We understand not everyone is ready to talk to someone else about their difficulties yet. However, we believe finding out more about what you are going through can be a really useful first step.
The following websites are particularly helpful for finding out more about the emotional problems you may be suffering from, as well as providing information about useful coping mechanisms.
British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
The BACP is a useful source of information if you would like to find out more about what is involved in counselling and therapy.
Depression Alliance (www.depressionalliance.org)
Offers help in understanding depression (not a crisis organisation). Runs 'Friends in Need' as a way for people affected by depression, or supporting someone with depression, to talk online and meet up with groups in their local area.
Mind is a national organisation providing advice and support to anyone experiencing any kind of mental health problem. They are also a good source of information on different mental health issues you may be suffering from.
Cruse Bereavement Care (www.crusebereavementcare
ACCESS offers a wide range of services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Services are offered by qualified and trained counsellors. Anybody can refer themselves to our service.
For partners and families of problem drinkers.
Narcotics Anonymous (ukna.org))
Helpline 0300 999 1212
For people addicted to drugs or alcohol (people with an alcohol addiction are also welcome).
Alcoholics Anonymous (www.alcoholics-anonymous
Parenting and Family Support - Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) (www.familylives.org.uk)
Parenting and family support from Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) through our website, helpline 0808 800 2222 and local services.
Relate offers counselling services for every type of relationship nationwide. We provide advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting.
Marriage Care (www.marriagecare.org.uk)
Relationship support services including couples counselling, relationship and marriage preparation. No fixed charge, contribution-based.