Links
We have provided links to these sites because we think that they may be helpful or of interest to people who visit Cocoon. Please note, however, that the views expressed within them are not necessarily those of Cocoon.

 

Action for Prisoners Families

Action for Prisoners' Families promotes the just treatment of prisoners' families by the prison system and society across the UK. It encourages the development of, and acts as a voice for, organisations providing support to these families.

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Addictions

Website about addiction for recovery, support and information.

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Adfam: working with families affected by drugs & alcohol

Adfam's vision is a United Kingdom where every family member facing problems with drugs or alcohol will have access to a range of specialised services.

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Advicenow: law and your rights

Advicenow provides handpicked links to the best available information on the law and your rights in England and Wales, plus learning materials, case studies, quizzes and topical items. Advicenow is provided by Advice Services Alliance, the coordinating body for UK advice services

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African Caribbean Family Mediation Service

This site is currently under development

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Alternative Mental Health

This site calls itself the world's largest on non-drug approaches for mental health.

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Aquila Care Trust

The Aquila Care Trust is a charity, founded in 1991 by a group of men and women who had all experienced a broken relationship or divorce.

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Befrienders

Befrienders centers work to prevent suicide worldwide with 31,000 volunteers in over 40 countries.

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Brian Turner

Counselling for individuals, couples, families, children and young people, either face to face in Shropshire, or online. Counselling can be for relationships, separation and divorce, stress, bereavement.

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British Deaf Association

The BDA is the UK's largest national organisation run by Deaf people, for Deaf people.

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British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy

BASRT is a national specialist charity for sexual and relationship therapy.

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British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Association is recognised by legislators, national organisations and the public alike as the professional body and leading voice for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.

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Brook Advisory Centres

Brook Advisory Centres - commonly known just as Brook - is the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25.

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CCCS: Consumer Credit Counselling Service

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service is a registered charity whose purpose is to assist people who are in financial difficulty by providing free, independent, impartial and realistic advice.

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Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education

CCPE is a charitable organisation set up to provide clinical counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, adolescents and families, for people who specifically require a spiritual perspective in their counselling and psychotherapy.

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Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

CRFR produces and stimulates high quality research and commentary on families and relationships and disseminates such work widely.

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Childline: 0800 1111

ChildLine is a free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call the helpline on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time - day or night.

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Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. It works with children and their families, and then advises the courts on what it considers to be in the children's best interests.

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Counselling In France

Counselling In France is a website offering information about qualified therapists and life coaches who provide a confidential service in an area near you. Everyone shown on the website has agreed to abide by the Code of Ethics as laid down by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy or other bodies.

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Colouring Therapy

An alternative to formal meditation practices with a potential for family and interpersonal team-building skill development. Guidelines and resources to help you inexpensively improve your coping and awareness skills through an enjoyable activity.

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Contact Counts

Information and advice about staying involved with your children after divorce or separation.

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Counselling Books

This site describes itself as the bookshop for people in the caring professions.

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Couple Counselling Scotland

Couple Counselling Scotland (formerly Marriage Counselling Scotland) is a Scottish charity which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998.

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Depressed Anon

Site for people experiencing depression

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Devonport School of Yoga

Yoga site with relaxation areas.

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Families Need Fathers

Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown.

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Fathers Direct

Fathers Direct is a UK national information centre for fatherhood. It is a charity (reg. no. 1075104) founded in 1999 by professionals with expertise in social work, in social work, family policy, business development and communications.

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FCL: Debt Clinic

FCL is one of the country's leading debt advice agencies with over 12 years' experience in helping people with their debt problems.

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FPA: Sexual Health

FPA (formerly The Family Planning Association) is a registered charity working to improve the sexual health and reproductive rights of all people throughout the UK.

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Gill Jones

An individual counsellor specialising in anxiety, panic attack, depression, stress and loss.

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Gingerbread

Gingerbread was started in 1970 and is a registered charity maintained by lone parents for lone parent families in England and Wales.

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Healthlinks

A Complementary Resource Site for Healthcare Consumers and Professionals.

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Holistic-online

Health information featuring conventional, alternative, integrative, and mind-body medicine.

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Institute of Family Therapy

In 2002 the Institute celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Since its inception it has established a national and international reputation for its work and become the largest family therapy organisation in the UK.

