UK Wide

Levelling The Playing Field

Levelling the Playing Field uses the power of sport to engage and improve health and life outcomes for ethnically diverse children who are at risk of entering, or already involved with, the criminal justice system (CJS).

LTPF operates in the following areas:

Centre For BME Health

The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health is located in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK and is uniquely placed to conduct research on issues affecting the health and wellbeing of ethnic and migrant communities. 

Kooth App

Kooth is a child and young adult-centred online mental wellbeing community, where users can seek advice anonymously from the professional admin team.

Best Beginnings

Resource hub for new vulnerable parents, with sections dedicated to specific ethnicities and local advice directory.

FFLAG

FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.

Bright Sky - app by Hestia

Bright Sky is a free-to-download app that people experiencing domestic violence are able to download. Available in 5 languages, this app offers a UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services with contact details.

Refugees at Home

Refugees at Home is a UK charity which connects those with a spare room in their home to refugees and asylum seekers in need of somewhere to stay.

Forward UK

FORWARD (Foundation of Women's Health Research and Development) is the African women-led women's rights organisation working to end violence against women and girls.

CHAYN

CHAYN is a global volunteer network addressing gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online. We started in 2013, and have since reached more than 300 000 people and 1.2 million views across the world.

Nacro SWITCH Project

A national charity supporting vulnerable women aged 16 and older. They work to build confidence, self-esteem and address issues such as social isolation, domestic violence, housing and drug and alcohol abuse. 

They have a team of outreach workers dedicated to delivering one-to-one work, group work, training and wellbeing workshops. The project also has a very successful mentoring programme, pairing trained volunteers with vulnerable women.

The No Accommodation Network (NACCOM)

NACCOM represents a network of organisations seeking to prevent destitution amongst migrants with no recourse to public funds. Member organisations provide accommodation and support to asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable migrants, and NACCOM provide resources and support for our members.

Doctors of the World

Doctors of the World's vision is a world where everyone can see a doctor when they need to. They provide free healthcare, advice and practical support to people who struggle to access NHS services, while working to tackle the barriers to healthcare they face. They believe everyone has the right to healthcare, regardless of their immigration status.

INQUEST

INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Their specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.

QTPoC Mental Health

QTPoC Mental Health is a facebook group that exists to provide greater access to community healing. They host meditations for queer & trans people of colour and publish original art and writing on www.restforresistance.com.

POC in Campaigns

A facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in campaigns to share opportunities, concerns and questions.

POC in Nature

A Black-led community for People of Colour to explore the healing power of nature, environmental justice & land-honouring ancestral traditions.

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB): Northern Ireland

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) understand that everyone’s individuals and unique experience of sight loss and therefore offers up help and support for blind and partially sighted people. Services are varied and extensive and this can be from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services etc.

Sarbat LGBT Sikhs

Sarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective. They organise regular events to encourage discussions, tackle homophobia/biphobia/transphobia and build bridges within and beyond their communities.

Keshet UK

Keshet UK's mission is to ensure that Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK. Jewish LGBT+ people exist in all walks of life. Keshet UK aspires to work with all UK Jewish communities, including Liberal, Masorti, Orthodox and Reform, cross-communal and non-denominational organisations.

Daikon

A zine by and for South East and East Asian people of marginalised genders in the diaspora.

Migrant Media

A project providing young Africans with reliable information and training on migration issues and social media to make informed decisions and be aware of safer migration options to Europe

Land in Our Names (LION)

An ecosystem builder centring the experience of Black people and People of Colour through an anti-capitalist, reparative justice framework. LION hold workshops and events to strategise and network-build while consistently documenting their activities through writing, photography and video.

Boloh: 0800 1512605

Boloh is Barnardo's COVID-19 helpline and webchat for 11+.

They encourage children, young people and families from ethnic backgrounds affected by Covid-19 to get in contact: about their worries, their problems and their stresses during this time. Between Monday and Friday, 1pm and 8pm, they provide emotional support, advice and signposting to other organisations who can help.

Outdoor Resource Hub

Outdoor Resource Hub offers resources and support for participants and leaders in an attempt to make the outdoors accessible for all and has a great collective list of outdoor and adventure sport groups:

Black Girls Hike

A non-profit organisation providing a safe space for Black women to explore the countryside with like minded individuals, with an emphasis on well-being and sisterhood.

Time Outdoors

Website with outdoors events listings and a newsletter for UK-wide things to do, places to go and clubs to join plus advice.

Access Adventures

Access Adventures is a community of outdoor adventurers and a non-profit organisation providing adaptive adventure camps for people with a physical disability. 

