Useful resources

Advice and support

Citizens Advice
0800 144 8848
Gives free confidential information and advice to help people sort out their money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Support for children and young people

Young Minds
0808 808 4994
Provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.

0844 892 0235
Free, national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger.

Listening, support and information service run by students for students.
Other places you could go for support

Age UK
0800 678 1602
Infoline on issues relating to older people.

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
0800 0119 100
Provides information, support and referral services.

Refugee Council
0121 446 5118
The UK’s largest organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers.

024 7622 5863
Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

0300 323 0140

Produces guidelines on best practice in health care, including recommended treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Anxiety UK
03444 775 774
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

Carers organisations

Carers UK
020 7378 4999
Carers UK is the voice of carers.  It improves their lives by providing information, advice, support and by campaigning for change.

Mental health charities, groups and services

Call 116 123
We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. (for parents)


Face to face and Online support and live chat service for teenagers. A division of Tappy Twins.
 the webchat page

ut of hours medical support
they will help you find the support and help you need.

116 123
Supports people through mental health services.

The Centre for Mental Health
07746 339116
Working to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems.

Depression Alliance
0845 123 2320
Provides information and support to those who are affected by depression via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) 
0800 58 58 58


Call  0121 437 0411
For people under 35 years of age

BACP Find a Therapist Directory
01455 883300
Through the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) you can find out more about counselling services in your area.

PANDAS Foundation
0808 1961 776 (every day from 9am-8pm)
PANDAS Foundation vision is to support every individual with pre (antenatal), postnatal depression or postnatal psychosis in England, Wales and Scotland. We campaign to raise awareness and remove the stigma. We provide our PANDAS Help Line; Support Groups offer online advice to all and much more. 


0300 1236600
Free 24-hour national drugs helpline.


BMF podcasts

BBC World Service 

Nigel CassidyJohn Newcomb
In this specially commissioned report for BBC World Service, freelance financial and current affairs broadcaster Nigel Cassidy talks to enterprises on the Brexit front line, including Alsford Timber (3:01) and BMF CEO John Newcomb (3:20). 

What will business life be like after Brexit?  Will there be paralysis at the ports? Or are the potential costs of clearing EU goods through customs being exaggerated?

Listen to the podcast here  (4:23) 

Marketing podcasts

Marketing Study Lab Spring podcasts with Peter Sumpton of Marketing Study Labs (also Marketing Manager at IKO) and his guest John Newcomb, BMF CEO.

John Newcomb, BMF CEO talks about how important an education is and why the BMF are advocates of apprenticeships. Click here to listen (1:55)
What the BMF IS and DOES for its most valuable asset - its members. Click here to listen (1:47)

John Newcomb talks about his career to date and where is all began. Click here to listen (2:20)

To hear the podcast in full click here