Support, Advice & Resources

The following are a selection of local and national online support and help groups, services, websites, telephone lines, apps, and other resources, that may help you manage or overcome your health condition.

Bereavement advice

National Bereavement Service

Every bereavement is different and there are different processes dependent on your circumstances.

  • Telephone: 0800 024 6121
  • Web: National Bereavement Service website

    Child Bereavement UK

    Child Bereavement UK help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

    • Telephone: 0800 028 8840
    • Web: Child Bereavement UK

      Sands Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity

      Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it.

      • Telephone: 0808 164 3332
      • Web: Savings babies' lives/ Supporting bereaved families

        Compassionate Friends

        TCF offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – they are here to help.


        Brake’s helpline is a quality accredited, Freephone, confidential support service, providing information and advocacy, emotional support and a listening ear for survivors of road crashes.

        Scotty's Little Soldiers

        Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces.

        Child Death Helpline

        The Child Death Helpline aims to provide a quality freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. Callers to the helpline might be parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends or involved professionals.

        Cruse - Bereavement Support

        We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

        Hope Again

        Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

Carer's advice

Kingston Carer's Network

The local carer's network aims to enable carers to have a stronger voice in shaping and developing local services and support for them and the people they care for.

Child health advice

Vaccination planner

View the NHS recommended vaccination calendar, which highlights the ages your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Childhood illness guides & advice

The NHS website offers a lot of useful advice and guides on childhood illnesses, and you can search for advice on a range of common childhood ailments using the NHS A-Z of health tool.

Mental Health Advice


Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK was formed in 1970, by Katharine and Harold Fisher as a result of Katharine’s experience of agoraphobia and her desire to develop support for others similarly affected.

Young Minds

Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, they’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

CALM (Campaign against living miserably)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

iCope Kignston

Mental Health Concerns? You can self-refer to iCope now.

Drugs and alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Drinkaware online tools and apps

Download online drink trackers and apps from the Drinkaware website to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Elderly care advice

Dementia UK

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Maternity advice

Baby Buddy App

The local carer's network aims to enable carers to have a stronger voice in shaping and developing local services and support for them and the people they care for.

   ANDROID APP        Apple APP

Sexual health advice

Family Planning Association

The FPA are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Weight management advice

NHS couch to 5K app

The Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

   ANDROID APP        Apple APP

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Weight Watchers

In person meetings, online sessions, or a little bit of both. Weight Watchers have options and support, whatever your lifestyle.