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Self help

Here you can find information, resources and details of organisations that offer support for specific concerns. You may find information here on bereavement, anxiety and other mental health and wellbeing concerns.

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Abuse or assault


  • The Havens  

    The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Phone: 020 3299 6900


  • London Survivors Gateway  

    The London Survivors Gateway offers victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse help to access specialist services in London. Their site has a directory of support services in London.


  • Survivors UK  

    Survivors UK supports male survivors of rape and sexual assault. Phone: 020 3598 3898


  • One in Four  

    One in Four supports people who have experienced child sexual abuse and trauma.

Addiction


  • Addiction Advocates  

    Addiction Advocates have produced a pdf guide to student substance misuse.


  • Alcoholics Anonymous  

    AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics. Helpline: 0800 9177 650


  • Al-Anon  

    Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire is there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking. Helpline: 0800 0086 811


  • Frank  

    Friendly, confidential drugs advice with drugs A – Z and online chat daily 2 to 6pm.

Anxiety


  • Anxiety UK  

    Anxiety UK work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression.


  • Centre for Clinical Interventions  

    CCI has various CBT self help resources for addressing anxiety concerns.


  • No Panic  

    No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers.


  • Royal College of Psychiatrists  

    Information on anxiety, panic and phobias.

Bereavement


  • CCIWBS  

    Bereavement counselling service for Camden, City, Islington and Westminster residents. May offer support to residents of other boroughs for a fee.


  • Cruse Bereavement Care  

    Cruse offer support, advice and information when someone dies. Includes information on bereavement counselling services.


  • The Good Grief Trust  

    Information and support for the bereaved.


  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS)  

    SoBS exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide. National Helpline: 0300 111 5065 - 9am-9pm Monday to Friday.

Domestic violence


  • Galop  

    LGBT+ anti violence charity supports those who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.


  • Respect UK  

    Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships.


  • Solace Women's Aid  

    Free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by abuse and violence.


  • Women and Girls Network  

    Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a free, women-only service that supports women in London who have experienced violence, or are at risk of violence.

Eating disorders


  • Beat  

    Beat is a charity that aims to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.


  • CCI - disordered eating  

    CCI has some informative workbooks and information sheets on disordered eating, with a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach.


  • FREED  

    FREED is First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders. It is a service for 16 to 25-year-olds who have had an eating disorder for three years or less.

Ethnicity


  • Black Minds Matter UK  

    Black Minds Matter is providing black people in the UK with FREE therapy with professional black therapists. You can select a therapist from their website based on your needs, arrange a session and they will cover the cost.


  • Chinese International Students Wellbeing Centre  

    CISC are committed to providing a full spectrum of support to Chinese international students who are living in the UK and to provide them with emotional wellbeing support that will help the Chinese international students community in the cultural adaptation process and achieve their academic goals and personal aims.


  • Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre  

    Nafsiyat offers free short-term intercultural therapy to people from diverse backgrounds who live in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey. They also have a paying service for residents of other boroughs.


  • Shades of Noir  

    Shades of Noir are a global community of academics and creative practitioners who champion social-justice pedagogy and develop practices which centre the voices of the marginalised in the arts, culture and Higher Education for equality, cultural capital and the acknowledgement of those who came before. They can support people of colour through a variety of activities including safe crits.

LGBTQ+


  • Albany Trust  

    Albany Trust Charity is one of the few specialist counselling and psychotherapy services based within South London, that provides high quality professional support around gender, sexuality and relationship issues.


  • ELOP  

    ELOP is a holistic lesbian and gay centre that offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities. Core services include counselling and young people’s services.


  • Gendered Intelligence  

    A charity specialising in raising awareness of gender diversity. Offers support to young trans people.


  • London Friend  

    London Friend support the health and mental well-being of the LGBT community in and around London.

Mental health


  • Centre for Clinical Interventions  

    The Centre for Clinical Interventions provides a variety of online information sheets and workbooks on mental health. Issues covered include anxiety, depression, perfectionism and social anxiety along with many others.


  • Every Mind Matters  

    This is an NHS led initiative to support good mental health. It includes a quiz to help you develop a personalised plan to support good mental health.


  • Good Thinking  

    Good Thinking can help you access over 120 online resources for supporting good mental health. Available to London residents.


  • NHS Mental Health Apps Library  

    A directory of apps recommended by the NHS for mental health concerns such as self-harming, anxiety, depression and suicide prevention.

Suicide prevention


  • Body and Soul  

    Body and Soul offers the 'You are not alone' 20 week DBT programme for people aged 16 to 30 who have attempted suicide.


  • The Listening Place  

    The Listening Place offers face to face support for those who feel that life is no longer worth living.


  • Maytree  

    Maytree offers a sanctuary for the suicidal. Maytree aims to alleviate suffering and help people in suicidal crisis to re-engage with life and to restore hope.


  • Papyrus  

    Papyrus is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They run a helpline for young people under 35 who are having suicidal thoughts or feelings. Helpline: 0800 068 4141