Music, Books and Links

The music, books and links in this section aim to encourage and support you in your life, what you’re going through and how you’re feeling. The links are to organisations who can give emotional support and advice in specified areas.

Music:

The Redeemer – Sanctus Real

Me without you – Tobymac 

Make a move – Royal Tailor

One day too late – Skillet

Center of it – Chris August

He said – Group 1 Crew

The light in me – Brandon Heath

Books:

Life in the World Unseen – Anthony Borgia

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

Links to Additional Resources:

Addiction

Drinkline – If you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol

Frank – Information, help and advice about drugs

GamCare – Information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling 

Benefits and Rights

Citizens Advice – Information and advice on benefits, work, debt, money, consumer, housing, family, law and courts, immigration and health

Farming Community Network – Support for farmers and families within the farming community

Bereavement

Child Bereavement UK – Support for families when a child grieves or when a child dies

Cruse – Support, advice and information when someone dies

Carers 

Carers UK – Information and advice for people caring for others

Children and Young People

Childline, 18 years old and under – Information, advice and support for people under 19 years old

The Mix, 25 years old and under – Support service for young people

Debt

StepChange Debt Charity – Advice and support for debt problems

Eating Disorders

B-EAT – Guidance and support for people affected by eating disorders, both sufferers and their friends and families

Emotional support

Samaritans –  Support when you’re struggling to cope

Shout – A text service for anyone in crisis or if you’re struggling to cope

Health

NHS 111 – A guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, medicines, and medical and wellbeing services

Housing and Homelessness

Shelter – Advice, support and legal services on housing and homelessness

Mental health

Mind  – Support, advice and legal information on mental health

Military

Veterans Gateway – Helping put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the advice and support they need

Older people

Age UK –  Information and advice for older people

The Silver Line – Information, friendship and advice for older people

Relationships

Relate – Support and guidance on relationships

Sexual / domestic abuse

Men’s Advice Line, for men – Emotional support, practical advice and information if you are being abused by a partner

National Domestic Violence Helpline, for women, and young people affected by domestic abuse – Support if you are being abused by a partner

Rape Crisis, for women – Emotional support and information for victims and survivors of sexual violence

National Association for People Abused in Childhood – Supporting recovery of adult survivors of childhood abuse

Respect, for abuser – Advice to help you stop being violent

Stop it now! – For anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse prevention

Sexuality

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline – Support and information for anyone considering issues around their sexuality and / or gender identity

Victims of crime

Victim Support – Support for people affected by crime or traumatic events

Sources:

1: NCV Anglicised and King James Version, used from or paraphrased gospel of Matthew

2: NCV Anglicised and King James Version, used from or paraphrased gospel of Mark

3: NCV Anglicised and King James Version, used from or paraphrased gospel of Luke

4: NCV Anglicised and King James Version, used from or paraphrased gospel of John 

5: Taoist story

7: REBT Network, www.rebtnetwork.org 

8: Third Order Society of St Francis, The Principles in Plain English with the Community Obedience, Province of the Pacific 2015

9: Opportunity teaching, www.whiteagle.org 

10: Marcus Aurelius quotes from “Meditations”

11: Study by Iowa State University published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, “Caring for others cares for the self: An experimental test of brief downward social comparison, loving-kindness, and interconnectedness contemplations”

12: University of California at Los Angeles experiment, www.6seconds.org

13: Metro.co.uk

14: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs