Tel: Helpline 0808 800 2222 weekdays 9am-9pm, weekends 10am-3pm
15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5HZ
National family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. Helpline and online chat, advice website and parenting/relationship support groups.
NACRO (National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders)
Tel: Helpline 0300 123 1999
First Floor, 46 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH
Information and advice for ex-offenders, families and people working with them. hange lives by designing and delivering services to equip people with skills, advice and support to move on.
NAOPV (National Association of Official Prison Visitors)
Membership association for Official Prison Visitors. Information about their work and how to start an Official Prison Visiting scheme within a prison.
New Bridge Foundation
Tel: 020 8671 3856
1a Elm Park, London, SW2 2TX
Befriending service for prisoners. Provides emotional support for prisoners who are isolated and lack the support of family or friends.
NIACRO (Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders)
Tel: 028 9032 0157
Amelia House, 4 Amelia Street, Belfast BT2 7GS
Provides advice and support for offenders and their families in Northern Ireland.
Offenders' Families Helpline
Tel: 0808 808 2003 weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 10am-3pm
15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Herts AL9 5HZ
Provides help and advice for families on all aspects of the criminal justice system.
PACT (Prison Advice and Care Trust)
Tel: Helpline 0808 808 3444
29 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UA
Charity supporting people affected by imprisonment. Provides practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families and prisoners themselves.
Partners of Prisoners
Tel: 0161 702 1000
1079 Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester M9 8AJ
Support group for families of prisoners in the North West.
Tel: 020 7799 2500
PO Box 68226, London SW1P 9WR
Christian organisation providing support for prisoners through prayer and practical help.
Tel: Helpline 0808 172 0098 Mon & Tue 9.30am-6pm, Wed-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm
89-93 Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JH
Provides humanitarian aid, expert advice and emotional support to British Citizens in prison abroad and their families and friends.
Prisoners' Families and Friends Service
Tel: Helpline 0808 808 3444
29 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UA
Offers free, practical help and advice for prisoners' families, including free helpline, help at court and befriending service.
St Giles Trust
Tel: 0808 801 0600
64-68 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8JB
Provides advice and support for ex-offenders and disadvantaged people from former offenders. Trains ex-offenders to become professional, qualified advice workers through a Peer Advisor Programme. Live web chat service.
Tel: helpline: 01708 765200
PO Box 2860, Ilford, Essex RM7 1JA
Confidential telephone helpline, offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.
The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities
Tel: 01242 620077
Waterfront, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Kent CT14 7LL
General information about therapeutic communities. Website provides a list of ATC member organisations to contact, who offer therapeutic residential support.
The Listener Scheme
Tel: 03709 00 00 32
The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey KT17 2AF
Peer support service which aims to reduce suicide and self-harm in prisons. Samaritans volunteers select, train and support prisoners to become Listeners, who provide confidential emotional support to their fellow inmates who are struggling to cope.