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Live With Award-Winning Public Figure Joe Plumb

Ep. 76

Tonight we are joined by Award-Winning Public Figure Joe Plumb, Joe is an ambassador at Kidscape which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. He also writes for @MetroUk and is part of @ITV #BritainGetTalking

From a young age, Joe was bullied, assaulted and isolated. As a result of the bullying, Joe was admitted to a psychiatric unit in the UK after attempting to take his own life. At the age of 12, Joe got into volunteering at a specialist youth cafe devoted to young people with additional needs and who were getting into trouble. Joe continued to volunteer for National organisations such as the British Medical Association, The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services and The British Youth Council.

At the age of 13 Joe set up the 'Speak Up, Speak Out’ campaign with support from James Arthur, Sinitta Malone and Richard Branson, the campaign went global.

Joe in partnership with the Home Office, developed a supportive disclosure toolkit to help those with Autism and other additional learning needs, better communicate what was going on if they were experiencing bullying.

Where to find Joe:


Instagram: @joeplumbuk

Twitter: @JoePlumbUK

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Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm)


The bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.



CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)


Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.


Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.



Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm)


No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge


OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5 pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge



A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm)



Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm, and 2 pm to 5 pm on weekends)


Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4 pm)



Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)



Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

Text care: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:

Peer support forum:



Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4 pm)


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