Health and social care

Royal National Institute of Blind PeopleAsthma UK
Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people whose lives are affected by asthma.

British Deaf Association (BDA)
Deaf organisation run by Deaf people for Deaf people.

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Research, policy and support to provide a voice for dyslexic people.

Depression Alliance 
Information and support services to those who are affected by depression.

Diabetes UK
Working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Healthline - Bipolar Disorder
A starting point for people wanting to know more about BD, with a comprehensive overview for individuals and people they know.

Mental Health Foundation 
For anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Mind 
Working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress across England and Wales.

Nelson Trust
Supports people with alcohol, drug and other dependencies.

PAPYRUS - Prevention of youth suicide
Resources and support for those dealing with suicidal behaviour, depression or emotional distress - particularly in teenagers and young adults.

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre 
Free and confidential listening, support and information service for women and men.
Helpline: 08451 221 331

Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt)
Helps people with drug and alcohol dependence move towards, achieve and maintain drug and crime-free lives.

Relate 
Relationship support. Help is available to prisoners and prisoner's families to help cope with relationship difficulties.

Release 
Free, confidential advice and services to meet the health, welfare and legal needs of drug users.

Resource Guide for Bipolar Disorder

Rethink 
Helping everybody affected by severe mental illness to recover a better quality of life.

Revolving Doors Agency 
Improving the lives of people who are caught up in a cycle of crisis, crime and mental illness.

Royal National Institute of Blind People
Supporting blind and partially sighted people

Action on Hearing Loss
Campaigns, information, services and support for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Samaritans 
24 hour confidential and emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Helpline: 08457 909090

Stonewall
Campaigning and lobbying for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people. Links to local support networks.

Terence Higgins Trust (THT)
Helping to ensure a long-term response to HIV and sexual health needs, irrespective of sexuality, HIV status, gender, cultural background or ethnic origin.

Victim Support 
Free and confidential support to help for victims or witnesses, whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

Women in Secure Hospitals (W.I.S.H)
Provides long-term, gender-sensitive support and services to women with mental health needs in their journey through the secure system and into the community.