Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
Brake - The Road Safety Charity
Brake - The Road Safety Charity exists because every 30 seconds someone, somewhere, is killed in a road crash.
The Brake helpline offers emotional support and practical information and help if you have been bereaved or seriously injured by a road crash, or if you are supporting someone affected in that way.
Helpline: 0845 603 8570 (weekdays 10am-4pm)
RoadPeace is a leading UK charity working for people bereaved and injured on our roads. They provide support services for road crash victims, campaign for justice for victims, and campaign for road danger reduction.
Helpline: 0845 4500 355 (weekdays 10am-5pm)
ASSIST Trauma Care
ASSIST Trauma Care is a national charity providing support, information and counselling for people experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; who have been the victim of or have witnessed a serious crime; or who are suffering from traumatic bereavement by homicide. The service provided includes evidence-based trauma counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy and assessments.
Phone: 01788 560800
Trauma Centre UK
Trauma Centre UK aims to assist the healing process by offering a confidential service providing free help and advice 24 hours a day. They also provide a range of courses relating to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Phone: 01792 521063
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Phone: 0844 477 9400 (weekdays 9:30am–5pm)
Bereavement Advice Centre
Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service which supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death. They welcome calls from bereaved people and the professionals and volunteers who support them and aims to give straightforward, useful information, advice and signposting when you need it.
Helpline: 0800 634 9494 (weekdays 9am-5pm)
Child Death Helpline
The Child Death Helpline is a national charity that offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago. The Helpline is staffed by bereaved parent volunteers supported by a professional team.
Helpline: 0800 282 986
Freephone for Mobiles: 0808 800 6019 (every evening 7pm to 10pm; Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 1pm to 4pm)
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents offering support and mutual understanding to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause. They have a national helpline, with calls answered only by bereaved parents, as well as a comprehensive website.
Helpline: 0845 123 2304 (daily 10am-4pm; 7pm-10pm)
The Intensive Care Unit Support Teams for Ex-Patients (ICUsteps)
The Intensive Care Unit Support Teams for Ex-Patients (ICUsteps) was founded by ex-patients, their relatives and ICU staff to support patients and their families through the long road to recovery from critical illness. They provide a range of resources and support methods, including a booklet called ‘Intensive Care: A guide for patients and relatives ‘, information fact sheets and local support groups.
Spinal Injuries Association
The Spinal Injuries Association supports people affected by spinal cord injury. Their free Advice Line offers confidential advice, information and support to all spinal cord injured people (whether through injury or illness), as well as to family, partners and friends.
Freephone Advice Line: 0800 980 0501 (weekdays 9.30am-1pm; 2pm-4.30pm)
Text: sia and your enquiry to 81025
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) helps people regain the skills lost as a result of brain injury – whether caused by road accident, assault, stroke or illness - to enable them to live as independently as possible. Get in touch for further information about BIRT and its services.
Phone: 01924 896100