Charities and Self Help

There are a number of charities and organisations who work to help people with certain difficulties. The charities listed here are a selection that have information on certain difficulties or aspects of mental health. Not all offer counselling and the range of services and help they have may differ but sometimes a website and some basic information is a good place to start.

Sometimes just knowing you are not the only person facing a difficulty can be helpful.

CRUSE – Bereavement Care
A membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public.
Link to Cruse Bereavement Care Website
BEAT – Beat eating Disorders
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
Link to B-eat beating eating disorders website
MIND – for Better Mental Health
Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. MIND campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Link to Mind Website
RELATE – the Relationship People
Centres and licensed counsellors based across the UK offering face-to-face counselling and workshops. Relate also provides phone, email and live chat online counselling.
Link to Relate website
Mermaids – Gender Diversity
Mermaids works to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. They campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.
Link to Mermaids website