Publicity and Media
SupportLine is regularly used as a source of referral by the media to accompany television and radio programmes of a sensitive nature where it is felt that viewers may be in need of support and information.
The BBC Audience Lines have used SupportLine as a referral to accompany a number of programmes which has included:
We have also been used by Broadcasting Support Services as a referral to accompany a number of programmes which has included:
We have been used by Channel 5 after programmes which have included:
Other programmes which have used SupportLine as a source of referral have included the daily talk programmes "Kilroy", "Trisha" and "This Morning".
Callers are also referred to SupportLine by GPs, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Teachers, Youth Leaders, Social Workers, Mental Health Teams, Police Community Safety Units, Police Child Protection Teams, Scotland Yard's Anti-Paedophile Unit. Callers are also passed our number by a wide range of other agencies which have included NAPAC, Get Connected, Samaritans, Salvation Army, NHS Direct, British Red Cross, Toast, Headway, National Debtline, Women's Aid, Citizen Advice Bureaux, MIND.
SupportLine was also used as a source of referral by the Met. Police Serious Crime Group Child Protection Team to give support to survivors of abuse in relation to the prosecution and conviction of a paedophile which received national press coverage.