This page is called “X-tras” as it contains lots of other information that doesn’t fit into the other categories, such as news and media organisations, national and local government departments, plus different places for finding information that might not be available on the other pages of this web site.
National government - For information on the government and all the different departments
To contact the Prime Minister
Local government - For information on local government issues that affect you
Press here or press here
Local councils - For a complete list of local councils in the UK
Help and Advice Organisations
Confidential telephone counselling to children, young people and adults on any issue, including family and relationship problems, bullying, child abuse, eating disorders, bereavement, addictions, rape, depression and anxiety.
Tel: 0208 514 1177 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm and 7-10pm.
A confidential and anonymous help line which offers support to young men, with information about other organisations for a wide range of issues. There is no time-limit on calls and they won't show up on the bill if you use a landline.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (Free helpline open 5pm-3am, every day)
Citizens Advice Bureaux
The Citizens Advice Bureau Service (C.A.B.) offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice. They can be found in most towns in the United Kingom
Offers help and advice for kids on any topic.
Call 020 7730 3300 or 08451 205204 (Mon & Wed 9.30am - 5.30 pm)
A confidential help line for those who have left home or have run away to send a message home an/or get help and advice
Tel: 0500 700 740 Free call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Offer free emotional support to anyone going through a crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
To find your nearest branch look inside the front cover of your local phone book or press here
Help line for all those involved in adoption.
Call 0808 808 1234 (Tues-Fri 3-9pm)
Telephone Help lines Association (THA)
Who Cares? Link Line
Offers information and support to young people who are or have been in care.
Tel: 0500 564 570 Free phone after 3.30pm, Mon, Wed, and Thu.
Will put you in touch with local contacts for counselling advice and information.
Tel: 0208 772 9900 9.30am - 5.30pm, Mon-Fri, ansaphone out of hours