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Helplines and Support Groups

HELPLINES

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
http://www.alcoholics-anonymours.org.uk
24-hour helpline 0845 769 7555

ANXIETY UK (FORMERLY NATIONAL PHOBICS SOCIETY)
Helpline for people suffering from anxiety, phobias, compulsive disorders, or panic attacks.
08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30-5.30pm)

AWARE
Support for people affected by Depression in Ireland and Northern Ireland
72 Lower Leeson Street,
Dublin 2,
Republic of Ireland
(01) 890 303 302(Every day, 10 am to 10 pm, Thur-Sun until 1am)
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http://www.aware.ie

THE ASSOCIATION OF POST-NATAL ILLNESS
Information on post natal depression, and puts mothers affected by post-natal depression in touch with others suffering or who have suffered from post-natal depression
145 Dawes Rd,
Fulham,
London SW6 7EB
020 7386 0868 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)

NATIONAL BEREAVEMENT PARTNERSHIP
National helpline for bereaved people
0845 226 7227
http://www.natbp.org.uk

THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (BACP)
Information and advice on counselling including list of accredited counsellors in your local area.
1 Regent Place,
Rugby,
Warwickshire CV21 2PJ
0870 443 5252
http://www.bacp.co.uk

THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE PSYCOTHERAPIES
Provides a directory of registered therapists for £2 including postage.
PO Box 9,
Accrington,
BB5 2GD
http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk

CALL
Free confidential helpline service for people in Wales.  Gives listening support to those who need to talk through their experiences and feelings.  Can give information on services available throughout Wales and nationally.
Freephone: 0800 132 737 (Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Sat & Sun 12noon-12midnight)

CALM
Helpline for young men who are depressed or suicidal.
0800 58 58 58 (Sat-Tue, 5pm to midnight)(Calls are free from landlines)
http://www.thecalmzone.net

CARERS DIRECT
Information, advice and support for carers.
0808 802 802 (Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm, Weekends, 11am-4pm)(Calls are free from UK landlines)
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http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect

CARERS LINE
Helpline providing advice and information for carers on any issue.
0808 808 7777 (Wed & Thur, 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm)
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http://www.carersuk.org/Contactus

CITIZENS ADVICE
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

CITIZENS ADVICE SCOTLAND
http://www.cas.org.uk

COUPLE COUNSELLING (see Relate)

COUPLE COUNSELLING SCOTLAND
http://www.couplecounselling.org

CRUSE
Bereavement Care. Information and advice for people who are bereaved.
Cruse House,
16 Sheen Road,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 TUR
020 8940 4818 (Helpline and Information line, Mon-Fri, 9.30 am to 5 pm)
http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

DEPRESSION ALLIANCE
UK Charity offering help to people suffering from depression and access to groups run by sufferers themselves.
National Office: Depression Alliance,
35 Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 7JB
020 7633 0557
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http://www.depressionalliance.org/docs/what_we_offer/self_help_groups.html

DEPRESSION ALLIANCE SCOTLAND
3 Grosvenor Gardens
Edinburgh EH12 5JU
0131 467 3050 or 0845 123 2320 (Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm)
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http://www.dascot.org

DEPRESSION ALLIANCE CYMRU
11 Plas Melin
Westbourne Road
Whitchurch
Cardiff CF4 2BT
029 2069 2891
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http://www.journeysonline.org.uk

HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICE
Information on all health-related subjects and information on where to get treatment.
0845 4647 (24 hours)

HOPELINE UK
Gives support, practical advice and information to anyone concerned for a young person they know to be at risk of harming themselves.
0800 068 41 41 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, 7pm-10pm. Sat & Sun 2pm-5pm)(Calls are free from BT landlines)
http://www.papyrus-uk.org

THE HUMAN GIVENS FOUNDATION
01323 811 662
http://www.hgfoundation.com

LESBIAN AND GAY BEREAVEMENT
PROJECT Support and counselling for bereavement and AIDS.
Unitarian Rooms,
Hoop Lane,
London NW11 ORL
020 8455 8894 200

