Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, images, or video footage primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others.
Sexting may also include the use of a computer or any digital device.
The term was first popularized early in the 21st century and is a portmanteau of sex and texting, where the latter is meant in the wide sense of sending a text possibly with images.
In August 2012, the word sexting was listed for the first time in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
THINKUKNOW is the educational programme from the National Crime Agency, a United Kingdom organisation which protects children both online and offline.
It's THINKUKNOW and Click CEOP's job to protect young people from exploitation and abuse - both in the real world and online but they are not just police officers.
In CEOP you will find people and partners from a whole range of organisations - including the NSPCC - all working together to help protect young people wherever they may be.
Please visit: THINKUKNOW.co.uk
ChildLine are there to help anyone under the age of 19-years-old in the United Kingdom with any issue they’re going through.
People who contact ChildLine can comfortably talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, ChildLine's trained counsellors are there to support anyone who needs assistance.
ChildLine started in 1986 by Esther Rantzen.
ChildLine help any young person in the UK.
Calling ChildLine is free and doesn’t show up on an itemised phone bill.
in 2006 ChildLine became part of the NSPCC group to help even more young people.
Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a type of mood disorder associated with childbirth, which can affect both genders.
Symptoms may include extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, crying episodes, irritability, and changes in sleeping or eating patterns.
Onset is typically between one week and one month following childbirth.
PPD can also negatively affect the newborn child.
PANDAS FOUNDATION UK:
PANDAS Foundation are there to help support and advise any parent and their networks who need support with perinatal mental illness.
PANDAS Foundation are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.
PANDAS Foundation provide help to improve the lives of people affected by Pre (Ante) & Postnatal illnesses, for those living with Antenatal Depression, Postnatal Depression, OCD, Anxiety, Psychosis, their families and carers.
SUPPORT IN MIND SCOTLAND:
Support In Mind Scotland's aim is to improve the quality of life for anyone whose mental health problems or mental illness has a serious impact on their life and on the lives of others, including family members, friends and supporters.
Support In Mind Scotland believe that every individual has the right to be valued, and to share in the opportunities, enjoyment, challenges, responsibilities and choices of everyday life. That those who experience mental illness, and mental health problems, their families and carers and friends, are entitled to quality support in the community or in hospital, or in their own homes as they choose. That those who need care and support should be enabled to play an active role in the decisions that impact on them. That people affected by serious illnesses, like psychosis, have a specialised knowledge and expertise, which will be reflected in all that we do.
Support In Mind Scotland improve quality of life by working with people to have more opportunities. Build confidence and social skills. Be more connected to their families and communities. Have more stable lifestyles by providing help with practical issues. Be more physically well – exercise, diet, healthy eating.
Support In Mind Scotland assist people who are hard to reach and engage. People with serious mental illness including schizophrenia. People subject to compulsory treatment and compulsory measures – those who come through criminal justice who are not well. People who have chaotic lifestyles due to historic factors, poverty and lifestyle choices.
Please visit: SupportInMindScotland.org.uk
INFOLINE: 0131 662 4359
MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem only in England and Wales.
MIND campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Our local MINDs support over 513,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.
Because of MIND, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to their information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales. They are actively building on change, but are aware that there is much more to do.
MIND is a charity and they rely on donations. They are very grateful to everyone who supports them financially. That’s why they are committed to being open about how they are funded and managed.
Over more than 60 years MIND has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems. Through public campaigns, government lobbying and more than 1,000 services our local MINDs have delivered in communities across England and Wales, they have touched millions of lives.
Their policy work influences government so that people with mental health problems can get the support they need and the respect they deserve.
Deafness means complete loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears; this is profound hearing impairment, 81 dB or greater hearing threshold, averaged at frequencies 0.5, 1, 2, 4 kHz.
Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent.
It often comes on gradually as you get older, but it can sometimes happen suddenly.
Hearing loss can have many different causes.
Hearing Link is a UK-wide charity, active in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for people with any level of hearing loss, their families and friends.
Hearing Link UK understand that hearing loss affects far more than your ears.
The consequences can impact on every part of your life: relationships, work, daily routines, confidence and self-esteem, every hour of the day.
Through shared experiences, advice and personal support from people who have been through similar experiences, we can help you, and your family and friends, adjust to the practical and emotional challenges of living with hearing loss.
ACTION ON HEARING LOSS:
As the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK, Action On Hearing Loss understand how hearing loss can affect everything in your life from your relationships, to your education and your job prospects.
Action On Hearing Loss are there to support and help you, so you can take back control and live the life you choose
From day-to-day-care, to practical information, to campaigning for a fairer world for people with hearing loss, and funding research to find a cure, Action On Hearing Loss take action on hearing loss.
