Other support

Local support (UK)

If you live in or around Wokingham and require free counselling, please contact ARC Counselling in Wokingham.

Parenting Special Children

This is a local organisation that offers telephone support, informal meet ups and training sessions/workshops for parents and carers of children who are different. Includes support with autism, ADHD, sleep challenges, trauma and attachment.

National organisations / referrals

Action for Elder Abuse

Provides a helpline (Elder Abuse Response) offering information, advice and support for those who suspect that an older person is being abused or for older people who are being abused.

Anxiety

Various sources of support for anxiety.

Beat – Beating Eating Disorders

Supports people affected by eating disorders.

  • Tel: 0300 123 3355 or www.b-eat.org.uk
  • Helpline: 0845 634 1414 (adult) / 0845 634 7650 (youth)

CALM (Campaign Against Men Living Miserably)

A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide

Combat Stress

Mental health support for veterans and their families.

Compassionate Friends

Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families.

Depend

An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.

Depression Alliance

  • www.depressionalliance.org

GamCare

Information, advice or support for anyone affected by gambling.

  • 0808 8020 133 or www.gamcare.org.uk

HOPELineUk

Young Suicide Prevention

  • 0800 068 4141

Kooth

Online counselling support, including links to urgent support.

  • Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis
  • If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus
  • https://www.kooth.com/urgent-support
  • https://www.kooth.com/

LGBT Foundation

Advice and support in relation to LGBT issues.

Men’s Advice Line

Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

Mind Info Line

General mental health advice and information.

MindEd

Free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.

Mosac

Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

National Autistic Society

Information for families with a diagnosis of autism.

Also provides an autism helpline:

National Self-Harm Network

Support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life and to support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm.

NSPCC

  • Call 0808 800 5000 to discuss or report a concern about the safety or welfare of a child.
  • Call 0800 1111 if you are 18 and under
  • www.nspcc.org.uk

OCD Action

Provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.

Rape Crisis

Umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centres who provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse.

Self-Injury Support

For women affected by self-injury, whether their own or that of a friend or family.

SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement of Suicide

Support for survivors of bereavement of suicide.

Women’s Aid

Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.

Young Minds

Support for parents and carers concerned about their emotional or mental health of under 25s.

Disclaimer

I have tried to ensure accuracy of the contact information above, but I may have made mistakes. Please do let me know if you spot any and I will happily amend them.

I have no connection with and am not responsible for the content or services offered by any of the organisations on this page. The exception is ARC Counselling, for whom I currently work as a volunteer low-cost counsellor.