Helplines/Support Groups

childline CHILDLINE ANDALUCIA

Listed in: Emergency Numbers, Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups, Useful Info

Childline Andalucia is a registered charity in Spain dedicated to helping expatriate children and teens in Andalucia suffering from a range of social, mental health, and family problems. The charity has established a free telephone helpline and contact point for young people up to the age of 19 to call in and speak to a dedicated professional counsellor about any issue they may be facing. The charity also run a fun and interactive website with …… More information

Inspired learning INSPIRED KIDZ MARBELLA

Listed in: Education, Education Services, Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups, Moving To/Living In Spain, Private Tuition, Useful Info

Growing up can be challenging, especially in a modern world which is constantly changing. Sometimes your children have issues or problems which they, and you, struggle to solve. It can be anything from friendship issues, bullying, low self-esteem or confidence, trouble with adapting to family changes, issues with siblings, anger and frustration. It might be that there are important life skills you know they need, yet you are not sure where to start or they …… More information

TEL: (0034) 634 862 484 | EMAIL: andrea@inspiredlearning.es | WEBSITE: www.inspiredlearning.es

irish midwife IRISH MIDWIFE – ANTENATAL CLASSES

Listed in: Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups, Midwifery/Pregnancy, Moving To/Living In Spain, Useful Info

The Irish Midwife offers various services on the Costa del Sol for the preparation of childbirth and early stages of being a mum. It is run by two very experienced Irish midwives – Anne Halpenny who is from Dublin and has lived on the Costa del Sol since 1996. She is a mum of twins who were born in Marbella in 2009. Anne qualified as a midwife in 1985 and has worked in Australia, Iraq, …… More information

TEL: (0034) 630 231 037 or (0034) +34 649 199 116 | EMAIL: anne@irishmidwife.com | WEBSITE: www.irishmidwife.com

samaritans SAMARITANS IN SPAIN (ENGLISH)

Listed in: Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups

Samaritans in Spain, is operated by Costa Blanca Samaritans and offers a free, completely confidential, non-judgemental emotional support service for any English speaker of any age who may be experiencing distress or despair.  They believe that whatever problems someone may have, whether big or small, they do not have to be alone with them. There are 60 volunteers who work for the Samaritans and lines are open 24 hours a day 365 days a year …… More information

TEL: (0034) 902 883 535 | EMAIL: pat@samaritansinspain.com | WEBSITE: www.samaritansinspain.com/

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IN SPAIN (ENGLISH)

Listed in: Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups

Association helping people overcome their problems with alcohol. Meetings are held all over the Costa del Sol. Check on the website to find your nearest location. You can also call their helpline between 10am-10pm. WEBSITE: www.aaspain.org

LOCATION: Costa del Sol

ANOREXIA & BULIMIA CARE (ENGLISH)

Listed in: Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) has over 21 years of experience as a national eating disorder organisation. They provide personal advice and support to anyone of any age affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress, including family and friends of sufferers. WEBSITEwww.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

LOCATION: UK

ASSOCIATION FOR POST NATAL ILLNESS (ENGLISH)

Listed in: Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups

Provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness via telephone help lines, information leaflets and a network of volunteers who have themselves experienced post natal depression. Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm. WEBSITE: www.apni.org

LOCATION: UK

BEAT – FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH EATING DISORDERS (ENGLISH)

Listed in: Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups

This site provides information about eating disorders, how to get help and how to help someone you know with an eating disorder. There is a specific section within the site dedicated to young people who may be suffering with eating disorders. Young people have helped to create this, they have made suggestions, sent in articles and are constantly reviewing the site to ensure that it is the best that it can be. If you are 25 or under, the youthline is open Monday to Friday evenings from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm – 4.30pm. Parents, teachers or any concerned adults should call the Beat helpline on (0044) 845 634 1414. WEBSITEwww.b-eat.co.uk

LOCATION: UK

BULLYING (ENGLISH)

Listed in: Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups

This is an award winning service that offers a support helpline plus online support via email, live chat and Skype, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Their website offers plenty of advice and suggestions on how to prevent or combat bullying and they also have sections providing advice for parents and schools. WEBSITE: www.bullying.co.uk

LOCATION: UK

CAMINO RECOVERY

Listed in: Family Services, Helplines/Support Groups

The Camino Recovery Centre is an intimate facility which runs 30- to 90-day residential programmes to treat an array of addictions – alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, sex – as well as prevalent co-morbid conditions such as trauma and depression. The centre is housed in a large, private Spanish villa, with a pool a few minutes walk from the beach.

LOCATION: Estepona