British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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  BACP Children and Young People |
Aims to support practitioners and other professionals who are interested in the complex world of counselling children and young people. Covering best practice guidance, innovative ideas, ethical and effective counselling of all children and young people.
  BACP Coaching |
Supports members with an interest in coaching in its various contexts including personal / life, workplace, education or healthcare.
  BACP Healthcare |
Aims to promote and support excellence in the provision of psychological therapies in healthcare settings, within the public, private and/or third sector.
  BACP Private Practice |
Represents the interests of counsellors and those using counselling skills who either work independently or in agency settings.
  BACP Spirituality |
Aims to improve the quality of pastoral care and counselling, lay and ordained, voluntary and paid: e.g. clergy and ministers, social workers, doctors, therapists, nurses, Christians, Jews, other religions and non-committed, and to raise standards in the teaching and exercise of pastoral care and counselling.
  BACP Universities & Colleges |
Promotes student and staff counselling as an integral part of the educational process of Institutions of Further and Higher Education.
  BACP Workplace |
Promotes and supports the professional practice of counselling and counselling skills in the workplace.
  Acne Assasin |
Advice on treating and managing acne
  Bowel Cancer UK |
UK's leading bowel cancer research charity.
  British Medical Association |
Professional body for doctors. Provides advice and information for BMA members, including mental wellbeing. |
Advice and information on Bursitis and treatment options.
  Dementia UK / Admiral Nurses |
One-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia through specialist nurses.
  Disabled and Reduced Mobility Airport Guide |
Information and advice about the services available at airports for those travelling with a disability or restricted mobility.
  Eating Disorder Hope |
Offers education, support and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones and eating disorders treatment providers.
  Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center |
Comprehensive database of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorder treatment resources.
  Endometriosis SHE Trust (UK) |
Help, information and support for women with endometriosis and everyone else interested, on conventional, nutritional and complementary therapies.
  Family Doctor |
Health information for the general public, written by expert doctors and endorsed by the British Medical Association.
  HandsOnScotland |
Provides practical information, tools and activities to respond helpfully to children and young people's troubling behaviour and help them flourish.
  Headway |
Charity providing information, support and services for people who have suffered a brain injury, their families and carers, and professionals.
  Health Talk |
Information and support for a wide range of health issues from seeing and hearing real life experiences.
  Leukaemia CARE |
National blood cancer support charity, providing information, advice and support to anyone affected by blood and lymphatic cancers.
  Mental Health Matters |
National organisation supporting people with mental health needs, learning disabilities, and addiction.
  MS Society |
The UK's leading charity for people with Multiple Sclerosis, providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change.
  MS-UK |
National charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full.
  Pain Talk |
National discussion forum and community for UK healthcare professionals with an interest in acute, chronic or palliative pain management.
  Pink for a Girl |
Providing support, hope and a community for people living with infertility.
  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD |
Gateway to four sites offering advice and information on PTSD.
  SAD |
Provides information and light therapy equipment to help alleviate the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  SANE |
Leading UK mental health charity, working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
  Spinal Injuries Association |
The leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured people, ensuring they receive specialist treatment, care, rehabilitation and support. |
Alternative medicine, resource and complementary health directory.
  Age UK |
Advice line 0800 169 2081, for information on money matters, health and wellbeing, home and care, travel and lifestyle, and work and learning.
  Alcoholics Anonymous |
National helpline 0800 9177 650 for help with a drinking problem.
  British Pregnancy Advisory Service |
UK's leading abortion care service. Also provides a range of other sexual healthcare services for women and men. Call 03457 30 40 50.
  Miscarriage Association |
Information and support for people affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy. Call 01924 200 799.
  National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) |
The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation. Call 0800 970 2070.
  National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline |
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. Call 0808 2000 247.
  Respect |
The Respect Phoneline is for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else's behaviour towards their partner. Call 0808 802 4040.
  Women's Aid |
National charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. Network of more than 200 organisations across the UK. Call 0808 2000 247.
  A Guide for Guarding Personal Information in the Workplace |
Advice on data security.
  ADD/HD information |
Information and online communities covering a range of topics related to education, disabilities and disorders.
  Addiction Center America |
American Addiction Center
  Adfam |
A national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol.
  Adoption UK |
Adoption UK is a national charity run by and for adopters, providing self-help information, advice, support and training on all aspects of adoption and adoptive parenting.
