Additional Support

Sometimes we need more than counselling for just an hour or two a week. On this page you will find a list of organisations who may be able to support you between counselling sessions. If you are experiencing extreme distress, I encourage you to contact your GP, or go to A&E at your local hospital.

Click here to use the NHS A&E locator (takes you to the NHS website).

If you find yourself needing emergency help during a counselling session, I will ask your permission to contact your GP and/or another health professional within the NHS who may be able to support you after the counselling session.

The following organisations may also be able to help you (links open in a new tab or window):

Al-Anon

For those affected by someone else's drinking.

0800 0086 811

www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Ben

Support for support anyone who works, or has worked in the automotive, associated or allied trades or industries, or anyone dependent upon a worker in those industries.

08081 311 333 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)

ben.org.uk/need-help-now

Bipolar UK

Helpline, peer suport groups and community for those suffering from bipolar disorder.

0333 323 3880

www.bipolaruk.org

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

A leading movement against male suicide, which is the biggest killer of men under 45.

0800 58 58 58 (Outside London, 5pm-Midnight)

0808 802 58 58 (London, 5pm-Midnight)

www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat

Childline

For young people up to 19 years.

0800 1111

www.childline.org.uk

GamAnon

For those affected by someone else's gambling.

gamanon.org.uk

Get Connected

For young people up to 25 years.

08088084994

www.getconnected.org.uk

Kooth

Free, safe and anonymous, support for young people. Monday-Friday 12pm-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 6pm-10pm.

www.kooth.com

Men's Advice Line

For men experiencing domestic violence.

08088010327

www.mensadviceline.org.uk/pages/who-we-are-advice.html

Nar-Anon

For those affected by someone else's drug use.

08455 390 193

www.nar-anon.co.uk

National Gambling Helpline

0808 8020 133

Nightline

For students.

0207 6310101

www.nightline.org.uk

Papyrus UK

National UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. For those 35 and under contemplating suicide, or those concerned about someone else.

0800 068 4141 (phone)

07786 209 697 (text)

papyrus-uk.org

ReThink

www.rethink.org

Shout

Support for those in crisis via a text message system.

Text 85258 for help

www.giveusashout.org

Southampton Crisis Lounge

Open daily 2pm-10pm, it offers a calm environment away from the noise and energy of a busy A&E department.

02380 835535

www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/services/mental-health/specialist- …

Students Against Depression

Information and guidance for students experiencing low mood, depression or suicidal thoughts.

www.studentsagainstdepression.org

The Mix

Help and support, online apps, community and local services for those under 25 experiencing any kind of challenge or problem.

0808 808 4994

www.themix.org.uk

Turn2Me

Free online support groups for anxiety, suicidal thoughts & feelings, depression, stress management and general mental health issues.

turn2me.org/group-supports

YoungMinds

For children and adolescents with mental health concerns, and parents worried about the mental health of their children.

0808 802 5544 (Parent's helpline, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258

youngminds.org.uk