Useful Web Links

The Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (www.achippp.org)   

Links parents with child psychologists who work in private practice and can offer the skills they are looking for. All AChiPPP members are Chartered Psychologists with the British Psychological Society and adhere to the Society's Code of Conduct or are Registered as a Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  

MindEd (www.minded.org.uk)

Information for families and professionals on a variety of parenting issues, and childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties, including what to do in a crisis. 

Read Well Scheme (www.reading-well.org.uk)

Promotes reading for health and well being - lists mind boosting books and books available on prescription via local libraries. All books have been recommended by professionals or young people.

Royal College of Psychiatry(www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation.aspx)

Has many different leaflets about all emotional, behavioural and neourdevelopmental difficulties that can be ordered or printed out.

NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk)  

Find out about symptoms and treatments for many different health problems and disorders, including emotional and behavioural ones.

NHS 111. Call NHS 111 if you need urgent medical help but it is not a life threatening situation. 

FamilyLives(www.familylives.org.uk)

A national family support service providing help and support on all aspects of family life. They offer a confidential helpline, on line chat, email support, online parenting courses, forums, leaflets and general information. 

Freephone: 0808 800 2222

Young Minds(www.youngminds.org.uk)

They are a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people through giving advice, training, campaigning and distributing publications. They offer reliable and accessible online information about common emotional issues for both children and young people. They have a confidential helpline (by phone or email) for parents who are concerns about the emotional and behavioural well being of their children aged 25 years or under. Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm Tel: 0808 802 5544

Anxiety-UK (www.anxietyuk.org.uk)

Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding. They have information specifically for children,young people and their families -

http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/about-anxiety/young-people-and-anxiety/#whatisso

OCD-UK (www.ocduk.org)

OCD-UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Also have pages specifically for children (http://ocduk.org/childrens-ocd-guide) and young people (http://ocduk.org/young-peoples-ocd-guide).

Childline (www.childline.org.uk)

ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem – counsellors are always there to help you sort it out.

Samaritans(www.samaritans.org.uk)

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

National Autistic Society(www.nas.org.uk)

The website includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, the NAS and its services and activities.