Useful Links and Resources

Advocacy

 

Black and Ethnic Minorities Organisations

  • Panahghar Asian Women’s Refuge:
    Services primarily for Asian women providing supported temporary housing, advice, information, advice, counselling and more.
    Tel: 024 7622 8952
    www.safehouse.org.uk
  • Tamarind Centre
    Provides holistic health and wellbeing support service to BME Communities
    info@tamaindcentre.co.uk
    Tel 024 76227712 or 024 76225512

 

Counselling

 

Digital Mental Health Resource

  • Big White Wall (BWW) is a digital mental health service, available online and 24/7. The service is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides monitor the community to ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.
    If you would like to find out further information or would like to register, please visit www.bigwhitewall.com. For anyone aged 16 or over who wants to improve their mental health.

 

Discrimination

  • Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP)
    Anyone who has experienced or witnessed discrimination because of Age, Disability, gender, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
    Tel 01788 863117
    www.equipequality.org.uk

 

Dissociative Identity Disorders

  • First Person Plural
    Specialists in working for and on behalf of those affected by Dissociative Identity Disorder and similar complex trauma related dissociative identity conditions.
    http://www.firstpersonplural.org.uk/
  • Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)
    Training, Informing and Supporting for people who have suffered trauma and developed a dissociative disorder and people supporting them.
    Helpline 0800181 4420
    www.pods-online.org.uk

Domestic Violence

Drug and Alcohol Support

  • Change Grow Live
    Free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), families, carers and affected others in Warwickshire.
    Tel 01926 353513
    www.changegrowlive.org
  • Drugrehab.com a free online resource that provides information about addiction and mental health issues.

    www.drugrehab.com

Housing Support for People with Disabilities

  • Together for Mental Wellbeing
    For people 16+ with a learning/physical disability/sensory disability or mental health problem.  Providing mental health support services on Benefits, Debt, Appeals, Tribunals, Landlord Issues, Budgeting, Letter Writing, Tenancy Issues.
    Tel 02476 796416
    www.together-uk.org/warwickshirehousing-related-support

 LGBT+ Community

  • Coventry Friend 
    Tel: 07847 470 345
    Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Trans Information and Support
  • Galop – National LGBT+ Domestic Violence Helpline
    Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse be it physical, psychological, emotional, financial or sexual.
    Tel: 0800 999 5428
    www.galop.org.uk
  • Warwickshire Pride
    Advice, support and guidance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as other sexual and gender diverse minorities (LGBT+). Provided via a range of support services and activities for LGBT+ people across Warwickshire.
    info@warwickshirepride.co.uk
    Tel 07580 532659
    www.warwickshirepride.co.uk
  • Mermaids UK
    Service for young people and families with gender variant/transgender children
    www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

 

Men’s Services

  • The Calm Zone
    Support  for men contemplating suicide.
    Helpline 0800 585858
    Webchat
    24 hour Mental Health Helplines
  • Mental Health Matters
    24 hr Helpline.
    Telephone and email support for people experiencing mental health issues. We also offer support for carers and can provide information and advice for professionals.
    Email for service users: amessage@mhm.org.uk
    Tel  Freephone 0800 616 171 (for service users)
    www.mentalhealthmatters.com
  • Samaritans
    Providing a 24/7 listening service for anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
    Tel Freephone 116 123

 

Older People

  • Age UK
    Information and advice on money, care, health and wellbeing for older people.
    Helpline: 0800 678 1602
    www.ageuk.org.uk

 

Reading Resources

  • DABS UK
    Books for survivors of sexual abuse and rape and related issues
    www.dabs.uk.com/books.
  • Books on Prescription
    Books on Prescription collections are for anyone to access. Aimed at adults, older people, young people and families with young children.
    Many of the books in the collections may be prescribed by Health Professionals but anyone can browse and borrow with a participating library card. Details about library membership can be found at your local library.
    Further information and details about the books can be found on participating library websites.
    For Warwickshire:  www.warwickshire.gov.uk/booksonprescription

 

Sexual Abuse and Rape Support

  • Sexual Health Warwickshire
    Providing a range of contraception and sexual health services, including family planning, pregnancy testing and full sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing.
    Tel  0300 123 6644
    www.sexualhealthwarwickshire.nhs.uk
  • Blue Sky Centre   (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
    For immediate support following recent rape or sexual assault.
    Tel: 02476 865 505.
  • Rape Crisis 
    National umbrella body for Rape Crisis member groups. Information about centres in your area.
    Helpline Tel: 0808 802 9999.
  • The Survivors Trust (TST)
    UK-wide national umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.
    http://thesurvivorstrust.org
  • Stop it Now
    Support and advice for people concerned about the behaviour of another adult or having concerns about their own thoughts and behaviours towards children.
    https://www.stopitnow.org

 

Young People

  • Childline
    Free 24-hour helpline for any young person in trouble or danger. Also provides on-line support
    Freephone 0800 1111
    www.childline.org.uk
  • NSPCC
    Information and advice for children or anyone concerned about a child and helpline children affected to recover.
    Tel Freephone 0800 800 500
    For under 18s Tel 0800 1111
    www.nspcc.org.uk
  • Young Minds
    Useful, informative website and 24/7 messenger service for young people in mental health crisis.
    Text YM to 85258
    www.youngminds.org.uk

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