Support Services

At Love Laid Bare we encourage our readers and listeners to seek support and advice, particularly if they feel affected by one of our stories.

Below are websites and contact numbers for various organisations that can provide support and assistance.

If you are visiting from the USA or Canada please be patient with us as we update resources for you. You find a list of resources here.

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically with Black, African, Asian and Caribbean people.

Our goal is the individual and collective processing of our inner experiences for the benefit of our communities and to give a voice to a ‘Black empathic approach’¹ in therapy and therapy education. As a body, we will seek to integrate into mainstream psychotherapy training, literature and practice.

Mental Health Support


Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.


Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.


Support for people affected by crime or traumatic events.

0808 168 9111 (24/7)


We can provide support and help if you’ve been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an anxiety condition. We can also help you deal with specific phobias such as fear of spiders, blushing, vomiting, being alone, public speaking, heights – in fact, any fear that’s stopped you from getting on with your life.

03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am – 5.30pm)


Find your nearest Bipolar UK Support Group.
Call us: 0333 323 3885
Email us:


CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

0800 585 858 (5pm-Midnight)


Charity for sufferers of depression with a network of self help groups.


SANE provides emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.

0300 304 7000 (4.30pm to 10.30pm)


Adoption Support Services

First 4 Adoption

Email –

Contact number-  020 8668 2181

Action For Children

Contact number –  0845 355 5533

Adoption Services (Croydon Borough)

Adoption UK


Tel: 01295 752240


Alcohol Dependancy Support Services


Where to find support

Treatment Options


Drinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s.

The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone else`s drinking regardless of the caller`s age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or spirituality.

Free helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)

Turning Point

We offer you or a loved one a range of services depending on what you need, from detox and residential rehab to supported living and aftercare support. Click below to see more information. You can also read about our range of services in the Guide to Services leaflet.


Bereavement support

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

National Helpline 0300 1115065

CRUSE Bereavement Care

National Helpline 0844 477 9400
Young Person’s Freephone Helpline 0808 808 1677

Winston’s Wish

The UK’s childhood bereavement charity. We support children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.

08452 03 04 05

The Compassionate Friends

We offer support after the death of a child of any age. 0345 123 2304

The Way Foundation (Widowed & Young)

National charity for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died.

The Samaritans

Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time.

116 123 (24/7)

Domestic Violence

0808 2000247

Rape Crisis

0808 802 9999

Open between 12:00-14:30
and 19:00-21:30 daily


Crying Sons – Director Gwenton Sloley

Our vision is to create a cohesive social and cultural environment where value is based on ones humanity. Through the facilitation of dynamic and interactive communication Crying Son’s will enable services and agencies to reach the previously perceived “unreachable” young people and young adults breakdown the visible and invisible historical walls that have caused division and unrest. Crying Son’s ultimate vision is to create a society where unity is fostered based on acknowledging, valuing and appreciating an individuals similarities, differences and uniqueness.

National Autistic Society

We are the UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services. Our trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year. In this section, you’ll find services directed towards autistic people, parents and carers and professionals.

The Child Growth Foundation

The Child Growth Foundation (CGF) is a leading UK charity focusing on the support and management of rare growth conditions affecting children and adults. We have many parents and children who are members, as well as a large and active adult membership.


FGM Information & Support Services

28 Too Many – Registered charity

Forward UK – Advice and support service

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Contact number – 0207 -7332653



Contact number – 0800 0147800 – Open 9-5pm (Mon-Fri)


Miscarriage Association

Contact number – 01924 200799


Fertility Network UK

Contact number – 01424 732 361


British Fertility Society