The following organisations can provide further help and information about the topics discussed on this website

 

Association of Christian Counsellors - Find a qualified Christian Counsellor in your locality

Chat Now - provides free Christian help online through live chat

Christian Healing UK - an affiliation of Christian healing organisations and healing advisors across the UK

Christian Helplines Association

Churches for All - Enabling churches where disabled people belong

Contact for Christ - puts those wanting to know more about rhe Christian faith or to find a suitable church in touch with a Christian in their area. Click here to e-mail.

Evangelical Alliance - represents UK's 2 million Evangelical Christians

Living Light Prayerline - Open: 9-7 Mon-Fri only

Pastoral Care UK - seeks to encourage, train and resource those involved in pastoral care

Premier Lifeline - a confidential telephone helpline offering a listening ear, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective, prayer and signposting. Tel. 0300 111 0101

 

Further Help by Subject

 

Abortions (see Pregnancy)

 

Accommodation

 

- Christian

Betel UK - Addictions/Homelessness/Residential Centres

Keychange Charity - Accommodation

 

Addictions

 

- Christian

Betel UK - Addictions/Homelessness/Residential Centres

Cenacolo Community - Addictions/Residential Community

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) - Debt coaching and counselling

Gilead Foundations Centre - Rehabilitation of people suffering from drug and alcohol abuse

Hope UK – Drug Education/Training

Kenward Trust - Drug & Alcohol Addictions/Residential Community

Living Recovery - Offering a range of courses & training to equip those working with people struggling with addictions

Salvation Army - Homelessness/Addiction Support/Work Preparation

Teen Challenge UK - Drug & Alcohol Addictions/Residential Centres/Outreach Work

Victory Outreach UK - Drug & Alcohol Addictions/Residential Centres/Ex-offenders

Yeldall Manor - Drug & Alcohol Addictions/Residential Centres/Men/Detox

 

- Other

Alcoholics Anonymous - A fellowship of men and women who meet together to help each other recover from alcoholism

Frank - A confidential helpline for anyone in the UK concerned about drug use - also live chat, email submission of questions – information

Gamcare - Provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling operating the National Gambling Helpline

 

Advice

 

- Other

Citizens Advice - Local offices/Advice on a wide range of issues

 

Advocacy

 

- Christian

Christian Concern - Legal representation in cases of religious discrimination

Lawyers' Christian Fellowship – Christian lawyers – includes a “Find a Lawyer” search

 

Ageing

 

- Christian

Christian Care Homes - Residential homes for the elderly providing a Christian environment

Livability - Disability and community engagement charity/Training & advice

MHA - Care homes, retirement villages, dementia care and community support for the elderly

Pilgrims' Friend Society - Care homes, retirement housing & training churches to care for the elderly in the community

 

- Other

Age UK - Advice & practical support for the over 60’s

Alzheimers Society - Information on and help with dementia - helpline -on-line community

Dementia UK - Provides specialist dementia support for families using Admiral Nurses

Silver Line - Confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people

 

AIDS/HIV

 

- Christian

Aids Care Education and Training UK - Sex education for young people

Mildmay - Hospital care and treatment (HIV/AIDS)

 

Animal Care

 

- Other

RSPCA (24Hr Emergency Service) - To report cruelty or an animal in distress telphone 0300 1234 999.

 

Armed Forces

 

- Christian

Armed Forces' Christian Union - Supports members of the Armed Forces especially in prayer

Soldiers and Airmen Scripture Readers Association (SASRA) - Personal evangelism among the forces

 

- Other

Combat Stress - For veterans, serving personnel, and their families

 

Autism/Aspergers

 - Christian

Churches for All – Portal with links

Kairos Forum - Responding to the spiritual needs of those with learning disabilities

Livability - Disability and community engagement charity/Training & advice

 

- Other

National Autistic Society - National charity for autism - including helpline

 

Bereavement

 

- Christian

Care for the Family - Promotes family life/Support for parents, marriage, and bereavement

 

- Other

Cruse Bereavement Care - Leading national charity for bereaved people

Still Birth & Neonatal Death (SANDS) - For anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth

 

Blindness (see Visual Impairment)

 

Bullying

 

- Other

Bullying UK - Listening, supportive and non-judgmental helpline

National Bullying Helpline - Anti-Bullying organisation assisting both adults and children

 

Cancer (see Healing)

 

- Other

MacMillan Cancer Support - Information, practical advice and support

 

Care Homes (see Ageing)

