Useful Links - Child & Adolescent

ADHD:

www.addiss.co.uk
Welcome to ADDISS, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.

We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD, we'll do our best to help.

www.adders.org
Our objective is to promote awareness to AD/HD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and to provide information and as much free practical help as we can to affected by the condition, both adults and children, their families in the UK and around the World via this website.

AUTISM:

www.nas.org.uk
The National Autistic Society exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs. This site includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, and about support and services available in the UK.

HOMELESSNESS:

www.crisis.org.uk
Crisis is a national charity for solitary homeless people who work year-round to help vulnerable and marginalised people get through the crisis of homelessness, fulfil their potential and transform their lives.

www.housemate.org.uk
This site looks at some of the big questions about young people and housing and homelessness.

www.romfordymca.org
offering housing, counselling and activities for young people, alongside an excellent gym and highly praised childcare centre.

Shelterline phone number: Freephone 0808 800 44 44

HAVERING:

www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk
Want to get involved in the council of this country, want to be involved? Click on this site to find out more information.

www.byc.org.uk
British Youth Council- Want to get involved in the council of this country, want to be involved? Click on this site to find out more information.

www.havco.org.uk
Havering Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations

www.haveringyouth.co.uk
Want to find a new hobby or meet a new group of people. This site shows the comprehensive list of youth activities in the Havering area.

www.had.mistral.co.uk
Havering Association of people with Disabilities

HEALTH:

www.dh.gov.uk
the department of health website. Look here if you would like information about consent, access to records or other legal issues.

www.nhs.uk
Fact sheet on treatments which work for depression.

www.nimh.nih.gov
NIMHE works to improve services and support for people who experience mental distress.

www.who.int/mental_health/en/
World health organisation

www.wfmh.org
Aims to improve the lives of everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Use research, service development and information to increase understanding and meet people's needs.

www.drc-gb.org
Disability rights commission; is a site dedicated to your rights as a disabled person

www.samaritans.org.uk
Provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk
Everything you need to know about disability living allowance, incapacity benefit and other benefits claims in one site

MENTAL HEALTH:

www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Aims to improve the lives of everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Use research, service development and information to increase understanding and meet people's needs.

www.teenhelp.org
An open forum which is run by other teenagers that act as e-mentors. All help if completely confidential and completely free.

www.bps.org.uk
Produces a directory of chartered clinical psychologists.

www.carersuk.org
An on-line resource for Carers.

www.madnotbad.co.uk
A site set up about mental health from the perspective of the service user their family and friends.

www.mind.org.uk
Mind is one of the leading mental health charities in England and Wales, and there site has a comprehensive source of information and resources on mental health issues such as depression, antidepressants, cognitive behaviour therapy and so on.

www.camhs.org.uk
This site has information in twelve different languages about what child and adolescent mental health is including, Bengali, Arabic and Russian.

www.relate.org.uk
Charity providing counselling, sex therapy, relationship education and training to support couple and family relationships throughout life.

www.rethink.org
Is a national voluntary organisation that helps people with a severe mental illness, their families and carers.

www.sane.org.uk
SANE is one of the UK's leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness.
www.psychotherapy.org.uk
Provides information on registered therapists and training organizations.

www.youngminds.org.uk
YoungMinds is the national charity committed to promoting and improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Specific help to parents is provided through a telephone helpline as well as a range of resources covering issues, such as: bullying, depression, self harming and eating problems.

www.youth2youth.co.uk
The UK’s first National Young Person’s helpline, run by young people, for young people.

www.speak-up.org.uk
speak up! For better mental health services for 16- 25 year olds. Share your views, chat with people like yourself, get your voice heard by mental health professionals, and make a real difference.

www.capitalvolunteering.com
Capital Volunteering tackles issues of mental health and social exclusion by increasing the number and range of supported volunteering opportunities in London.

www.supportline.org.uk
We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post.

www.rcpsych.ac.uk
Readable and well-researched information for the public produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

SUBSTANCE MISUSE:

www.talktofrank.com
Information and advice on drugs, alcohol and gambling.

www.ruthinking.co.uk
A site made for young people to find out about and discuss anything concerned with sex. Including forums and a glossary of terms.

www.connexions.gov.uk
Connexions offers a range of guidance and support for 13 to 19 year olds to help make the transition to adult life a smooth one.

www.connexions-direct.com
Information and advice for young people

www.hexnet.co.uk/alanon/alateen.html
Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for young people aged 12-20 who have been affected by someone else's drinking, usually that of a parent.

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary fellowship of men and women who help each other achieve and maintain sobriety by sharing experiences and giving mutual support.

www.addaction.org.uk
Addaction is a leading UK charity working solely in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and provides support, advice and information to drug users and their family or friends.

SELF HARM:

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

www.nshn.co.uk
National Self-Harm Network has been a survivor-led organisation since 1994. We're committed campaigners for the rights and understanding of people who self-harm.

SEXUALITY:

www.ruthinking.co.uk
A site made for young people to find out about and discuss anything concerned with sex. Including forums and a glossary of terms.

www.llgs.org.uk
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

www.teenagehealthfreak.org
Get the answers to zillions of health questions. Ask a qualified professional questions in total confidentiality that are too embarrassing to ask in person.

EATING DISORDERS:

www.edauk.com
Eating Disorders Association UK Provides information and help on all aspects of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and related eating disorders.

www.eating-disorders.org.uk
The National Centre For Eating Disorders is set up to provide solutions for all eating problems, compulsive or "binge" eating, failed or "yo-yo" dieting, bulimia and anorexia.

PHYSICAL & SEXUAL ABUSE:

www.womensaid.org.uk
Help and support for people that have suffered physical or sexual abuse

PREGNANCY:

www.fpa.org.uk
Family Planning Association is the UK's leading sexual health charity working to improve the sexual health of all people throughout the UK.

www.sexualhealth.com
The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, support, and other resources

www.pregnancy-info.net
everything you need to know before and after your baby arrives

CHILD ABUSE:

www.childline.org.uk
ChildLine is the UK's free helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with any problem, 24 hours a day, every day. It comforts, advises and protects. Where a child is in danger, ChildLine works with other helpline agencies to ensure the child's protection.

www.nspcc.org.uk
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

www.ncb.org.uk
National Children’s Bureau

www.nch.org.uk
National Children’s Home

BULLYING:

www.kidscape.org.uk
Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe. We are the only National Charity dedicated to preventing bullying and child abuse.