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Support Resources

A searchable directory for care experienced people of all ages of services, support and helpful information created by and for the community


Filter by using the dropdowns Location and Support Type.  The default is set to National and Crisis Support to show national organisations and resources for support in times of immediate crisis. 

Click the resource image and buttons to open the website, call or email.


*Rees Foundation

An independent registered charity that is peer driven supporting care experienced people nationally of all ages through our support line and peer led projects. Our projects include peer networks and monthly wellbeing weeks, financial assistance, careers coaching, arts projects, housing support, and signposting to other support


Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression. They offer support and advice about anxiety on their website and have a text service and helpline.



Become is here to make a difference to individual lives right now, and the care system as a whole for future generations. Since 1992 we’ve been working to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of children in care and young care money, and how the care system works.



Support and information if you are having a difficult time, signs you may be struggling to cope, if you are worried about someone else.Our webchat is for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. 5PM – Midnight, 365 days a year.


Care Leavers Rock! Group

#Careleaversrock is a Facebook group for people who were in care at some point in their lives. We build lasting friendships and relationships, we answer questions and queries about all leaving care issues from education to living alone, we also post motivational stories and quotes to keep you going when the day seems a little difficult. We have care leavers who work directly with children and young people now as professionals and we also have care leavers who left care a long time ago but still have a special voice.


Citizens Advice Bureau

Help with benefits & applying for Universal Credit, work, debt and money, family, housing, law and courts, immigration and health.


Give Us A Shout

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.


Hub of Hope

A national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.


Looking After Your Mental Health during Coronavirus

Great infographic for looking after your mental health during Coronavirus


Recovery Cafes

In different areas of the country offering free, safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for people who are struggling to cope with their mental health during the evening and weekends when other services may be closed. Google "Recovery Cafe" and your area to find your nearest recovery cafe.



Sexual abuse support & counselling service. We understand how difficult it can be sometimes to be able to talk about your experiences or to know how to find the words and to seek support. If you are in need of emotional support or information and feel ready to talk or write to us.



Support and information if you are having a difficult time call 116123


Staying Safe

Support on how to make a Safety Plan for anyone struggling with wellbeing, suicidal thoughts or supporting someone else. It’s designed to offer hope, compassion and practical ideas on how to find your own way forward.

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