MDF (Manic Depression Fellowship)
The Bipolar Organisation is a user led charity working to enable people affected by Manic Depression to take control of their lives.
160 Self Help Groups nationwide.
Steady Self Management System 4 day course for 18-25 year olds.
0845 6340 540
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http://www.mdf.org.uk

MIND
Mental Health Charity.  They have local branches and can offer confidential advice and information on a range of mental health issues.
Information Line:  0845 766 0163 (Local rate call)(Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm)
http://www.mind.org.uk
MindInfoline: 0845 766 0163 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)(Standard call charges apply)
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Mind Legal Advice Service: 0845 225 9393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)(Standard call charges apply)
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http://www.mind.org.uk

NATIONAL PHOBICS SOCIETY
Helpline for people suffering from anxiety, phobias, compulsive disorders, or panic attacks.
0161 227 9898 (Mon-Fri, 10.30am to 4pm)

NHS National Electronic Library for Mental Health
Useful information for patients and caregivers.
http://www.library.nhs.uk/mentalhealth/

National Self-Harm Network
Support for people who self harm as well as people it directly affects like family and friends.
NSHN
PO Box 7264
Nottingham
NG1 6WJ
0800 622 6000 (7pm - 11pm)
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http://www.nshn.co.uk

NO PANIC
Worldwide support helpline for sufferers of Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder and Tranquiliser Withdrawal
0808 808 0545 (10am-10pm)(Freephone)
http://www.nopanic.org.uk

NottsInfoScript
A ‘one-stop shop’ where people can get advice and information about a health condition; counselling, advice and family services; voluntary, support and community groups; leisure, sport and work; benefits, legal and financial advice; general health and wellbeing. 
01623 433 006 (Mansfield) or 0800 028 3693
http://www.nottsinfoscript.co.uk

OCD UK
Charity site run by to support sufferers
Support Groups
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http://www.ocduk.org

PACE
Counselling, mental health advocacy and group work for lesbians and gay men.
020 7700 1323
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http://www.pacehealth.org.uk

PARENTLINE
Helpline and information for parents in distress.
0808 800 2222 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm)

RELATE NATIONAL OFFICE
Offers counselling on relationship problems for couples or individuals.
Herbert Gray College,
Little Church Street,
Rugby CV21 3AP
01788 573 241
http://www.relate.org.uk

RETHINK
National Mental Health Charity working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Services include helplines;  carer support; community support; nursing and residential care and services dedicated to black and minority ethnic communities
Freephone helplines offering practical and emotional support and signposting to those experiencing severe mental illness, their carers and relatives.
General Helpline:  08454560455
Regional Helplines
East Midlands 08000272127 (24 hours)
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West Midlands 0800132561(6pm-10pm)
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Yorkshire & North East 08088001010 (24 hours)
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Warwickshire 08088000025 (5pm-12am)
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South East 08088002073
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ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS
Information about mental illness.
17 Belgrave Square,
London SW1X 8PG
020 7235 2351
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk

S.A.D. ASSOCIATION
Information and advice on seasonal affective disorder.
PO Box 989,
Steyning,
West Sussex BN44 3HG
http://www.sada.org.uk

THE SAMARITANS
Confidential emotional support to anyone who is suicidal or despairing.
46 Marshall Street,
London W1V 1LR
08457 90 90 90 (24 hours, every day)
ROI: (01) 850 60 90 90
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SANELINE
National Charity, out-of hours telephone helpline for anyone coping with mental illness.
0845 767 8000 (local call rate) (6pm-11pm every day of the year)
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http://www.sane.org.uk

SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Support, information and advice on various aspects of mental health.
Cumbrie House,
15 Carlton Court,
Glasgow G5 91P
0141 568 7000
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http://www.samh.org.uk

STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/mental-health-resources

TURNING POINT
Social care organization providing a range of different services across England and Wales for people affected by mental health problems, drug and alcohol misuse.
Service Information: 02074817600
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http://www.turningpoint.co.uk

UKPPG MEDICATION HELPLINE
Information for people who use services, carers and professionals.
020 7919 2999
http://www.ukppg.org.uk
http://www.choiceandmedication.org.uk

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WIDOWS
0845 838 2261
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http://www.nawidows.org.uk

