Community Support

School Uniform Bank

We have a bank of used, good condition uniform in school that is available on request. Please contact the Family Team for more details.

Local and National Support

Millmead Children’s Centre

Age UK

Porchlight Housing Support

Live Well Kent

Free mental health support for young people and adults. Support for managing mental health, help with money, debt and housing.

Mind East Kent

Charity providing outcome-based services to make a positive difference to the mental health of the people of East Kent

Crisis cafe open 7 days a week 6pm-9.30pm

Qwell

Support for those aged 18-35 years. Free digital wellbeing support for adults. Chat function available with BACP accredited professionals. No referral necessary

Kent County Council.

Call 0800 107 0160 – Mental Health Matters phone line is free, confidential and open 24 hours a day

If you are concerned about the safety of your child, you can contact NSPCC on

0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

The Young Minds parents’ information service provides help for parents concerned about a young person’s mental health. You can contact them on 0800 018 2138 or visit their website.

Gingerbread runs a helpline for single mums and dads

0808 802 0925

Mankind

A confidential helpline is available for male survivors of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK as well as their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues and employers. You can contact them on 01823 334244.

Men’s advice line

Provide confidential support for men experiencing domestic abuse. You can contact them on 0808 801 0327 or email info@mensadviceline.org.uk

Action on Elder Abuse

Charity giving help and information about the abuse of older people, including abuse by family members and partners. Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (Freephone)

E-mail: enquiries@elderabuse.org.uk

Galop

Galop offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic abuse.

Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (10am-5pm Monday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm Thursday, 1pm-

5pm Friday, 12pm-4pm Sunday)

Email: help@galop.org.uk

Childline

The UK’s free and confidential helpline is not just for children. They also offer help to young people up to the age of 19 who are in distress or danger.

Tel: 0800 11 11 (24-hr helpLine)

Forced Marriage Unit

The Forced Marriage Unit provides advice for anyone who needs help leaving a forced marriage or who is trying to stop a forced marriage from taking place.

Tel: 0207 7008 0151 Weekdays 9am – 5pm

Email: fmu@fco.gov.uk

National Centre for Domestic Violence

The NCDV specialises in providing free legal support to survivors of domestic violence, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local court.

Tel: 0844 8044 999 Option 1 (emergency helpline)

Minicom: 18001 08009 702070

Freephone: 0800 970 2070 Website: www.ncdv.org.uk/

National Stalking Helpline

The National Stalking Helpline provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

Tel : 0808 802 0300

Email : advice@stalkinghelpline.org

NSPCC

The NSPCC is a charity which protects children across the UK.

Tel: 0808 800 5000 (24 hr Child Protection Helpline)

Email : help@nspcc.org.uk 

Refuge

Refuge is a charity that offers help and advice to women and young girls who are in abusive relationships.

24 hr national helpline: 0808 2000 24

Relate

Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations, and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

Helpline: 0300 100 1234

Respect

Respect is a charity which runs support services and programmes for those who inflict abuse in relationships, including young men and women.

Respect Phoneline: 0808 802 4040 (Freephone), Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Email: info@respectphoneline.org.uk

Respect also provides an advice line for men who are survivors of an abusive relationship.

Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 (Freephone), Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

The Hideout

A website where young people can get information about relationship abuse and where to get help.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is a national charity which works to end abuse against women and children.

Tel: 0808 2000 247 (Freephone 24 hr National domestic violence helpline)

Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

 

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