Through camps and taster sessions they offer a variety of different sports and activities with more on the way. 

Learning Through Landscapes

UK charity dedicated to making lives better through connection with nature. Working with educators, parents and carers, designers and funders to encourage and inspire outdoor learning and play.

They have free outdoor learning online support groups during COVID-19, one for families and one for educators and teachers.

 

 

UK and Wales local park finder

Enter your postcode on the government website to be directed to the local council’s outdoor recreation spaces, opening hours, accessibility information and guidelines.

Young Explorers' Trust

The YET is an independent, educational charity seeking to promote safe and responsible expeditions.

They champion and encourage active, challenging and safe expeditions involving young people. It does this by providing advice and support to expedition leaders and all expedition providers, as well as by advocating the value of youth expeditions.

 

Diabetes UK

Coronaviruses can cause more severe symptoms and complications in people with diabetes.

Everyone with diabetes, including those with type 1, type 2 and gestational, is at risk of developing a severe illness if they get coronavirus, but the way it affects you can vary from person to person. Access this frequently updated information page for more. 

BBC Asian Network

BBC Asian Network have created videos in which Doctors explain Coronavirus in a range of South Asian languages. Click the link below to go to the video:

Rethink

Rethink are one of the largest charities providing care and support for those living with mental health conditions.

They have set up this online hub to provide practical support and information that is useful for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. They are working to make sure all young people get the best possible mental health 

If the current news on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, read Young Minds advice on what you can do.

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.

They also run an ecommunity - a online forum to access information and support. 

Podcast: The Friend Zone

Hosted by three friends - Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey, and Assante - The Friend Zone is a podcast exploring mental health and mental hygiene.

New episodes every Wednesday

Therapy for Black Men

Created so that men and boys of colour would have a dedicated place to find relevant mental health resources.

Therapy for Black Men strisp away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.

Therapy for Black Girls

So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist.

This space, Therapy for Black Girls, was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible.

Sikh Helpline

Established over 25 years ago, The Sikh Helpline has developed itself to be a trusted point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos

Coronavirus Support: free professional and confidential counselling over telephone or email. 

National Zakat Foundation

An UK platform connecting Muslims who can give Zakat with those who should be receiving it locally.

You can access their website to find out more or to apply for Zakat.

They are currently offering support through four funds: Hardship Relief Fund, Housing Fund, Work Fund, and Education Fund.

Inclusive Mosque Initiative

Dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centering and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities.

Hindu Council UK

Hindu Council UK represents an amalgamation of various Hindu denominations in the UK through their temple bodies and cultural organisations. On their website, you can find:

Church Urban Fund

An organisation that works through the Church of England’s local parish networks, with churches and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, national and local government, charities and foundations, as well as individual supporters, to bring about positive change in communities.

Runnymede Trust

The UK's leading independent race equality think-tank, working end racism.

Follow them for updates on their work and research. 

Podcast: Black Girls Talking

Hosted by Alesia, Fatima, Aurelia, and Ramou - four amazing black women getting together to talk about pop culture through the lens of the representation (or lack of) black women in media.

Gal Dem

A new media company committed to sharing the perspectives of women and non-binary people of colour.

Follow them for insightful blogs and content.

Burnt Roti

Burnt Roti is a South Asian lifestyle magazine dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest in the community.

Black Ballad

Black Ballad is a UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women.

The Other Box

The Other Box educate and empower people to work and live more inclusively through our training, consultancy & brand partnerships

They run a Facebook group that provides a supportive online community for people & parents of colour. 

They also run diversity and inclusion training and a jobs board. 

Future Girl Corp

Helping female leaders thing bigger, join their Facebook group for a collaborative online community for female entrepreneurs

Women Who

Women Who is a platform dedicated to helping women think, work, and live better, by fostering environments that allow them to make vital connections, share essential information, and (of course) have plenty of fun along the way. 

Everything they do is aimed at helping women get to where they want to be.

Prepster

PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond.

In response to COVID-19, PrEPster have created an info hub about PrEP, sex, sexual and reproductive health, HIV, physical and mental health, and community, with links to partner orgs, services and information.

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.

They have a range of information, online & phone support services.

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. 

They are offering a range of services during lockdown to support LGBT people. 

Imaa

Working to support & create an inclusive community for LGBTQI+ Muslims in the UK.

Galop: 0800 999 5428

Galop is the UK's only specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Their mission is to make life just, fair and safe for LGBT+ people.

