Useful Links

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
(www.bacp.co.uk)

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 (www.mind.org.uk)
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.

Samaritans (www.samaritans.org)
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk about what is troubling you, at any time.

Cruse Bereavement Care (www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk)
Cruse is a national organisation offering support and advice to children, young people and adults, when someone close to you passes away.

Access (access-counselling-cic.co.uk)
Tel 01524 425464, 34 Northumberland Street LA4 4AY
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.

Al-Anon (www.al-anonuk.org.uk)
Helpline 020 7403 0888
For partners and families of problem drinkers.

Nar-Anon (www.nar-anon.co.uk)
For partners and families of those in addiction.

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.org.uk)
Alcoholics Anonymous UK is a fellowship offering anonymous support with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of alcoholics.

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 (www.relate.org.uk)
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.