Useful links
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Useful links

Below is a non-exhaustive list of organisations that may be able to offer help, guidance, and advice that is relevant to improving your personal situation or may help a person that you are close to who is looking for help. Banish the Crows will continue to add other useful organisations that come to our attention and whilst we will do our best to regularly check that the links included are working, if you become aware of one that is not please feel able to let us know so that we can attend to the problem.

  • It’s good to talk – getting information about therapy and how to access it independently.
  • British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists – a membership organisation that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public.
  • Stonewall – a professional lobbying group for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and transgendered people (LGBT).
  • Gendered Intelligence – a trans-led charity working across the UK established in 2008 to increase understandings of gender diversity.
  • Mermaids – supporting trans and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.
  • YoungMinds (Young People with Gender Identity Issues) – information, advice, and support for parents whose children experiencing gender identity issues.
  • Mind – mental health campaigning charity in the UK that also provides reliable mental health information and advice.
  • YoungMinds – the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
  • Papyrus – prevention of young suicide.
  • SANE Mental Health – mental health campaigning charity, also provides mental health information.
  • Rethink Mental Illness – mental health campaigning charity, also provides mental health information.
  • Samaritans – confidential listening service.
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists – the professional body responsible for education, training, setting and raising standards in psychiatry.
  • Students Against Depression – information and resources validated by health professionals and stories from students with lived experience.
  • Living Life to The Full – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) self-help website.
  • Action for Happiness – practical action to improve mental wellbeing and to create a happier and more caring society.
  • DrinkAware – works to reduce alcohol misuse and harm resulting from excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Talk to Frank – information about drugs and illicit substances and how to get help.
  • 15 Square – provides information, education, and advice for men who are experiencing psychological trauma as a result of circumcision, and campaigns to protect boys and men and their foreskins.