Useful Links

 

Created on November 10, 2021

We know how stressful it can be if you’re facing investigation or being prosecuted.  We also know how confusing the Criminal Justice System can be to anyone who doesn’t work within it every day, as we do.  In an effort to clear up some of the confusion and, hopefully, to lighten the stress levels, we have prepared some helpful links to sources covering a range of topics.

No matter what your question relates to, one of the organisations on this list will be able to help you.

    Victim Support

    Victim Support is an independent charity. They are dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales, and they put them at the heart of thier organisation.

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    Legal Aid

    Legal aid can help meet the costs of legal advice, family mediation and representation in a court or tribunal.

    UK

    https://www.gov.uk/legal-aid

    Scotland

    https://www.mygov.scot/legal-aid

    Northern Ireland

    https://www.justice-ni.gov.uk/topics/legal-aid

    Citizens Advice

    Citizenz Advice give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

    Lucy Faithfull

    The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide charity dedicated solely to tackling child sexual abuse.

    https://www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk/contact-us.htm

    Turn 2 Us

    Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help

    https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

    Mind

    Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

    https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/

    Grassroots Prevent Suicide

    Grassroots is a UK leader in suicide prevention. We help to create safe spaces in our communities for lifesaving conversations about suicide. We support people to develop the skills and confidence needed to save lives.

    https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/

    Drinkaware

    The Drinkaware Trust is an independent UK-wide alcohol education charity, funded largely by voluntary and unrestricted donations from UK alcohol producers, retailers and supermarkets.

    https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice/alcohol-support-services

    Prisoners Families

    The National Prisoners‘ Families Helpline offers support and information for people with a loved one in contact with the criminal justice system.

    https://www.prisonersfamilies.org/

    Talk to Frank

    Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today.

    https://www.talktofrank.com/get-help

    Gam Care

    The National Gambling Helpline gives confidential information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling problems in England, Scotland and Wales.

    https://www.gamcare.org.uk/get-support/talk-to-us-now/

    Narcotics Anonymous

    NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

    https://ukna.org/

    PTSD Resolution

    PTSD Resolution is a charity (no. 1133118) that helps Veterans, Reservists and Families who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of trauma suffered during service in the armed forces.

    https://ptsdresolution.org/

    SANE

    SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Please explore the icons below to find out how we help people.

    http://www.sane.org.uk/

    Shout 85258

    Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. We launched publicly in May 2019 and we’ve had more than 900,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support.

    https://giveusashout.org/get-help/

    The Calm Zone

    We’re the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling shit, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living.

    https://www.thecalmzone.net/

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