Useful links for current apprentices

We’ve gathered a list of useful links to help you through your apprenticeship, including safeguarding, mental health support, information on equality and diversity, how to access childcare and tax benefits, and other wellbeing support.

Each link will take you to an external resource that has been checked by our teams. However, Intequal is not responsible for the content of the information, advice or guidance provided by any of the websites.

Safeguarding and prevent

The Hub of Hope: Mental health support provided by Chasing the Stigma. Type in your postcode on their website to find local support resources near you.

Samaritans: Confidential emotional support.

Mind: Mental health support.

NSPCC: The UK’s children’s charity protecting young people. You can also call 08088005000 or text 88858.

Homelessness: Housing support from Shelter England.

Government Prevent Information: Prevent duty guidance for England, Scotland and Wales.

To contact Intequal’s internal safeguarding and prevent team, please email

You can also access an internal 24-hour support service by calling 03006667247. Simply state your name and apprenticeship programme to access free resources.

Equality and diversity

Equality and Human Rights Commission: Protecting equality across 9 different grounds- age, disability, sex, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, and gender reassignment.

The Equality Act 2010

Health and safety

The Health and Safety Executive: The organisation responsible for Health and Safety in England.


Apprenticeship Oyster Card: If you are 18, or over, live in a London borough and are in the first year of an approved apprenticeship, you may be eligible for an Apprentice Oyster photocard.


Childcare payment support: Apprentices paying for childcare may be eligible for government support.

Benefits and financial support for families: Help if you look after children or plan to have or adopt a child.
The websites listed above are not the only source of information. The topics listed are not the only topics for which support is available. The links above are checked periodically and were last reviewed in November 2022.

Intequal is not responsible for the content of the information, advice or guidance provided by any of the websites.

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