Organisations, services and support groups

If you are looking for further support, you may wish to browse some of the organisations listed below. We aren’t affiliated with them, but believe they do great work. If you know of another organisation or agency that should be included in our list, please get in touch with us.

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are part of the Together4Children Regional Adoption Agency, which is a partnership between Shropshire Council, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Telford & Wrekin Council. In addition to adoption services, they host meetings, events and activities to enable groups of adopters and adoptive children to get together and support each other throughout the year.

The Alice Charity supports vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Stoke- on-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme by providing various services underpinned by unconditional love and kindness.

Be You Crew is a non-profit, voluntary led organisation serving the Staffordshire Moorlands providing a safe and supportive environment for young people with disabilities and additional needs. They provide activity-based events, trips and support for children and young people and their parents/carers and siblings.

The Dove Service is the only grief support charity in Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire, providing services to people within the community from the age of 4+ who are experiencing issues relating to bereavement, loss or life-changing illness.

In It Together is a support group based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. They are a not for profit organisation. They support parents and carers of children with SEND/additional needs. They host events, drop-in sessions, stay and play groups and more.

North Staffs Mind is a leading, independent mental health charity, providing services in and beyond North Staffordshire. They deliver a range of trusted, specialist support to over 8,000 people every year.

Ruff & Ruby is an award-winning faith-based youth charity. They engage, energise and empower young people to realise their value, reach their potential and re-frame their world by promoting positive self-esteem and aspirations through innovative programs and services including topic-based workshops and roadshows, 1:1 solution-focused life coaching and mentoring, VIP ‘life lift’ experiences and bedroom re-vamps.

Cheshire and Manchester

Adoption Counts is the Regional Adoption Agency for Cheshire, Stockport and Greater Manchester. If you live in this area, you could contact them to find out what support, services events are available.

Proud2BeParents is an inclusive organisation for all routes to parenthood. They run a variety of services to meet the needs of the LGBT+ community in the Greater Manchester area, which include meet-ups, groups for children and young people, digital parent support sessions, family fun days, seasonal parties and more. You can find upcoming events here.

Manchester Local Offer helps children, young people and their parents to understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies – including their statutory (by law) entitlements. They also advertise SEND-friendly events.

Manchester Mind deliver a wide range of services to support people’s mental health in and around the Manchester area.

Salford Women’s Centre promotes the well-being of women in Salford. They offer counselling sessions, creative writing groups, post-natal depression support and more.


42nd Street support young people’s emotional well-being and mental health by offering a choice of effective, creative, young person-centred and rights-based approaches.

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support. They ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those whose lives involve adoption, including those parenting children who cannot live with their birth families, and adopted people. They connect people, provide support and training and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and practice. They provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of adopters in the UK.

Barnardos protects, supports and nurtures the UK’s most vulnerable children. They help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via their 800+ services across the UK.

BEAT is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

The Children’s Society provides specialist support that empowers young people to make positive changes and rediscover their hope.

Gingerbread provides information to help single parents support themselves and their families. They campaign and influence policy to reduce stigma against single parents, and make services more accessible to all families – whatever their shape or size.

NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity. They help prevent abuse, help rebuild children’s lives and support families.

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. Their tried and tested model is backed by research. They believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.

Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, and last year they helped over two million people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to strengthen their relationships.

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

They want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.