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Mad Not Bad

This site is described as the realm of the mental health 'Service User' and those close to them - the carer, family or friend. It seeks to foster the idea that being 'mad' doesn't make you 'bad' and that it's ok to talk about it.

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Marriage & Relationship Support (DfES website)

This directory provides information on a wide range of Marriage & Relationship Support agencies in England and Wales. Information in the entries is as provided by the agencies themselves.

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Marriage Care

Marriage Care is a charity operating across England and Wales. Its purpose is to help people prepare for, achieve and sustain successful marriages and to support them should their marriages break down.

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Meditation Center

The World Wide Online Meditation Center is a site created to provide meditation instruction to people 'anywhere on the planet'.

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Metanoia

Information for people considering suicide.

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MIND

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.

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National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC is a registered charity, which has been set up as a result of a key recommendation by the National Commission of Inquiry into the Prevention of Child Abuse, which reported in October 1996.

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National Association of Child Contact Centres

Child Contact Centres are places where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents and sometimes other family members, where there are no other viable options. The National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) promotes safe child contact within a national framework of Child Contact Centres.

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National Family Mediation

A network of over 60 local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales offering help to couples, married or unmarried who are in the process of separation and divorce.

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National Family Parenting Institute

The National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI) is an independent charity working to support parents in bringing up their children, to promote the wellbeing of families and to make society more family friendly.

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NCH Action for Children

NCH helps children at risk or in care, vulnerable young people and families under pressure.

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One Parent Families

One Parent Families believes that it cab build a fairer society for all families, in which lone parents and their children are not disadvantaged and do not suffer from poverty, isolation, or social exclusion.

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Online Counselling North East

Experienced online counsellor and supervisor offers help with personal problems: low self esteem, childhood sexual abuse, relationships, etc. Gay affirmative.

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Online Counsellor

West Yorkshire-based counsellor experienced in supporting people in resolving a issues such as stress at work, bereavement, loss, relationship problems, eating disorders, abuse, depression, addictions and anxiety.

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Parenting UK

Parenting UK (formerly known as the Parenting Education & Support Forum) was formed in 1995 as a membership organisation for those who offer parenting services, in order to promote quality provision in the field.

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Parentline Plus

Parentline Plus is a UK registered charity which offers support to anyone parenting a child the child's parents, stepparents, grand parents and foster parents.

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Pink Parents

Pink Parents' aims are to promote equality and diversity and to eliminate discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay and bisexual parents and parents-to-be and their children.

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Relate

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support

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Relationships (BBC website)

Comprehensive source of information covering topics such as dating, sex, coping with grief, domestic violence, coping with conflict etc.

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Relax Online

Inspirational ideas on how to relax, create more abundance, enjoy good health, feel more happiness and peace and create the Life you desire.

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Rethink: helping everyone affected by severe mental illness

Working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, to recover a better quality of life.

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Samaritans

Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

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Selfhealing Expressions

Self-Healing Expressions is a provider of 'self-paced holistic e-learning courses serving people in need of support and healing'.

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Single Parent Action Network

Single Parent Action Network is a multi-racial organisation of single parents working to improve the lives of one parent families in the UK and Europe.

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Spiritual Teachers

A list of spiritual teachers described as 'the other list other lists go to'.

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Support 4 Learning

Information about online counselling resources.

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The Healing Bridge

A site dedicated to helping visitors tap into the 'heart and soul of healing'.

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The Solicitors Family Law Association

The Solicitors Family Law Association is an association of over 5000 solicitors who are committed to promoting a non-confrontational atmosphere in which family law matters are dealt with in a sensitive, constructive and cost-effective way.

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Tamara Alferoff

Here you can arrange sessions to practice The Work of Byron Katie, and explore in confidence any stressful thoughts, about anything at all, with the simple yet radical process of four questions and a turnaround.

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Time for Families

Time for Families strives for committed personal relationships, which they aim to achieve by teaching relationship skills at appropriate stages in family life and by raising public awareness of good relationship practices.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

National register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors

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UK Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling Network provides well-qualified counsellors, who have specialist training and many years experience working with couples.

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UK College of Family Mediators

The aim of mediation is to help people find a solution which meets as many of their needs - and those of their children - as possible, and which everyone feels is fair.

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Women's Aid

Women's Aid is a national domestic violence charity which co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 300 local projects, providing over 500 refuges, helplines, outreach services and advice centres.

Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

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Young Minds

YoungMinds is a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.

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