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Helpful Websites for Twins and Their Families

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Websites related to TEDS

Confidential emotional support

  • Samaritans (call 116 123) provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.
  • AnxietyUK is a national charity which supports people affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.
  • Shout is a textline. Text SHOUT to 85258 for free, confidential 24/7 support over text.
  • SANE is a national mental health helpline that offers out-of-hours support and information to anyone impacted by mental illness.
  • Calm (0800 58 58 58) offers confidential and anonymous phone and web-based support between 5pm and midnight 7 days a week for people in the UK.
  • Women's Aid offers advice and support to women experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Men's Advice Line (0808 801 0327) is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse which offers support, practical advice and information, Mon-Fri 9am-8pm.
  • National Bullying Helpline (0808 800 2222) provides help and support for anyone experiencing bullying. 
  • Beat offers support, online and over the phone, about eating disorders. 

General useful mental health resources


  • Headspace provides guided and accessible meditations.
  • SAM  is an app which helps you understand and manage anxiety.

Substance use information and support:

  • Drinkline (0300 123 1110) provides confidential advice and information over the phone to anyone who is worried about their own or someone else’s drinking
  • Smokefree National Helpline (0300 123 1044) offers advice and support on how to stop smoking.
  • Frank offers free and confidential information and advice about drugs.

Learning difficulties and disorders

  • ADHD (attention deficity hyperactivity disorder). ADDISS is the Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service, offering help and support related to ADHD
  • ASD (autistic spectrum disorders). The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for families affected by all forms of ASD
  • Dyslexia. The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is a society set up to help dyslexic people
  • Dyspraxia. The Dyspraxia Foundation is a UK charity that supports people with dyspraxia

Information and advice for parents

  • Twins Trust (Previously known as TAMBA) is the largest UK organisation supporting multiple-birth families.
  • MBF (The Multiple Births Foundation) is a London-based charity supporting multiple-birth families.
  • Family Lives is a UK charity, giving advice and support relating to a broad range of family and parenting topics.
  • Families under pressure is a set of videos written by researchers and NHS mental health experts which provide simple tips and tricks proven to work with families. 
  • General parenting advice can also be found at BBC parenting website.
  • Advice about children's use of mobile phones, the internet and social media is given on the Digital Family web site run by mobile company O2.
  • Gingerbread is a support organisation for lone parent families in England and Wales.
  • One Parent Families Scotland offers various forms of support including a telephone helpline.