Information and support

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:

The Restricted Growth Association

The Restricted Growth Association (RGA) is a UK-based charity that provides vital information and support to improve the quality of life for persons of restricted growth and their families. The RGA aims to support individuals and families that are affected by any restricted growth condition by providing telephone support, opportunities to come together on equal terms, a quarterly magazine and to provide a wider public awareness of the conditions in order to increase understanding. Helpline: 0300 111 1970.

Go to The Restricted Growth Association's website


ChildLine is the UK's free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk. Trained counsellors are available to provide comfort, support and advice about any problem that's on callers' minds. You can talk to ChildLine in confidence on 0800 1111 or find them online.

Go to the ChildLine website

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers provides comprehensive carers support services in the UK. Through its unique network of 144 independently-managed carers' centres, 85 young carers services and interactive websites, and, the Trust currently provides quality information, advice and support services to over 400,000 carers, including approximately 25,000 young carers. Telephone: 0844 800 4631 (for details of your nearest service).

Go to the The Princess Royal Trust for Carers' website


Barnardo's runs 15 projects across the UK, which work to support young carers and their families by helping the family to find the support they need, providing advice and emotional support through counselling and drop-in sessions and providing opportunities for young carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities.

Go to the Barnardo's website


Rethink, a leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. They provide hope and empowerment through effective services and support to all those who need them and campaign for change through greater awareness and understanding.

Contact the Rethink Advice and Information Service on 020 7840 3188 or email For general enquiries contact 0845 456 0455 or email

Find information about caring at the Rethink website

Fathers Reunited

Fathers Reunited gives relatives - including fathers, sons and daughters - who have lost contact with each other the opportunity to make contact again.

Go to the Fathers Reunited website