YOUNG MINDS PARENTS INFORMATION
Helpline for parents on young peoples’ mental health.
0800 0182138 (Mon & Fri, 10am to 1pm, Tue, Wed & Thurs, 9am to pm)(Calls free from landlines and mobiles)
http://www.youngminds.org.uk

RELATED ISSUES

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.alcoholics-anonymours.org.uk
24-hour helpline 0845 769 7555

TURNING POINT
Social care organization providing a range of different services across England and Wales for people affected by mental health problems, drug and alcohol misuse.
Service Information: 02074817600
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http://www.turningpoint.co.uk


SELF-HELP

British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
63 Jeddo Road
London
W12 9HQ
020 8735 0400 (Mon-Fri, 9.30-5.30pm)
http://www.acupuncture.org.uk

The British Wheel of Yoga for a list of instructors
01529 306851
http://www.bwy.org.uk

Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM)
Can-Mexxanine
32-36 Loman Street
London
SE1 0EH
020 7922 7980
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http://www.i-c-m.co.uk

The General Hypnotherapy Register
PO Box 204
Lymington
SO41 6WP
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http://www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com

The International Society of Professional Aromatherapists
http://www.the-ispa.org

Tai Chi UK Directory for the Healing Arts
020 7407 4775
http://www.taichi.uk.com

LOCAL SELF-HELP SUPPORT GROUPS

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

D.A.S.H BASSETLAW
Depression and Anxiety Self Help
A new support group for people in the Bassetlaw area living with any form of depression and anxiety.
Alternate Tuesdays
1:30-3:30
Bassetlaw Museum
Retford BN22 6LD
Alternate Tuesdays
1:30-3:30
Oasis Centre
Longfellows Drive
Worksop S81 ODE
For more information contact
01777709650
Dave Bacon
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EQUILIBRIAL
‘On my wave length’
Bi-Polar Disorder support group at
Address:
‘The Crossing’, Newcastle Street, Worksop
7pm-9pm Alternate Thursdays
Dave Bacon - Bassetlaw Self Help Link 01777709650

Website:  http://www.equilibrial.org.uk

HEALING LIFE’S TRAUMAS
A self-help support group set up to help people with Depression, panic attacks anxiety etc
7-9pm every Friday evening
Starts on February 5th 2010
Address:
Farndon Memorial Hall,
Marsh Lane,
Farndon,
Newark,
Nottinghamshire.

Website: http://www.healinglifestraumas.com

Rethink Respect Group
A group for anyone with experience of mental illness - whether service user, carer, family or friend.  The group’s aim is to provide a friendly, supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental environment for all.
1-3pm Every Thursday
Newark Baptist Church
1 Albert Street
Newark
Notts
NG24 4BJ
Contact:  Jane Fidler (Group Coordinator)
Tel:  07970 11 33 27
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Breakfast Club
1st Saturday of the month
10. 30 am at the Old Post Office Newark


LEICESTERSHIRE
STEPPING STONES
Support group for widows and widowers.  Meets once a month.
Oadby & Wigston
Call Sarah Lambrianou
0116 2810026- ext 25

NOTTINGHAM
Schizoid Affective Disorder Group
Meets once a month. 10.30 - 12.00am.
Call Lydia 07914791074
or Michael Osborne 07890 871769 or
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or Rachel Scott on 0115 945 5990

Broxtowe Day Services,
73 Middle Street
Beeston NG9 2AR

SURREY
Post Natal Depression Group
The Cedar House Support Group runs a weekly group at The Eashing Building, Eashing Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2LF , for women experiencing postnatal depression. It is held on Friday mornings from 9.45 to 11.45am, term time only.
The group provides a safe and supportive environment where mothers can get together with others who may be feeling similarly to themselves.
The group is facilitated by a very experienced postnatal depression counsellor, Liz Wise.
THE GROUP IS INFORMAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
A BABYSITTING FACILITY IS PROVIDED            
THE GROUP IS FREE BUT DONATIONS ARE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED
TO BOOK A PLACE OR FIND OUT MORE CONTACT LIZ WISE ON 07773 283556

 

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