Links

 

 

07827 505566

lynn@cardiffcounsellingservices.co.uk

 

Helplines

 

Alcoholics Anonymous | www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 

British Pregnancy Advisory Service | www.bpas.org

 

Help the Aged | www.helptheaged.org.uk

 

Redundancy Help | www.redundancyhelp.co.uk

 

Samaritans | www.samaritans.org | 116 123 (freephone)

 

SANE | www.sane.org.uk

0845 767 8000 open from 1pm to 11pm every day

Abuse

 

Domestic Violence

 

The Hide Out | www.thehideout.org.uk

Women's Aid website to help young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to them.

 

Welsh Women's Aid | www.welshwomensaid.org.uk

helpline: 0808 80 10 800

 

 

Rape and Sexual Abuse

 

The Survivors Trust | www.thesurvivorstrust.org

UK network of support organisations for survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Offers extensive information resources plus details of your local specialist support.

 

Rape Crisis | www.rapecrisis.org.uk

National Freephone helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12–12.30 pm, 7pm–9.30pm every day, plus 3pm–5.30pm weekdays.

Lists local organisations throughout England and Wales with contact details, services offered and opening times. Services are available to women who have been sexually abused at any time in their lives.

 

Survivors UK | www.survivorsuk.org | 020 3598 3898

Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10.30am to 9pm, Sat to Sun: 10am to 6pm. Support for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Also provides webchat, face-to-face counselling and support groups in the London area.

 

Addiction

 

12 Step Treatment Centres | www.12steptreatmentcentres.com

‘Offering care for drug addiction/alcoholism or any addiction related problems’

 

Adfam | www.adfam.org.uk

A national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work.

Tel: 020 7928 8898

 

Overcoming Addiction |www.helpguide.org/home-pages/addiction.htm

Extensive information on alcoholism and other addictions

Anxiety

 

Anxiety and Panic attacks | Free online CBT | www.livinglifetothefull.com

 

Anxiety Disorder Treatment | www.anxietycure.org

‘Anxiety disorders have a high impact on our daily life. On this site you can learn how to handle anxiety and ultimately cure it’

 

No More Panic | www.nomorepanic.co.uk

Provides information, support and advice for those with panic disorder, anxiety, phobias and OCD, including a forum and chat room.

Bereavement

 

Cruse | www.cruse.org.uk | 0808 808 1677

Advice to anyone who has been affected by a death, including bereaved military families.

 

National Association of Widows | www.nawidows.org.uk

‘A national charity offering support and friendship to widows and women who have lost their partners through bereavement’

Bipolar Disorder

 

Bipolar & Creativity | www.moodchanges.co.uk

The personal story of an artist, manic depression and his art

 

Bullying

 

Bully-Off | www.bully-off.co.uk

‘A complete guide to stamping out bullying’

 

Bullying Online | www.bullying.co.uk

Help and advice for parents & pupils in dealing with school bullying.

 

Bullying Project | www.bullying.org

Children and Young People

 

Raisingkids.co.uk | www.raisingkids.co.uk

Provides free information and advice to parents.

 

TheSite.org | www.thesite.org

A one-stop advice and information website where 16-24 year-olds can find support and guidance on a range of issues

 

Youth Access | www.youthaccess.org.uk

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice, counselling and support services.

 

Depression

 

Depression Treatment Guide | www.depression-treatment-guide.com

 

Big White Wall | www.bigwhitewall.com

Online community for adults experiencing emotional or psychological distress. It is free to use in many areas if you live in the UK, if you're a student or if you have a referral from your GP.

 

Depression UK | www.depressionuk.org

A self-help organisation made up of individuals and local groups.

 

Learning to live with depression | www.kpchr.org

” A self-guided method for learning skills to overcome depression”

 

Mummy’s Blue | www.mummysblue.co.uk

A website offering support and advice for those suffering with post-natal depression.

 

Eating Disorders

 

Eating Disorder Hope | www.eatingdisorderhope.com

This site promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Our mission is to foster appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause.

 

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center |www.edreferral.com

An international eating disorder referral organisation.

 

LGBTQ

 

Pink Therapy | www.pinktherapy.com

The UK’s leading private therapy organisation specialising in working with sexual minority clients’

 

Stonewall | www.stonewall.org.uk | 08000 50 20 20

Campaigns to achieve equality and justice for LGBTQ people.

 

Mental Health

 

Mental Health Matters | www.mentalhealthmatters.com

 

Mind | www.mind.org.uk

 

PsychHelp – Mental Health Support Group | groups.msn.com

 

PTSD

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD | www.ptsdinfo.org

The Gateway to PTSD Information is a gateway to four nonprofit sites that offer (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD) information and resources. Four national and international organizations are here to help, with articles, references, web-links, mini-courses, 800 phone access and pen-pal resources.

 

Work Related Issues

 

Work Relationships | www.workrelationships.co.uk

How should we deal with pushy colleagues, arrogant managers and timid employees? This site offers great advice on what to do in any situation