- Other

Care Quality Commission - Care Home Concerns - Complaints

 

Carers

 

- Christian

Carers Christian Fellowship - Support group

 

Child Protection

 

- Christian

CCPAS - Safeguarding Issues (in church setting)

 

- Other

Childline - Helpline for children and young people. Tel: 0800 1111

NSPCC - Helpline is for adults concerned about a child

 

Christian Faith

 

Alpha – Listing of local courses/Online sample materials

Christian Enquiry Agency - Confidential information service

Christianity Explored – Listing of local courses/Online information

Contact For Christ - Links enquirers to a local Christian who can help them further

Evangelical Alliance - Articles/Directory of member churches & organisations

 

Church Contact

 

Contact For Christ - Links enquirers to a local Christian who can help them further

Find a Church - UK Church Directory (search by post code).

 

Counselling

 

- Christian

Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) - Register of Christian Counsellors and Counselling Organisations. Has "Find a Christian Counsellor" database on website

Waverley Abbey College - Can search for a Christian Counsellor trained by Waverley

 

Crime

 

- Other

Crimestoppers - Give information about crime anonymously by telephoning 0800 555 111

Emergency 999 - Emergency number (Police)

Police (Non-Emergency) - Police Non-Emergency Service - telephone 101

Victim Support - Support for victims of crime or those who have been affected by a crime

 

Cult Information

 

- Christian

DialogCentre UK - Information on religious or political groups and effect of involvement with them

Reachout Trust - Information & advice on cults (Occult/New Age/JW/Mormons/Freemasonry)

 

- Other

Cult Information Centre - advice and information for victims of cults, their families and friends, researchers and the media.

 

Deafness (see Hearing Impairment)

 

Death

 

- Christian

Art of Dying Well - Help for those who are terminally ill

  

Debt Advice & Support

 

- Christian

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) - Debt coaching and counselling

 

- Other

Money Charity - Financial advice & training

Stepchange Debt Charity - Free confidential support

 

Deliverance

 

- Christian

Bethel Sozo UK – Healing and deliverance ministry

Ellel Ministries - Healing retreats/Courses/Deliverance ministry

Norwood Christian Fellowship - Monthly deliverance ministry meetings in London

Sozo International Ministries - Healing & deliverance ministry

 

Dementia (see Ageing)

Disability

 

- Christian

Churches for All – Portal with links

Livability - Disability and community engagement charity/Training & advice

Through the Roof - Training & resources/Community & holidays for the disabled

 

- Other

Scope - National disability charity: support & information

 

Divorce

 

- Christian

Divorce Care - Support Groups (US site but can search for UK groups) & online resources

 

Domestic Abuse/Violence

 

- Christian

Faith and Freedom - Providing information and support to Christians who are supporting people experiencing domestic abuse

 

- Other

Men's Advice Line - Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse

Refuge - National domestic violence helpline

Safer Places - Support for those who are in an abusive relationship including 24-hour helpline

 

Dreams

 

- Christian

Streams Training Centre - Biblically-based training in interpretation of dreams

 

Eating Disorders

 

- Christian

Anorexia & Bulimia Care - Support & information for sufferers and carers

Mercy UK - Residential programme (women 18-30)/Online courses also for men

Nicholaston House - Prayer ministry on retreats & courses – including eating disorders

Tastelife - Information & courses for those who struggle with eating disorders

 

- Other

Beat - Leading UK charity for information and support

 

Emergency

 

- Other

Emergency 999 - Emergency number (Police/Ambulance/Fire Brigade) - Tel. 999

Floodline - Environment Agency helpline in event of flooding - Tel. 0345 988 1188.

National Gas Emergency Service - To report a smell of gas – Tel. 0800 111 999

 

Family

 

- Christian

Care for the Family - Promotes family life/Support for parents, marriage, and bereavement

Children's Society - Mainly working in the community with vulnerable children

Familyplus - Information, training and seminars on marriage, family life, parenting, singleness

Focus on the Family - Website Resources on family life, marriage and parenting

Mothers' Union - Mainly working through local church groups/Holidays/Prison work

Safe Families for Children - Working with children's services to link families with a network of local volunteers who can offer them support

Spurgeons Children's Charity - Children’s Centres/Prison Visitor Centres/Young carers/Self-harm

 

Female Genital Mutilation

 

- Other

Daughters of Eve - Works to advance and protect the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health rights of young people from female genital mutilation practicing communities

 

Food Banks

 

