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Find your local therapists by postcode via BACP
Below you’ll find information on how to find the right therapist for you, but also organisations that offer a place to stay and recover:
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|wdt_ID||Organisation or Charity||Overview||Target||Services||Location for Individual Support||Costs||Website||Contact||How it works / What to expect||Additional services / comments||How/When would you think this charity would be useful?|
|1||BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
|BACP helps you find a therapist via http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/ This organisation also supports counsellors and help them better serve their clients.||Individuals, Therapists||Therapy||Several locations based on your postcode.||Each counsellor shows a cost on their profile once you click on one.||Telephone: 01455 883 300
Email: [email protected]
|Individuals: Click on the “find a therapist” page via http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/ – put in your postcode and the issue you require help with (depression, bereavement etc) and a list of counsellors come up close to you with their profile. Therapists: They provide resources made available to its members to help them develop and maintain competent practice. There are three key areas of support: older people (improving lives of older people), Children (early intervention), 4nations (how they can better serve counsellors across UK). “Counselling changes lives” is their main notion.||Additionally, there is an 'Ask Kathleen’ service that provides guidance on a therapist you have or just general therapy. It is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Telephone – call 01455 883300 and select option 3; or Email [email protected]
||Individuals that want access to a councillor in their area quickly. Or someone wanting to train to help others.|
|A “sanctuary for the suicidal”. Suicide prevention charity offering respite to sufferers. Support is offered in various forms: a place to stay, 24hr 365 days support on the phone and via email. Majority of staff are volunteers.||Individuals||Therapy, Helpline||Finsbury Park, North London||No Costs||Telephone: 0207 263 7070
Email: [email protected]
|After initial contact via phone/email, there is an assessment (local visit or via phone). Then you may be offered a place to stay if required, with lots of one-to-one support offered throughout one’s stay. There is no charge but the stay is limited to a one-off 4 night stay. No doctor referral required. There is no “professional counselling” but instead the volunteers may well be counsellors or had training but the aim is to befriend others, and trust others in sharing each other’s stories.||Calm and safe environment in which to discuss feelings with the opportunity to have one-to-one sessions with staff/volunteers trained to help. Freshly made food is provided by the volunteers. People interact, go for walks, write, paint etc||For those contemplating suicide for a variety of different reasons; bereavement being one of the key triggers from research and other mental health issues. Essentially this charity attempts to fill the void between telephone helplines and hospital admission.|
|Advice and support to anyone experiencing mental health issues as well as campaigning to improve services/raise awareness. Local Mind provides local in-person support; search by postcode: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/local-minds/
||Individuals, Families||Therapy, Helpline, Legal||Several locations based on your postcode.||No Costs||Mind’s Infoline is open from 9am–6pm weekdays. You can contact their Infoline on
Telephone: 0800 123 3393
Email: [email protected].
ADD: LEGAL LINE INFO
|Offer phone/web based support nationally. Local Minds support over 390,000 people across England and Wales (140 of them). Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. You can also call their info line for general support/information, as well as their legal line.||Tips on how to support others. Offer a full list of issues, with each one offering various support services e.g. for feeling suicidal, they have the Samaritans help-line. Options for telephone support. “I need urgent help now” https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/?ctaId=/need-urgent-help/using-this-tool/slices/using-this-tool/ . A to Z of Mental Health issues is very useful: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/
||Particularly for friends/family of sufferers as there is a wealth of info to help, as well as help around legal issues. Local drop-in centres also very helpful.|
|Provides care homes and 24hr supported housing schemes provide round the clock support for individuals in safe, recovery focussed environments, often as a step down from a stay in hospital or as an alternative to being admitted to hospital. Also provides supported living, job search assistance, and community based help.||Individuals||Residential recovery, Supported living, criminal justice services, advocacy||Several locations based on your postcode.||No Cost||https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/our-range-of-support/||https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/find-a-service/||Our care homes and 24hr supported housing schemes provide round the clock support for individuals in safe, recovery focussed environments. Our crisis services provide short term, community-based interventions for people to re-establish control over their situation and to develop coping strategies to prevent relapses. Our employment support services help people return to paid employment, voluntary work or training and to stay in work. We provide supported housing as a registered social landlord with staff available to help people develop their independent living skills. Our floating support services provide similar help in people’s own homes, supporting individuals to manage their tenancies, maintain domestic routines and play an active part in their community. We provide community-based support on a group or individual basis to help people access social networks and peer support, and engage in everyday mainstream opportunities. A lot of our schemes now feature peer support as a core element.|
|8||Together for Mental Wellbeing
|Provides places to live to recovery from mental distress. Offers a range of accommodation based support to cater to different needs. This includes 24-hour CQC-registered residential services and supported accommodation.Also provides Criminal Justice Mental Health services and Advocacy.||Individuals||Supported living, criminal justice services, advocacy||Several locations based on your postcode.||No Cost||http://www.together-uk.org/||http://www.together-uk.org/service-finder/||•Your Way, our model of personalised community support, provides individually-tailored support that lets people lead their own journey to better wellbeing.
•Having a suitable place to live is central to recovery from mental distress. We offer a range of accommodation based support to cater to different needs. This includes 24-hour CQC-registered residential services and supported accommodation.
•We provide Criminal Justice Mental Health services by working with legal agencies such as the courts and probation services to make sure people with mental health problems are appropriately supported within the criminal justice system.
•Through our Advocacy work, we represent people with mental health problems to their communities and to specialist and secure hospitals.
|9||Mental Health Concern
|Provides a wide range of clinician-led specialist mental health services, which are predominantly commissioned by the NHS and local authorities.||Individuals||Rehabilitation, Residential||North East UK||No cost||http://www.mentalhealthconcern.org/||Telephone: 0191 217 0377
General enquiries: [email protected]
|10||Rethink Mental Illness
|Rethink have over 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England. From psychological therapies and Crisis and Recovery Houses to peer support groups and housing services, we directly help thousands of people every year across England.||Individuals, Families||Helpline||Several locations based on your postcode.||No Costs||https://www.rethink.org/services-groups||Telephone: 0300 5000 927; Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays|