Useful organisations

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service can offer online and telephone guidance on employment related matters.

For those close to someone addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Find your local AA meeting or local helpline number.

Alzheimer’s Society
For those caring for someone with dementia.

Carers UK
Making life better for carers.

Citizens Advice Bureau
This service can provide free advice on debt, money, housing and legal issues.

Coronavirus Advice
Keep up to date with the most recent government changes.

Aims to end homelessness with a range of support including access to grants help with benefits and employment

Debt Advice Foundation
A specialist debt charity offering free, confidential advice on any aspect of debt.

Dementia UK 
Dementia UK is a charity that provides Admiral Nurses for families affected by dementia.

Honest information about drugs.

The Coronavirus helpline is a help line specifically for the self-employed and businesses who are struggling due to the current situation. They can provide advice and guidance on tax and benefits you may be eligible for.
0300 456 3565

Job Centre Plus 
Jobcentre Plus is the part of the Department for Work and Pensions which delivers working-age support services. Find your nearest job centre or check eligibility for benefits online.

Keeping Well in South East London
KWSEL provides psychological and wellbeing support to health and social care staff in south east London (Southwark, Lewisham, Lambeth, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley).

Kooth is a free, safe, and anonymous online mental health and wellbeing service. On Kooth, you can access counselling from accredited therapists up to 10pm every night, 365 days a year, as well as accessing other key features of support such as an online interactive magazine, discussion boards, self-help tools, and wellbeing activities. No referral is needed.

Mental Health and Money Advice
A service helping you to find out what financial help is available in relation to welfare benefits and how to make a claim or appeal.

Helping you to make choices about treatment, understanding your rights or reaching out to sources of support.

Money Advice Service
This service provides free money guidance and debt advice online and by telephone.

MoneyHelper is a free service provided by the Money and Pensions Service. They have a range of information and booklets on topics such as benefits, redundancy and mortgages.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood

National Careers Service
We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

National Debt Line
A debt advice charity with free help and advice on dealing with your debt .

NHS Choices
Helping you take control of your health and wellbeing.

If you are worried about a child.

Rape Crisis
Find a Rape Crisis Centre, get online emotional support, or find information and self-help tools.

Provides support to those affected by sight loss. Offer practical and emotional support to help those affected face the future with confidence.

RNID –Action on Hearing Loss
The UK’s leading charity supporting people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus.

Samaritans is a free, 24-hour helpline which is open 7 days a week offering support to anyone if they are feeling distressed or in despair.

For those affected by mental illness and their family, friends and carers

Shelter England 
Provides helpful housing advice in light of Coronavirus, including rent payment problems and income and benefits.

SMART Recovery
An alternative to the ‘anonymous’ groups for people with an addiction

Step change debt charity
A service that helps people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives.

Switchboard (LGBT)
For people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender

The Trussell Trust
Allows you to search for foodbanks near you in a network of foodbanks in the UK.

Turn 2 Us 
Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. They provide financial support to help people get back on track with a range of tools including benefits calculators and specific advice around your personal circumstances.

Victim Support
Free, confidential support for victims of crime.

Women’s Aid and Refuge
For women and children. Against domestic violence.

Young Minds
For children and young people under 25 and their parents