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 BDD Foundation aims to increase awareness and understanding of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), taking the focus away from current stigmas that can perceive BDD as narcissistic, self-indulgent or purely a result of modern Western ideals.
It also aims to dispel the belief of many people affected by BDD, that the disorder cannot be overcome. For more information and support, visit the BDD Foundation site.
Changing Faces is a leading UK charity that supports and represents people who have disfigurements to the face, hand or body from any cause.
Contact Changing Faces by phone on 0845 4500 275, or visit the Changing Faces site.
If you’re a young person and you’re considering suicide, or you feel depressed or like you’re not coping with life, HOPELineUK, provided by the organisation PAPYRUS, is a confidential helpline service staffed by trained professionals who can give support, practical advice and information.
You can call the helpline on 0800 068 41 41, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07786 209 697. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm and again from 7pm until 10pm, and between 2pm until 5pm at the weekend.
PAPYRUS can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know. You’ll also find PAPYRUS online.
YoungMinds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Visit YoungMinds online for information, support and advice or call the Parents’ Helpline on 0808 802 5544.
Gender Identity Research and Education Society
The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (known as GIRES), improves the lives of trans people of all ages by changing the way that society treats them. The charity works with all those who can make these changes happen, including families, teachers, employers, clinicians, the providers of commercial and government services, politicians and people in the media. Visit the GIRES site or call 01372 801554.
The Gender Trust
The Gender Trust is a Registered Charity in a position to help adults throughout the United Kingdom who are Transsexual, Gender Dysphoric, Transgender, or those whose lives are affected by gender identity issues.