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Other Sources of Help & Advice

Here is a list of links to other services which may be useful. Although we make every effort to ensure this information is accurate, up to date and relevant; Build Sound Minds cannot take responsibility for pages/content maintained by external providers.

Services from Action for Children

  • Action for Children - we’re on hand to support parents when you need us. Browse articles on the most common parenting questions from our experts. Or talk one-to-one with a qualified parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you.  Click on the link to find out more: https://www.parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/
  • Action for Children – Parent Talk - ask your question in the chat box and one of our parenting coaches will respond as soon as they are free. Click on the link to find out more about: https://shr.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Services to Support Mental Health/Emotional Wellbeing

  • Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health are a specialist mental health support service charity with a strong service user focus and high professional standards. Click on the link to find out more: https://www.dfmh.co.uk/
  • Mind are a national charity providing help and support to anyone with a mental health problem. Click on the link to find out more: https://www.mind.org.uk/
  • Young Minds provide young people with the tools to look after their mental health.  Click on the link to find out more: https://youngminds.org.uk/
  • Quell is a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from the Quell community and qualified professionals.  Click on the link to find our more: https://www.qwell.io/
  • Think Ninja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well. Click on the link to find out more: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/thinkninja/
  • Kooth is an online community for mental health and wellbeing.  Click on the link to find out more: https://www.kooth.com/
  • Derbyshire & Derbyshire Emotional Well Being is a portal to a wide range of other services. Click on the link to find out more  https://derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandwellbeing.uk/
  • Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.  Click on the link to find out more  https://giveusashout.org/ 
  • Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, trained counsellors are here to support you.  Click on the link to find out more https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
  • Samaritans Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Samaritans are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Click on the link to find out more https://www.samaritans.org/

Services to Support Autism/ASD/Physical & Sensory Needs

  • Daisy Chain offer a telephone service to enable families to access advice, support and resources. They provide support and services for those who display traits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sensory processing differences, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Click on the link to find out more: https://www.daisychainproject.co.uk/
  • National Autistic Society provides help and support to autistic people and their families.  Click on the link to find out more: https://www.autism.org.uk/
  • Umbrella support children and young people aged 5 to 30 with any additional needs, including physical, sensory, learning and behavioural disabilities.  Click on the link to find out more: https://umbrella.uk.net/ 

Services to Support Individuals with Eating Disorders

  • First Steps ED work across the Midlands, providing care and support for children and their families, young people and adults affected by eating difficulties and disorder.  Click on the link to find out more:  https://firststepsed.co.uk/about-us/

Services to Support Bereavement

  • The Laura Centre is a professional bereavement service. They have a mixture of qualified counsellors and trained visiting counsellors.  Click on the link to find out more  https://thelauracentre.org.uk/
  • Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them. Click on the link to find out more https://www.winstonswish.org/
  • Child Bereavement UK Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.  Click on the link to find out more: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
  • Derbyshire Bereavement Hub this website can provide you with information and links to organisations and services for bereaved people (of all ages) in Derby city and Derbyshire.  Click on the link to find out more http://derbyshirebereavementhub.co.uk/

Services to Support Self Harm & Thoughts of Suicide

  • Calm Harm is a free app to help manage self harm urges.  Click on the link to find out more: https://calmharm.co.uk/ 
  • Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through a helpline.  Click on the link to find out more: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Services to Support Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation

  • Safe and Sound are tackling child sexual exploitation by providing high quality tailored one-to-one support to victims and young people at risk in Derby and Derbyshire.  Click on the link to find out more: https://www.safeandsoundgroup.org.uk/

Services to Support LGBTQ+

  • Stonewall Over the last 30 years, Stonewall have helped create transformative change in the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the UK.  Click on the link to find out more https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

Services to Support Special Educational Needs

  • Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service for SEND  provides independent information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as well as their parents and carers.   Click on the link to find out more https://www.derbyshireiass.co.uk/home.aspx

Services to Support Young People at Risk of Exclusion from Education & Offending

  • Enthusiasm provide dedicated youth work mentors to support a minimum of 60 young people aged 11-18 who are most at risk of exclusion from education, offending and anti-social behaviour.  Click on the link to find out more:  https://enthusiasm.org.uk/about-us/derby/