We know that life can be tough sometimes. And while there is a lot of help available for you if you’re struggling with difficult thoughts, feelings and situations, it can be difficult to know where to start.
At the Amy Winehouse Foundation we offer support directly to young people and families, but we also work alongside different charities and groups who offer specialist support on a wide range of issues. On this page you can find a list of organisations that we either support directly, work in partnership with or endorse the work of.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE:
A free, 24 hour counselling service that allows young people to get help and advice on a wide range of topics. Their website allows you to talk to a oounsellor online or post on their message boards, or you can call 0800 1111
Together for Young Lives
A leading UK charity for children with life-threatening & life-limiting conditions.
The UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, supporting 16-25 years olds with housing, learning, health and life skills.
New Horizons Youth Centre
A London-based centre which works with young people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk helping them to Create Positive Futures.
Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, as well as campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Rethink Mental Illness
Providing support and information to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, and helping them to recover a better quality of life.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL:
Action on Addaction
Working with people affected by drug and alcohol problems, this charity works in the areas of research, prevention and treatment as well as providing education and family support services.
One of the UK’s largest treatment charities, helping young people, adults and families deal with the effects of addiction and drug and alcohol misuse.
Providing free, confidential help for anyone affected by addiction, with advice on both NHS and private drug & alcohol treatment options. Includes a free 24/7 hour helpline service.
Helpline: 0800 44 88 688 (Freephone)
Providing support to teenagers, families and anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.
Groups that take place throughout the country, enabling people struggling with alcohol dependency and misuse to maintain sobriety through peer support.
A charity providing residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction at three locations across the UK, including counselling and other forms of support.
A charity offering professional support to families, friends and carers of young people who have developed problems with drugs.
Groups that take place throughout the country, enabling people struggling with cocaine misuse to maintain sobriety through peer support (specific groups focusing on cannabis and cocaine are also provided. See site for details)
The leading UK wide charity providing information, help and support for people battlng with anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
HIV AND SEXUAL HEALTH:
Providing free and confidential sexual health information and contraception to young people.www.brook.org.uk
Terence Higgins Trust
The largest charity in the UK seeking to reduce the spread of HIV, offering advice on sexual health and more. Brook’s website also includes a live webchat.
Text support also available (standard rates apply) by texting 07537 402 024.
Remember you can also to speak to your GP for advice, or look up your local Sexual Health Clinic if you need to be seen. If you have concerns about pregnancy, don’t delay in booking into a clinic as an emergency.
Find your local NHS Sexual Health service here.
This charity works with organisations across the UK to bring equality to gay, lesbian and bisexual people at home, at school and at work.
A women’s theatre company set up to tell the stories of women who have been through the criminal justice system and in prison.
VICTIMS OF CRIME AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Run in partnership by the charities Women’s Aid and Refuge, this free and confidential helpline offers support and advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (Freephone)
A UK charity offering support for victims of crime, their families and anyone who may have witnessed a crime.