Useful links and other sources of help

You may find these are useful links for help and support.

 

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Ask Kathleen – a BACP telephone helpline and email service to use if you have concerns about your counselling experience and wish to talk it through confidentially.

 

Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust have a website “Where do I go in a crisis?” with telephone/minicom numbers and further website links.

 

You can self-refer for NHS counselling with Kent and Medway Partnership Trust via IAPT.  Details are are available via their Psychological Therapies Service website.

 

The Mental Health and Money Advice service has various tools and resources designed to advise and guide you if you are experiencing issues with metal health and money.

 

The Samaritans are available on 116 123 (free to call) or by email.  See this link for full contact details.

 

If you are struggling with suicidal feelings you might be able to stay with Maytree.  Phone or email them first for an assessment (they are unable to take drop-ins).  Maytree does not charge for stays and can also offer support to people who are worried about family members who are at risk of suicide.

 

Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse.  They can be contacted by email or on their freephone number, details are here.

 

The Mankind Initiative has a confidential helpline which offers support and advice to male victims of domestic abuse.  There is also support available from the Men’s Advice Line which can be contacted by phone or email.

 

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free and fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence.  You can contact them via their website or on 0800 970 2070.

 

Daughters of Eve is a non-profit group for the protection of girls and young women who are at risk from or who have survive Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  They offer guidance and support, and well as signposting to other resources and groups who can help.

 

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity working to prevent male suicide.  Contact details for the helpline and web chat are here (both open 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year), along with links to resources for a variety of issues.

 

Arthritis Research UK have lots of information on a variety of medical conditions and can direct you to sources of help.  They publish a large number of leaflets, which you may also be able to get free from your doctor.

 

Mind are a mental health charity who can provide advice, information and support.

 

This site has information about common mental health conditions and links to and contact information for a number of organisations who can help.

 

Active Listener have counsellors available in Tunbridge Wells.

 

If you are interested in mindfulness, the Mindful website has various resources to help you learn more.