  After Adoption |
After Adoption: Helping everyone affected by adoption
  Alzheimer's.Net USA |
  ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices) |
ARC provides non-directive support and information to parents before, during and after prenatal testing.
  Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) |
The professional association for psychological therapists who work online.
  Beacon Counselling Trust |
Beacon Counselling Trust is a Liverpool based Counselling charity which employs fully qualified counsellors who have extensive experience working with a wide range of personal and work related problems.
  Beat - Beating eating disorders |
Information and help on all aspects of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder and related eating disorders.
  Breast Cancer CA |
  Breathing Space Scotland |
Anyone can feel down or depressed from time to time. It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help. So don't let problems get out of hand, phone Breathing Space where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice.
  British Society of Gerontology |
'aims to promote the understanding of human ageing and later life through research and communication'
  Care for the family |
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.
  Childless Stepmums Forum |
'A forum for stepmothers who (either originally or still) have no children of their own.'
  Children First for Health |
We are a free general health information site for young people and families. Run by Great Ormond Street Hospital, the UK's leading children's research hospital, we provide authoritative and clinically approved advice from our child health experts on a broad range of health related topics.
  Children of Addicted Parents and People |
COAP is a website with online forums for young people affected by someone elses addiction.
  Children's Legal Centre |
Promoting children's rights in the UK and worldwide.  The Children's Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.
  comprehensive College Guide |
The guide includes: Financial aid made easy.
  Coping With Stress At School |
 (COSRT),  the UK’s leading organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
  Counselling in France |
  Counselling in prisons network |
The aim of the group is to also identify, develop and produce research agendas in relation to the engagement, management and treatment of female and male offenders.
  Couples Counselling Network |
A national network of qualified counsellors experienced in couples counselling
  Depression Alliance Scotland |
Depression Alliance Scotland (DAS) is the only charity based in Scotland working solely to help people with Depression living in Scotland. |
Depression Guide is a premier resource on depression and related mental heal disorders and provides information on the different treatment options as well. It has forum and blog for the people to share their feelings and find people with similar type of story.
  Drug |
  DrugWise |
'The UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs: our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk'
  East Thames |
East Thames is a registered housing provider and social generation charity.
  European Association for Counselling |
  Families need Fathers |
FNF is a charity chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. We offer information, advice and support services to help parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children. Our Forum and our network of over 50 UK Branches also offer the pro-bono guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the family courts.
  Family Meditators Association |
  Fatherhood Institute |
The UK's fatherhood think-tank
  Funeral cost Help | |
Gingerbread is the charity which works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. We achieve change by championing their voices and needs and providing support services.
  Good Schools Guide SEN |
'Everything you need to know when setting out on an special educational needs journey'
  Grandparents' Association |
The Grandparents' Association - Working for children for over 22 years.
  Grief Encounter |
Grief Encounter - Our vision at the Grief Encounter Project is that every bereaved child and their family in the UK get the best possible help, recognition and understanding following their loss.
  Hafal |
We are Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers. Covering all areas of Wales, Hafal is an organisation managed by the people we support: individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. |
'Health and medical directory and information on the web'
  Healthline |
  Hearing Link |
Hearing Link is the UK organisation for people with hearing los, their family and friends. It makes it easy to find information, services and support, and to connect with others so experiences, knowledge and advice can be shared.
  Help for Hoarders |
The purpose of this site is not to judge or cure, but I hope that with the tools available here, hoarding will become better understood by both sufferers and the people around them, as well as medical professionals and the general public.
  Hypnotherapy Directory |
A hypnotherapy support network, enabling those in distress to find a hypnotherapist close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will provide those seeking support with all the information they need.
  International Counselling Links |
Directory of international counselling associations.
  Internet Watch Foundation |
IWF provide a hotline for the public to report their inadvertent exposure to illegal content on the internet.
  Jewish Marriage Council |
The Jewish Marriage Council (JMC) is a not-for-profit organisation set up to provide sensitive support for Jewish individuals, couples and families
  Just Parents |
'Parenting and pregnancy advice for mums and dads'
  Karma Nirvana |
Karma Nirvana’s staff and most of its 18 volunteers are survivors of forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence. Project founder and director Jasvinder Sanghera wants the voices of victims “to be heard” and to “shape policy”.
  Knife |
The first and most complete resource on knife crime in the UK.
  Men Get Eating Disorders Too |
‘Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ is a new website for men who are affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive eating and/or exercise and 'Bigorexia'.