Please visit: ActionHearingLoss.org.uk
The symptoms of Bowel Cancer can be subtle and do not necessarily make you feel ill. However, it's worth trying simple treatments for a short time to see if they get better.
In some cases, bowel cancer can stop digestive waste passing through the bowel. This is known as a bowel obstruction.
BOWEL CANCER UK:
Bowel Cancer UK are the UK’s leading Bowel Cancer charity.
Bowel Cancer UK are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.
Bowel Cancer UK's vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.
Bowel Cancer UK provide expert information and support for everyone affected by Bowel Cancer.
Bowel Cancer UK campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.
Please visit: BowelCancerUK.org
There are around 130 types of Brain Tumours.
Brain Tumours can form throughout the brain and spinal cord.
Brain Tumours are classified as either benign or malignant.
The benign ones tend to grow more slowly and are less likely to come back if they’ve been completely removed.
The malignant ones tend to grow faster, sometimes spread and may come back after treatment.
They’re both treated in similar ways.
The exact care you receive depends on what type of tumour you have, where it is in the brain and how big it is.
BRAIN TUMOUR SUPPORT:
Brain Tumour Support is uniquely dedicated to providing support for anyone affected by any type of Brain Tumour, at any point from diagnosis and for as long as support is needed.
Brain Tumour Support are here not just for the patients themselves, but also families, carers and loved ones who are dealing day to day with the impact of a brain tumour.
Brain Tumour Support provide specialist, tailored services through one-to-one and group support, as well as online and telephone support and specialist counselling.
Brain Tumour Support's vision motivates their work every day and their values act as a guide in the approach to achieving it.
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST:
Teenage Cancer Trust create world-class cancer services for young people in the United Kingdom, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
Teenage Cancer Trust know that having cancer at a young age comes with its own particular set of challenges.
Teenage Cancer Trust's services put the needs of young people first and allow them to face those challenges together.
Teenage Cancer Trust are proud of their incredible team who work in various locations in the office, out of the office or in Teenage Cancer Trust's units.
Please visit: TeenageCancerTrust.org
THE BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY:
The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading Brain Tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into Brain Tumours globally.
Committed to saving and improving lives, The Brain Tumour Charity are moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a Brain Tumour.
The Brain Tumour Charity are set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change.
The Brain Tumour Charity's services are for adults are designed to support people living or caring for someone with a Brain Tumour.
Please visit: TheBrainTumourCharity.org
Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus.
Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days.
Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40°C, cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes.
Small white spots known as Koplik's spots may form inside the mouth two or three days after the start of symptoms.
A red, flat rash which usually starts on the face and then spreads to the rest of the body typically begins three to five days after the start of symptoms.
Common complications include diarrhea (in approximately 8% of cases), middle ear infection (7%), and pneumonia (6%).
These occur in part due to measles-induced immunosuppression.
Less commonly seizures, blindness, or inflammation of the brain may occur.
It can lead to pregnancy loss, too.
Anyone can get measles if they have not been vaccinated or have not had it before, although it's most common in young children.
KidsHealth is run by Nemours.
Nemours is a nonprofit children's health system.
Neil Izenberg, MD, a physician at Nemours, founded KidsHealth in 1995.
KidsHealth's goal is to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health.
Nemours provide aim to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.
Please visit: KidsHealth.org
MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÉRES UK (MSF UK):
Médecins Sans Frontières UK's medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics.
Médecins Sans Frontières UK go where they are needed most.
Founded to save lives and speak out, Médecins Sans Frontières UK have helped tens of millions of people since 1971.
The 13 founders have grown to over 36,000 staff on the frontline of emergency medical aid.
Médecins Sans Frontières UK was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
The judges chose MSF “in recognition of the organisation’s pioneering humanitarian work on several continents” and to honour MSF's medical staff, who have worked in more than 80 countries and treated tens of millions of people.
Please visit: MSF.ORG.UK
Miscarriage - also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss - is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently.
Some use the cutoff of 20 weeks of gestation, after which fetal death is known as a stillbirth.
The most common symptom of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding with or without pain.
Sadness, anxiety and guilt may occur afterwards.
Tissue and clot-like material may leave the uterus and pass through and out of the vagina.
When a woman keeps having miscarriages, infertility is present.
SIMBA Charity's groups open to anyone who has gone through the death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy or close to the time of birth.
SIMBA Charity's groups are all within central locations and accessible by all and open to other family members and friends.
The first SIMBA support group started in May 2011 after a request from a bereaved parent who felt there was need for a group in the area where she lived, a place where she could talk to other parents who had gone through similar. SIMBA responded to her and others needs and set up our first group.
The Miscarriage Association are there to provide support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.
