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Resources and links to free services

As much as I'd love to be the right counsellor for everyone, I understand that you may still be unsure about whether you would like counselling with me, or it may simply be out of budget, so I just wanted to share below some resources and links to some free services you may find useful in the meantime!

General mental health: 

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Helpline: 116 123

The Samaritans are a really useful general helpline open 24 hrs a day. You can call them if you're in a crisis or if you're struggling with something smaller, whatever it is they're happy to listen! 

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Infoline: 0300 123 3393

Mind are an online resource with lots of useful information on a wide range of mental health problems, with tips for coping and information on how to find local support near you. 


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Get Self Help is a fantastic website with lots of different resources and worksheets to hep you with your mental health. These are based on CBT and can help with things like anxiety, depression and anger. We might try some of these in sessions together if you would find it helpful. 

Chronic pain and disability

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Helpline: 0300 123 0789

Pain Concern are a charity that helps support people living with chronic pain. They provide a helpline, self help resources and a community forum where you can connect with other people with chronic pain and support each other. 


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The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a movement that helps people with invisible disabilities. Lots of different organisations recognise the sunflower scheme, so if you discreetly wear the lanyard when out and about others will be more likely to ask if you need assistance. See their website for more information. 


Bereavement and Grief

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Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Cruse have a range of bereavement support services, including counselling, support groups, advice on managing grief and a helpline open at various times throughout the week: 

   Monday: 9:30am-5pm

   Tuesday: 9:30am-8pm

   Wednesday: 9:30am-8pm

   Thursday: 9:30am-8pm

   Friday: 9:30am-5pm

   Weekends: 10am-2pm.

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