Children and Families Organisations

Anti-Bullying Network

The Scottish Executive has established the Network so that teachers, parents and young people can share ideas about how bullying should be tackled. It is freely open to all.

Telephone Number:0131 651 6100
Email Address:[email protected]

Association for Post Natal Illness

Provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness. Increase public awareness of the illness. Encourages research into its cause and nature

Telephone Number:020 7386 0868


ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

Telephone Number:0800 1111 (HelpLine)

Contact, the charity for families with disabled children

Contact support families with the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other. They also help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

Telephone Number:0131 659 2930
Helpline Telephone Number:0808 808 3555
Email Address:[email protected]+


Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.

Helpline Telephone Number:08451 228 669
Email Address:[email protected]

Down’s Syndrome Association

The Down’s Syndrome Association provide information, counselling and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers, as well as being a resource for interested professionals.

Telephone Number:020 8682 4001
Helpline Telephone Number:0333 1212 300
Email Address:[email protected]

Family Lives

Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents.

Telephone Number:020 7553 3080
Helpline Telephone Number:0808 800 2222

Healthier Together

Worried about your child? The Healthier Together website provides child related help and advice for parents, young people and pregnant women.


The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is a UK charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

Telephone Number:020 7825 2500
Helpline Telephone Number:0800 800 5000

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

Offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. They aim to give every parent the chance to make informed choices.

Helpline Telephone Number:0300 330 0700

National Self Harm Network

The aims of this forum are to: Support individuals who self-harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life
Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm
Raise awareness of the needs of people who self-harm, dispel myths and combat discrimination
Empower and enable those that self-harm to seek alternatives to self-harm and further help where appropriate

Email Address:[email protected]

Royal Society for Blind Children

The Royal Society for Blind Children offers a range of services including emotional support and practical advice for families, opportunities for children and young people to build confidence and skills through activities, and a specialist further education college.

Telephone Number:020 3198 0225
Email Address:[email protected]

The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba)

The Twins and Multiple Births Association, (Tamba) is a nationwide UK charity providing information and mutual support networks for families of twins, triplets and more.

Telephone Number:01252 332 344
Email Address:[email protected]


YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people. They provide :-
(1) Free, confidential information and advice for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.
(2) Leaflets and booklets help young people, parents and professionals to understand when a young person feels troubled and where to find help.
(3) Seminars and training increase professional understanding of children’s mental health and improve joint working based on good practice and research.

Telephone Number:020 7089 5050
Helpline Telephone Number:0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm)
Email Address:[email protected]