Additional support

Here are some organisations that can offer you additional advice and support


These resources can provide guidance and support through the coronavirus crisis 

NHS has advice on symptoms and what to do if you think you have coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions explain the changes to Universal Credit and advise what benefits are available to you

Government website will help you understand what help is available to you if you’ve been affected by coronavirus

Trussell Trust will help you find your local foodbank if you cannot afford food


Money and benefits  

These organisations will provide advice on money, debt and benefits

Turn2Us benefits calculator will help you find out what benefits you can get

National Debtline give free debt advice over the phone and online  


Grants and funding  

These organisations will help you find funding opportunities  

Grants Search is a tool which will help you search for grant opportunities  

Care to Learn scheme will help you with childcare costs while you study  


Work and careers 

These organisations help you to look for jobs and support you in work  

National Career Service can help you with your career, learning and training choices 

Working Mums is a job search site which helps parents find flexible and part time work 

Working Families offer help for working parents and carers and their employers to find a better balance between responsibilities at home and at work 

Yess Law gives affordable legal advice to employees who want to fix problems at work  

Acas offer free, impartial advice on workplace rights


Support for young people  

These organisations provide specific support for young people  

British Youth Council support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy so they can make a difference  

UK Youth provides young people with life skills 

The Mix provide information and support on lots of problems from homelessness to mental health and breakups  


Training and education 

These organisations will help you find training and education opportunities 

Learn Direct provide courses, qualifications, training and employment services across the UK

Open University allows you to study for a degree qualification from home  

National Numeracy Challenge is a free tool to help you test your numeracy level



These organisations can help with housing advice and support   

Citizens Advice have lots of information about housing on their website

Shelter can provide you with housing advice online and on the telephone


Mental health  

These organisations can help you and support your mental health  

Beat runs a helpline for those who experience eating disorders

Mind offer advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

Rethink Mental Illness offer support services and advice to those living with mental illness

Self Injury Support provide support services for women and girls who harm themselves

Anxiety UK provide information, support and understanding for those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression

Samaritans offer free telephone support for anyone who needs help

Hub of Hope is a database where you can find mental health support and services, including national, local, free and private


Family and relationships 

These organisations can help you with support and advice for your family and relationships  

Gingerbread offer expert advice and practical support to single parents

Family Lives provides support to families who are struggling

Home Start help families with young children through challenging times

Relate provide relationship support for everyone

Maternity Action offer free advice for parents who are worried about their rights

Childcare and Family Services Finder is a tool to find registered childcare and family services in your local area


Violence and abuse  

These organisations offer vital help and support to those experiencing violence and abuse  

Women’s Aid run a free 24 hour national domestic violence helpline

Refuge provide a range of services for those who have experienced domestic violence

Woman’s Trust provide counselling and support services to help women in London who have experienced domestic abuse

Rape Crisis lists specialist local services for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence



These services can help anyone who is affected by addiction  

We Are With You offer free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health from local services and online

Al-Anon offer support to anyone whose life has been, or has been affected by someone else’s drinking

Alcoholics Anonymous helps with the personal recovery of those who have been addicted to alcohol

Narcotics Anonymous helps those who have experienced addiction to drugs with recovery and to stay clean

Action Addiction offer rehabilitation and community-based addiction treatment

How we can help you

Find out what help and support you can get from Young Women's Trust