The Miscarriage Association have a UK-wide network of support volunteers, who have been through the experience of pregnancy loss themselves and can offer real understanding and a listening ear.
Child molestation, is a form of child abuse in which an older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. Forms of child sexual abuse include engaging in sexual activities with a child (whether by asking or pressuring, or by other means), indecent exposure, child grooming, child sexual exploitation or using a child to produce child pornography.
MALE SURVIVOR PARTNERSHIP:
The Male Survivors Partnership began as an idea in 2012 when a handful of professionals working in survivor based organisations began talking about working together for the good of male survivors.
In 2013, following the announcement of a fund that prevented organisations working specifically with males from applying, those very same professionals came together with others to lobby the government to recognise the needs of boys and men as victims/survivors of sexual offences.
Mosac was formed when four mothers whose children were abused came together and drew strength from each other’s shared experience and realised the need for a similar service for others.
All non-abusing parents, carers and families have the right to receive comprehensive support to live with the consequences of sexual abuse and to aid recovery.
Mosac aim to provide a unique and specialist service, offering practical and emotional support to non-abusing parents, carers and families. Mosac enable these families to achieve and sustain an improved quality of life by rebuilding confidence, alleviating isolation, promoting inclusion and empowering them with the skills to safeguard themselves and their children. Mosac break the silence surrounding child sexual abuse by raising awareness through training and consultancy.
Victim Support Scotland, or simply VSS, supports and campaigns on behalf of victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland.
Victim Support Scotland are proud to serve victims and witnesses in the north of Britain by campaigning for their rights and helping to improve their experiences of the criminal justice system.
Their aim is to supporting, both, the victims and witnesses of any form of crime.
Victim Support Scotland provides support and information services to victims and witnesses of crime north of the border. Victim Support Scotland support 200,000 people affected by crime each year. This support is provided by staff and volunteers in national and local offices and court-based services across Scotland.
Victim Support Scotland are an independent charity and not part of the Police Scotland or Scottish Courts. All conversations with victims and witnesses are confidential and are not shared with people outside of Victim Support Scotland.
The service, provided by Victim Support Scotland, is completely free.
Victim Support Scotland's daily contact with victims and witnesses of crime gives the charity a unique insight into the issues that they face. VSS campaign to ensure that the criminal justice system in Scotland takes full account of the needs of victims and witnesses of crime.
Victim Support, or simply VS, are an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in Scotland, England and Wales. Their purpose is to provide specialist help to support people to cope and recover to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.
In 2018, Victim Support were in contact with over 1,035,032 victims of crime within that calendar year offering information, advice and support. 704,219 people visited VictimSupport.org.uk and their dedicated local teams provided specialist emotional and practical support to 133,965 victims.
Victim Support are independent of the government, the police, local authorities and criminal justice system, but work closely with them and others to achieve our vision – a world where victims and witnesses are given the support they need and the respect they deserve.
Victim Support works with victims of crime and VS put them at the heart of their organisation and the way they run their services. Victim Support's work, their support and their voice is informed and shaped by them.
As an organisation, victims are their only focus, and over the years we have developed unrivalled expertise in their needs, aspirations and their journey through the criminal justice system.
Victim Support are a national organisation but we are deeply rooted in the local communities in which we work. They are local. They are national. They are independent.
As a national charity, Victim Support have a clear purpose and vision with strong values.
The Victim Support charity was set up over 40 years ago.
Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim.
It occurs in times of peace and armed conflict situations, is widespread and is considered to be one of the most traumatic, pervasive, and most common human rights violations.
IDAS are the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.
The services IDAS provide include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline.
Their dedicated teams of accredited specialist workers (IDVA’s and ISVAs) support people through the criminal justice system in addition to providing emotional support and safety planning advice.
Please visit: IDAS.org.uk
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent.
The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.
RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND:
Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland. Rape Crisis Scotland support the work of local centres and develop new centres in areas where there are no or few specialist services. Rape Crisis Scotland also work with other agencies such as the police, Crown Office and health services providing training and consultancy to improve the response to those who are affected by and who perpetrate sexual violence. Through their campaigns, briefings and publications they raise awareness of sexual violence, challenge attitudes and press for legal change.
The Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline provides crisis support for anyone in Scotland affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Rape Crisis Scotland is governed by a Board of Directors which includes representation from local rape crisis centres, thus ensuring that the strategic direction of the organisation is directly influenced by the needs and views of our member centres across Scotland.
Please visit: RapeCrisisScotland.org.uk
HELPLINE: 0808 801 0302
Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) are a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. We also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.
We are the national umbrella body for our network of autonomous member Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales.
We exist to improve services and promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence. We also work towards the elimination of sexual violence and abuse, raising awareness in the wider community and with government.
Please visit: RapeCrisis.org.uk