- Christian

Trussell Trust - Food Banks/Debt advice/Nutritional advice/Volunteer programme

 

Gambling (see Addictions)

 

Healing

 

- Christian

Acorn Christian Healing Foundation - Healing services and quiet days/Training days & resources

Beauty from Ashes - Residential healing retreats/Prayer ministry by appointment

Bethel Sozo UK – Healing and deliverance ministry

Breakthrough Ministry - Healing ministry for survivors of childhood trauma, and those experiencing complex emotional and spiritual distress

Burrswood - Christian non-surgical hospital

Christian Healing Mission - Prayer ministry via telephone, Skype & five link centres

Christian Healing UK - A UK wide portal for callers to find healing organisations local to them

Christian Prayer Ministries - Non-residential courses with prayer ministry

Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre - Prayer ministry/Healing retreats/Courses

Divine Healing Fellowship (Scotland) - Retreats/Prayer Ministry (including over phone)

Ellel Ministries - Healing retreats/Courses/Deliverance ministry

Greenhouse Christian Centre - Prayer ministry on courses and retreats

Guild of Health & St Raphael - Accept prayer requests by email

Harnhill Centre of Christian Healing - Prayer ministry by appointment or residentially

Healing Prayer School - Christian healing ministry - conferences and teaching

Healing Rooms (England and Wales)  - Prayer ministry for healing and other issues

Heart for Truth - Training for churches on helping the wounded and hurting

Journey into Healing - Residential Workshops

Maranatha Community - Prayer ministry by a community/Email prayer requests

Nicholaston House - Prayer ministry on retreats & courses – including eating disorders

Order of St Luke, the Physician - Accept prayer requests by email

2Restore - Healing Church Wounds - Working with churches. Tel: 07919 335291

Restoring the Foundations - USA healing ministry listing UK representatives

Sozo International Ministries - Healing & deliverance ministry

Trelowarren Retreat - Luxury retreats - Prayer ministry for inner healing

  

- Other

MacMillan Cancer Support - Information, practical advice and support

 

Healthcare

 

- Christian

Burrswood - Christian non-surgical hospital

Parish Nursing Ministries - Linking health services via the local church

 

- Other

NHS Non-Emergency 111 Service - Speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professional. Tel. 111

 

Hearing Impairment

 

- Christian

Go! Sign - Supports and enables deaf and signing Christians

Open Ears - Additional fellowship for hearing impaired Christians

Signs of God - British Sign Language website

 

- Other

Action on Hearing Loss

 

Helplines (Telephone/Online)

 

Chat Now - Online live chat – 24/7

Christian Helplines Association - Helplines Portal

Living Light Prayerline - Open: 9-7 Mon-Fri only. Tel. 01277 367118

Premier Lifeline: National Christian Helpline - Tel. 0300 111 0101

UCB Prayerline - Prayerline (NOT a listening, counselling or advice service) – 9-10 (not Sun/BH). Tel. 0845 456 7729 (local rate UK)

- Other

Samaritans -  Help 24/7. Tel. 116 123

 

Homelessness

 

- Christian

Cyrenians - Homelessness/Working with those with mental health & learning disabilities

Green Pastures - Mainly a portal unless based in Southport

Salvation Army - Homelessness/Addiction Support/Work Preparation

 

- Other

Shelter – Homelessness

Street Link (Rough Sleepers Helpline) - Connects rough sleepers to the local support and services they need

 

Homosexuality/Lesbianism (see Sexuality Issues)

 

Immigration

 

- Other

Advicelocal - Advice on a range of issues including immigration and asylum (London only)

 

Islam

 

- Christian

Muslim Journey to Hope - For Muslims interested in becoming Christians

 

Learning Disability

 

- Christian

Cyrenians - Homelessness/Working with those with mental health & learning disabilities

Kairos Forum - Responding to the spiritual needs of those with learning disabilities

L'Arche - Residential communities for people with learning disabilities

Livability - Disability and community engagement charity/Training & advice

Lodge Trust - Residential/Adults with learning difficulties

Prospects - Christian worship & teaching resources for people with learning disabilities

 

- Other

Mencap - Leading national charity and voice for learning disability

 

Legal Advice (see Advocacy)

Lifestyle and Health

 

- Christian

Premier Life - Website resource

 

Male Sexual Abuse

 

- other

Survivors UK - Talks via phone, text & online to men about male rape and sexual abuse

 

Marriage/Divorce

 

