Your Health

Category: Children and Families

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.
Address:Moray House School of Education. University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh. EH8 8AQ
Tel:0131 651 6100


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.
Address:NSPCC, Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH.
Tel:0800 1111 (HelpLine)

Contact a Family is a UK

Every day over 75 children in the UK are born or diagnosed with a serious disability or rare syndrome and the vast majority of them are cared for at home. Contact a Family is a UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child.
Address:209-211 City Road, London. EC1V 1JN
Tel:020 7608 8700
HelpLine:0808 808 3555 (10am-4pm, Mon-Fri)
Fax:020 7608 8701


Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.
Address:BM Cry-sis, London. WC1N 3XX
HelpLine:08451 228 669

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.
Address:155 Mitcham Road. Tooting, London. SW17 9PG
Tel:020 8682 4001
Fax:020 8682 4012

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.
Address:Family Lives Head Office, CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH
Tel:020 7553 3080
HelpLine:0808 800 2222


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.
Address:NSPCC, Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London. EC2A 3NH
Tel:020 7825 2500
HelpLine:0800 800 5000
Fax:020 7825 2525

The Baby Directory

An A to Z of everything for pregnant women, babies and young children.
Address:7 Brockwell Park Row, London SW2 2YH
Tel:020 8678 9000

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

Offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. They aim to give every parent the chance to make informed choices.
Address:The National Childbirth Trust. Alexandra House, Oldham Terrace, Acton, London. W3 6NH
HelpLine:0300 330 0700

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.
Address:Tamba. Manor House, Church Hill, Aldershot, Hants, GU12 4JU
Tel:01252 332 344


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.
Address:YoungMinds, 102-108 Clerkenwell Road, London. EC1M 5SA
Tel:020 7336 8445
HelpLine:0800 018 2138