.uk  Free...

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InfoBuzz  

If you are aged 11-17 and have concerns about your own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, you can receive free and confidential advice support and guidance. You can contact them yourself or ask your school, youth club or other support worker to contact them on...

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FRANK

FRANK is a website and national telephone helpline operated by Public Health England offering honest advice, information and support to anyone concerned about drugs and solvent/volatile substance misuse, including drug misusers, their families, friends and carers. For...

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support for anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Members provide meetings in the county to help share experiences and support. Your anonymity is protected by using first names only. You will not be asked...

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National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity which provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online as well as handy resources to help overcome financial pressures. Find out more, access their webchat and online tools at: www.nationaldebtline.org Call for free...

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Coram Voice

Coram Voice is a charity representing children’s rights and supporting children and young people in or leaving care. It provides advice and puts young people in contact with local advocates to help ensure children and young people are fully engaged in all decisions...

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POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. www.pohwer.net/Gloucestershire

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is the county’s independent health and social care champion.  It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. They can also help people find the information they need about health and social care services in their area. Find out...

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Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is a charity which provides support for women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse. Find out more at: www.womensaid.org.uk  Live Web Chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/ (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm,...

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The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) was set up in 2005 and provides support to victims as well as expert training and guidance to professionals. It is jointly run by the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Contact the Forced Marriage Unit if you’re trying to...

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The Hideout

The Hideout is a charity-supported website created by Women’s Aid to help provide children and young people with information about domestic violence which is easy to read and understand. The site also provides information about how to take positive action if it is...

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SafeLives

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They provide information, resources, support and training at:  https://safelives.org.uk/ 

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information. Find out more or use the webchat facility at: www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010327, Monday–Friday...

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children. For more information about support available visit: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 2000 247  

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NSPCC

NSPCC is a national charity working to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families. They work with schools, provide therapeutic services, undertake research as well as providing support and advice for families and campaigning for change. Find out...

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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. The charity offers training to professionals and in schools and operate a National helpline to support victims in immediate danger. Find out more at:...

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Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Hope House SARC is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They also offer...

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Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They operate in all districts offering a...

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provide advice and information on Domestic Abuse, how to report it and links to partner support helplines at: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

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National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is a charitable organisation offering help and support for adults, children and parents struggling with bullying issues. Find out more at: www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk Helpline: 0845 22 55 787 / 0300 323 0169 (Monday to Friday, 9am –...

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Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. Find out more at: www.kidscape.org.uk or email: [email protected] 

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BullyingUK

BullyingUK is a website provided by charity Family Lives and provides advice, resources and support to help people of any age who may be experiencing bullying. Find out more at: www.bullying.co.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 2222, Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Weekends 10am to...

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. Their interactive website offers tools and information including advice and support for children, parents and schools on bullying as...

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Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services is a charity offering a range of counselling in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for individuals, couples, children and families, schools and other services. For more information, visit: www.gloscounselling.org.uk or email:...

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Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging. They also have useful resources on their website including an emotional wellbeing support pack. The service is open 10am-10pm every day. All...

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. Find LGBT mental health services near you using Stonewall's "What's in my area?" search box or find out more: www.stonewall.org.uk 

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Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD). Find out more: www.pinktherapy.com/

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Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families. Find out more: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk 

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme. Find out more at: https://lgbt.foundation/ Advice and information call: 0345 3 30 30 30

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Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help. Find out more at: https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/

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Education Action Challenging Homophobia

Education Action Challenging Homophobia is a charity which provides services to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality. The charity provides training, resources and consultancy to the corporate, statutory and charity sectors to affirm lesbian, gay,...

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Parents of Gay and Trans Youth (POGTY)

POGTY is a Gloucestershire support group for parents and carers of young people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. Visit their Facebook page to find out more: www.facebook.com/glospogty 

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Gloscats

Gloscats provides support for the transgender community in Gloucestershire. Find out more here: www.gloscats.org.uk

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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community. For more information about their work or to find out how you can access support through the GayGlos Parent’s Group, LGBT+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers...

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School Nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not. Based in the community, rather than individual schools, they work as a team in collaboration with education, health professionals and other services...

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Hope House

Sexual health services in the county are provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. For information about services available, STI’s, contraception, HIV, pregnancy and sexual assault, visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk  Sexual Health Services Booking...

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a national childhood bereavement charity which provides practical and emotional support for children, young people and those who care for them after the death of a parent or sibling. Their expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support...

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Selfharm.co.uk

Selfharm.co.uk is a charity which supports young people aged 14-19 impacted by self-harm and provides information and a moderated discussion board where you can ask questions and get support. Visit: www.selfharm.co.uk to find out more 

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National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role. The charity runs an online support forum serving over 2500 members. This forum is administered and moderated by...

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Harmless

Harmless is a sponsored organisation which provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information to people who self-harm, their friends and families. Find out more at: https://harmless.org.uk 

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Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers. Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text/webchat support.   Call: 0808 801 0606, text: 07537...

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Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group

Cirencester Eating Disorders Self-Help Group is part of a network of support groups all over the country coordinated by Beat Eating Disorders. They offer a confidential, approachable and understanding forum for help, support and information and provide discussion and...

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