  Mermaids UK |
Support pages for children affected by gender identity issues, their families and carers.
  Mumsnet |
Mumsnet homepage, with latest news, product reviews, book club, webchats, special offers, competitions and parenting advice.
  My Family Care |
My Family Care acquired BUPA Childcare last year – and since then the company has gone through a rebranding exercise.
  NCVO |
NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they're essential for a better society. It does this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations,
  Net Mums |
Netmums is a unique local network for mums and dads offering parenting information, activity ideas as well as local boards to network in .
  Nursing Home Abuse Guide |
  O2 Keeping kids Safe Mobiles |
An educational guide for adults; on how kids use mobiles and the internet.
  OHS Directory |
OHS Directory, the UK directory for occupational health and safety,provides company profiles and information on occupational healthproviders, services and products throughout the UK.
  Pandas Foundation |
Pandas Foundation vision is to support every individual with pre or postnatal depression in England, Wales and Scotland. We campaign to change the law, provide Pandas Help Line, offer advice to all and much more. See how you can make a difference by volunteering or donating.
  Papyrus |
Confidential Young Suicide Prevention Advice
  Parentline Plus |
A Parentline Plus website for parents who are concerned about bullying in their child's life, both outside and within school. We are here to help you support your child build healthy friendships and be safe at every stage of their life.
  Parents In Need Of Support |
PINS is a Voluntary organisation working in Hartlepool to support families who are affected by their siblings Drug/Alcohol misuse.
  Person Centred Therapy (PCT) Scotland |
  Pink Therapy |
The UK's leading private therapy organisation specialising in working with sexual diversity clients'
  Recovery Connection |
Information and resources for addiction recovery,
  Redundancy Help |
Help and advice for those who have been made redundant, including tips on beating stress.
  Self-injury support |
Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national organisation that supports girls and women in emotional distress. We particularly help women who harm themselves (often called self-injury).
  Special Education Degrees |
Information on various learning difficulties.
  Stress 101: Causes, Symptoms & Coping Strategies |
This is a general look at stress, including how it develops, how to recognize its symptoms, and some basic stress management techniques. There are some links to research and further reading at the bottom of the piece.
  Stress In The Workplace |
This is a more detailed examination of how stress affects us at work. Although the article is focused on job-related stress, it contains stress management techniques that can be used by caregivers, military spouses, and anyone under chronic stress.
  Support Line |
We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.
  The Brain Tumour Charity | https:
The Brain Tumour Charity is committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour, so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour is no longer a death sentence. It fights brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve quality of life.
  The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling |
The professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists who have trained and qualified at wpf Counselling & Psychotherapy'
  The Mix |
A one-stop advice and information website where the under 25s can find support and guidance on a range of issues
  The National Autistic Society |
  The Survivors Trust |
The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella organisation supporting 130 agencies within the UK and Eire, working with male and/or female  survivors of rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse
  Tourettes syndrome information |
  Trichotillomania |
Trichotillomania is a real disorder, causing individuals to pull out their own hair or eyelashes. This site is run by permanently pull free people with trichotillomania. We keep up-to-date of new advances and offer long-term, active support.
  UK Drug Rehab |
UK drug rehab directory containing information on drug rehab and alcohol rehab treatment centres. Drug addiction treatment service providers include primary and secondary treatment, after care, advice and counselling, detoxification and more. Answers to FAQ's about drugs, their effects and dangers etc.
  Vox Scotland |
Vox Scotland work in partnership with mental health and related services to ensure that service users get every opportunity to contribute positively to changes in the services that serve them.
  Way Foundation |
Every member of WAY lost their partner at an early age. We run social groups across the UK and are growing all the time - there's probably a group near you.
  Work Relationships |
How should we deal with pushy colleagues, arrogant managers and timid employees? This site offers great advice on what to do in any situation
  Youth Access |
Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people's information, advice, counselling and support services.
  Bullying Online |
Help and advice for parents & pupils in dealing with school bullying.
  Bullying Project |
  Sapphire - Metropolitan Police |
Information on how to report rape and serious sexual assault and what happens when you do, support organisations and personal safety advice.
  time to change |
Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.Our vision: To makes lives better for everyone by ending mental health discrimination Our mission: To inspire people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health
  Wired - Wirral Information Resource for Equality and Disability |
Works to promote the equality, dignity and independence of disadvantaged people,

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