The Velvet Project

Useful Links

A Directory of Health Related Websites
www.ukselfhelp.info
A directory of websites on a variety of topics related to health and wellbeing.

Citizens Advice Bureau
www.nacab.org.uk
Get free confidential and independent advice on a range of topics including Your Money, Your Family, Your Daily Life and Your Rights. Also find your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau for face to face support.

NHS Direct
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
NHS Direct features a health encyclopaedia, common health questions, a self help guide and info on how to get in touch with your local health services

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Migration Research database for Yorkshire & Humber
www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/researchdatabase

This is an online database containing over 130 summaries of research on refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in the Yorkshire and Humber region. You can search the database using these options;

  • migrant group
  • theme
  • topic
  • place

The aim of the database is to help dissemminate migration research findings and improve evidence-based policy.

Women’s Aid
www.womensaid.org.uk
Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They run the 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline free phone 0808 2000 247. The Helpline is run by trained staff and offers confidential practical and emotional support.

For information on Leeds based groups, organisations or agencies please contact us.