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On this page you will find a list of agencies that provide a range of services and have additional resources that support children and young people. This list is not exhaustive, so if you would like to be included, we would love to hear from you you. You can contact us through the contact page.

Adapt Eating Distress gives information about eating disorders and how and where to receive support.

Barnardo's London Child Sexual Exploitation Service works with young people who are experiencing or at risk of sexual exploitation, going missing from home and being trafficked.

Be Healthy is a project run jointly by the Association of Young People's Health and the University of Bedfordshire. Young people who were interested in researching the health needs of young people affected by sexual exploitation and becoming Health Advocates.

Brook is a young people's sexual health charity that provides a range of services to under 25's at centers across London and the UK.

Centre for Mental Health carries out research, policy work and analysis to improve practice and influence policy in mental health as well as public services. They focus on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy.

Foundation 4 Life delivers a range of behaviour modification, crime prevention and personal development services to young people aged 8-25 years who are offenders or at risk of offending/re-offending. Promotes positive achievements as well as reinforcing the anti-knife, gun & violent crime message.

Get Outta The Gang runs a series of programmes to help young people including a school intervention project, a 121 intervention project, and 6 month programmes for males and females separately.

Head Meds gives young people general information about medication for mental health issues. They do not give medical advice.

Leap prevents the escalation of everyday conflict into destructive behaviour and violence by giving young people and the professionals that work with them the skills to understand the causes and consequences of conflict.

Mental Health Foundation is a charity improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Mental Health Providers Forum (MHPF) is a charity and the representative body for voluntary sector mental health organisations in England and Wales, working nationally and regionally to influence practice and policy.

Missing People is a UK wide charity that specialises in, and is dedicated to, bringing missing children and adults back together with their families.

PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Nacro is a crime reduction charity that is dedicated to reducing crime and reoffending in communities across England and Wales.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics provides a free confidential helpline and e-mail service. Children of alcoholics are at risk of developing problems with alcohol or other substances themselves and are also at risk for mental health problems.

NSPCC provides a range of services to professionals including training, consultancy, publications and their information service.

NYAS is a UK charity providing socio-legal services. They offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.
http://www.nacoa.org.uk/

Rethink Mental Illness is a national mental health charity providing a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness.

Richmond Fellowship champions recovery and social inclusion and is one of the largest voluntary sector providers of mental health support across England.

SAMM is a national UK Charity supporting families bereaved by Murder and Manslaughter. They also provide advice and training to many agencies on issues relevant to the traumatically bereaved.

St Giles Trust offer a range of services to help ex-offenders and those at risk get their lives back on track and break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and re-offending.

SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults.

The Comedy School is an arts organisation that uses comedy through different settings to work with young people on performance and workshops projects dealing with issues around gangs and guns.

The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for over 135 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.

Time to Change is England's biggest ever attempt to end the stigma and discrimination that faces people with mental health problems.

Together for mental wellbeing is a national mental health charity working alongside people with mental health issues on their journey towards independent and fulfilling lives.

Turning Point is a health and social care organisation that helps and supports those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with learning disabilities.

Voyage (BPA) works to empower marginalised young black people through a range of projects and programmes across London, helping them to transform themselves and their communities.

WDP is a drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse.

Well Happy App is a free app aimed at 12-25 year olds which gives instant information on topics such as mental health, drugs & alcohol, sex & relationships.

YoungMinds is a UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

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