Massive list of voluntary vacancies – structured as a database of vacancies under location & category of volunteer role.
Volunteer centres can offer one-to-one advice and guidance around local volunteering opportunities. Find your nearest volunteer center:
CSV make a difference
A UK charity which offers voluntary positions, as well as some free training courses.
Useful in a volunteering context for their extensive list of homeless projects; many homeless projects offer very good opportunities to get client work experience in a social care setting.
Employment and Training
A Government funded training organisation for workers, offering free training in Customer Service, Business Administration, Team Leading, Management, IT and Call Center Work:
Government site full of advice and guidance for all types of learning and training in your area.
Full and comprehensive list of all colleges and courses available in the London & Greater London area.
Dress for Success
Free Clothes and advice for women returning to employment.
Citizen Advice Bureau
Legal/housing/employment and general advice available in your area.
Online Guidance on how to handle benefit issues:
Consumer Credit Counselling Service
0800 138 1111
Telephone advice and self-help materials.
0808 808 4000
Free debt advice
free phone: 0800 280 2816
Substance Misuse and Addiction Information and Support
Abstinence based support group for people with alcohol issues.
Abstinence based support for people with drug issues.
Abstinence based support group for people with cocaine issues.
Support group for people who have a family member or person they care about struggling with addiction.
Co Dependency Anonymous
Support groups for people prone to relationships that are overly enmeshed or focused on the needs of the other.
Support group for people struggling with a gambling addiction.
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
Professional body for substance misuse workers.
Government programme of help and support for parents of young children.
Interesting things to read:
Drink and Drug News
Read about the latest issues facing the substance misuse field.
Useful contacts also available inside.
London Drug & Alcohol Network
Mental Health and Counselling Advice & Training
British Association for Counselling and Psycotherapy.
Information and advice about counseling and psychotherapy, and list of trainings and therapists.
UK Council of Psychotherapy
List of Psychotherapy trainings/Psychotherapists in the UK - gives information and advice.
British Association for Behavior and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accrediting organisation for Cognitive Behaviour Therapists, with advice, guidance and a list of qualified therapists and accredited courses.
Leading mental health charity that offers help, advice and counseling to anyone effected directly and indirectly by mental health issues. Regional Mind's exist in most boroughs of London and regions of the UK.
Islington MIND Crisis Helpline 0845 123 23 73
Islington MIND Crisis Helpline and follow up service is for anyone affected by mental health issues.
Online CBT course
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