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Autism West Midlands

Enriching the lives of autistic people living in the West Midlands; supporting families and individuals with autism to live as independently as possible. Offering a range of support services to families and carers of autistic children including an information helpline, family outreach workers and support groups.

Contact number: Helpline 0121 450 7575 / Office: 0121 450 7582


Website: https://www.autismwestmidlands

Bullying UK

Advice and support for parents/carers dealing with bullying.

Contact:  0808 8002222



ERIC - Enuresis Resource Information service

Support and resources for toileting issue for children of all ages

Contact number: 0845 370 8008


Family Information Services

For information, advice and support on all aspects of family life, for the parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19.

Contact number: 01743-254440



Free, safe and anonymous online mental health and emotional well-being support for children and young people. Kooth offer peer support, self-help and trained counsellors to talk to.

Kooth provides one to one and group support via a social platform for children and young people aged 10+. This is similar to a messenger or chat room service. There are strict rules and confidentiality policies in place to protect children and young people who use the service. A trained specialist is on hand to answer questions and support user’s as well as monitoring all chat sessions.  




Mermaids supports families, professionals, children and young people up to the age of 20 years old who are transgender and/or gender diverse. You can contact them via telephone, web chat or email.

Contact number: 0808 801 0400




If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.


Contact number:  0808 800 5000



Parenting Team


(see leaflet)

Supporting parents with their children. This includes

‘Understanding your Child Courses’. Locations throughout Shropshire.  To book an individual clinic appointment contact as below. Parents can self-refer.



Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact number: 11612 from any phone


Crossroads Together

Who is a young carer? A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled, has mental health issues or misuses drugs or alcohol.

We can help by giving you:

Time away, the chance to meet other young carers, taking part in peer support, go on day trips, support in school and with homework, learn new skills, someone to listen and a place to talk, information and funding

Contact number:  0333 323 1990



Young Minds

UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. The helpline if for parents who are worried about a child or young person.

Contact number: 08088025544 (9.30-4pm Mon to Fri)




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