- Christian

Familyplus - Information, training and seminars on marriage, family life, parenting, singleness

Focus on the Family - Website Resources on family life, marriage and parenting

Marriage Care - Relationship counselling/Marriage preparation

Marriage Course – Listing of local courses: Marriage, Marriage Preparation & Parenting

Marriage Encounter - Weekends for couples to explore their relationship - three streams: Anglican, Baptist and Catholic

Marriage Matters - Internet resources on every stage of marriage

 

- Other

Relate - Counselling and advice on marriage, LGBTI issues, divorce & parenting

 

Marriage/Divorce

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

 

- Christian

On Eagles Wings - Internet resources – links & publications

 

Media – Complaints

 

- Other

Mediawatch-UK - Campaigns against content that is potentially harmful - information on how to complain about content in the media

OFCOM - UK communications regulator - can report or complain about an issue in the media

 

Mental Health

 

- Christian

Crossways Community - Residential support for adults with acute mental health issues

Cyrenians - Homelessness/Working with those with mental health & learning disabilities

Mental Health Access Pack - Helping the church support those with mental health issues

Mind and Soul Foundation - Internet resources – Christianity & mental health

 

- Other

Mind - Information, advice & support on mental health

Rethink Mental Illness - Information & services for everyone affecting by mental illness

 

Missing Persons

 

- Other

Missing People - National UK organisation offering assistance to people who go missing and to their families and friends

 

Muslim (see Islam)

 

Parenting

 

- Christian

Familyplus - Information, training and seminars on marriage, family life, parenting, singleness

Focus on the Family - Website Resources on family life, marriage and parenting

National Parenting Initiative - Portal listing parenting courses

- Other

Missing People - National UK organisation offering assistance to people who go missing and to their families and friends

 

Pastoral Care

- Christian

Pastoral Care UK - seeks to encourage, train and resource those involved in pastoral care

 

Pornography

 

- Christian

CARE (Christian Action Research Education) – Support & resources for those addicted to pornography

Naked Truth - Aims to free lives from the damaging impact of porn - resources and online support groups

 

Prayer Ministry (see Healing)

 

Pregnancy

 

- Christian

Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline - Support for those struggling in the aftermath of an abortion experience

Life - Helpline for those affected by pregnancy-related issues including unplanned pregnancy, abortion, pregnancy loss & infertility

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children - Aims to safeguard life from conception

 

- Other

Pregnancy Choices Directory - Free, confidential & non-judgmental advice

 

Prisoners & Ex-offenders

 

- Christian

Christian Prison Resources - Personal & practical support working closely with Prison Chaplains

Prison Fellowship UK - Supports prisoners, families & victims

Youth 4 Christ Reflex - Meeting young offenders at the gate and offering support

 

Professional Associations

 

- Christian

Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) – Accredited Register of Christian Counsellors

Association of Christian Teachers - Christians in education (pre-school to university)

British Association of Christians in Psychology - Christian professional & student psychologists

Christian Medical Fellowship – Christian doctors

Christian Nurses & Midwives - Christian nurses & midwives

Christians in Science - Christians working in science/people interested in science & faith

Lawyers' Christian Fellowship – Christian lawyers

MediaNet - UK network for Christians who work in, and with the media

 

Rape

 

- Other

Rape Crisis - National umbrella body for network of local organisations - for women and girls

 

Retreats

 

- Christian

Retreat Association - Portal for callers who are looking for a Christian retreat in the UK

 

Safeguarding (see Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults)

 

Same-Sex Attraction (see Sexuality Issues)

 

Self-Harm

 

- Christian

Self Harm UK - Online support for young people impacted by self-harm

 

Sex & Young People

 

- Christian

Aids Care Education and Training (ACET) UK - Sex education for young people

Romance Academy - Training for working with teenagers (sex, porn, sexting & relationships)

 

Sexuality Issues

 

- Christian

Journey UK - Relational and sexual issues/Gender identity issues

Living Out - Same-sex attraction (traditional biblical view)

Parakaleo - Ministry to transvestites, transsexual & transgendered people

True Freedom Trust - Sensitive support to people struggling with homosexuality & lesbianism

Sight Loss (see Visual Impairment)

 

Suicide (see Helplines)

 

- Other

Samaritans -  Help 24/7. Tel. 116 123

 

Visual Impairment

 

- Christian

Torch - Wide range of resources and support for people with sight loss

 

Vulnerable Adults

 

- Christian

CCPAS - Safeguarding Issues (in church setting)