If you need support:

  • Call 0800 999 5428 
  • or email help@galop.org.uk

 

Sistah Space

A community based initiative supporting African heritage women and girls, Sistah Space bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for grassroots and all other African heritage women and girls.

Their services include support for domestic and sexual abuse survivors, as well as mental health support, and support for those experiencing substance abuse.

Jewish Women’s Aid

Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence.

They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse.

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation

IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of  ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.

They provide direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling.

Imkaan

Imkaan is a UK-based, feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls.

As well as research and training, they offer strategic advocacy, and consultancy services.

FORWARD

FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is an African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls.

They tackle abuse and discrimination through a range of services. 

Chinese Information and Advice Centre

CIAC is a free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the United Kingdom.

Among the services offered are support for navigating immigration, home and housing support, and legal assistance.

Africa Advocacy Foundation

Empowers individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing through accurate information, advice and guidance.

They provide safe, judgment-free and inclusive platforms for community members to discuss and engage in activities that promote healthy lifestyle choices. 

Covid-19 LGBTQ+ Mutual Aid

LGBTQ+ homelessness charity The Outside Project has set up an online support hub for the community to provide help to those in need, especially those who are homeless or in insecure circumstances.

In the group you can provide your details so you can then be connected with a nearby LGBTQ+ person in need of support. 

Victim Support

Victim Support believes that all survivors of domestic abuse should be able to get the support they need to move on from the impact of abuse.

They don’t just help people who’ve recently experienced domestic abuse — they provide support to men and women, weeks, months and years afterwards.

Refuge

Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything Refuge do.

No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – they aim to support you. Refuge run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives

Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services.

Their main site has a range of resources to help those in need of housing support. You can also find links to their regional information.

Crisis

Crisis is a national charity for homeless people. They provide help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good.

They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. How they help someone depends on their individual needs and situation. 

 

Alcohol Change

Alcohol Change can support you to access information and advice on alcohol during the Coronavirus outbreak,

This includes tips for managing your drinking, links to support you can access even while self-isolating, and guidance for professionals.

Drink Aware

Drink Aware provides independent advice, information and tools to help people make better choices about their drinking.

If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol there is lots of help available. You can find useful links and phone numbers on their website, as well as an online chat option. 

Talk to Frank

Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. 

Go to Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today. 

Action on Addiction

Action on Addiction is a UK addictions charity.

They provide life-saving treatment for individuals and families affected by all kinds of addiction including alcohol, drugs (prescribed and nonprescribed), gambling, gaming, sex and love, and some food-related disorders.

For access their articles and videos, visit the website. 

Special iApps

Educational apps specially designed to support children with special educational needs, including autism and Down syndrome.

Khan Academy

A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere - a range of courses are available for a children with different skills, abilities & interests.

Asylum Aid

Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity who work to secure protection for people seeking refuge in the United Kingdom from persecution and human rights abuses abroad.

They provide free, accessible, high-quality legal services to asylum-seekers with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and excluded. 

Migrant Children's Project

The Migrant Children's Project offers free initial legal advice on all issues affecting migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children, young people and families including:

  • Immigration, asylum and nationality law
  • Support and accommodation
  • Age assessment
  • Education, work and training
  • Health care. 

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

They also help with urgent needs of refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. The help they can offer will depend on where you are. 

Find out more here.

Refugee Council

The Refugee Councils works directly with thousands of refugees each year. They support them from the moment they arrive in the UK with crisis advice, practical support & mental health counselling.

They are continuing to support refugees during the spread of Covid-19 by adapting services for phone and online. 

Coronavirus Asylum Handbook

Refugee Action has published a useful new handbook with information and advice on how charities working with asylum seekers and refugees are addressing challenges around Covid-19.

EdX

Access 2,500 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide.

23 Code Street

23 Code Street is on a mission to empower all women from all walks of life with the skills and confidence to be technical.

They aim to give them the tools needed to build our futures. Find out about their courses and programmes via their website.

EmployAbility

EmployAbility provides resources, support and opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates.

BYP Network

The Black Young Professionals Network connects black professionals to job opportunities, events, and each other.

The website includes a filterable jobs board.

Barclay's Life Skills

From personal development and employability, to starting a business, managing your personal finance and looking after well-being, Barclays Life Skills has a range of resources, training & free tools available.

Ubele

Ubele aims to build community resilience and sustainability through knowledge generation and learning, they connect individuals across diasporas and generations. 

They have a range of resources to support BAME communities through COVID-19, including a weekly bulletin and a series of online workshops.