Clients in Distress
If you feel that you are in distress, for example if you feel at risk of harming yourself or others, then I would urge you to contact any of the following organisations who are able to offer support outside therapy sessions:
Samaritans (116 123)
0161 236 8000 or 0845 790 90 90 (24 hours a day, free to call
If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
0845 767 8000 (1pm to 11pm every day)
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
0300 5000 927 (10am-2pm Monday to Friday)
The Sanctuary (0300 003 7029)
Operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year, for people who are struggling to cope – experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks or in crisis.
Please immediately contact your GP if you are beginning to feel unsafe and at risk of suicide, or is an emergency please call 112 (in the UK) or direct them to go to their nearest Accident & Emergency room.
Alternatively, if you feel unsafe, or if in crisis, please immediately attend your nearest Accident and Emergency and ask for a crisis mental health assessment.
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Depression Alliance is a charity for people with depression. It doesn’t have a helpline, but offers a wide range of useful resources and links to other relevant information. http://www.depressionalliance.org/
Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts. Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying. http://studentsagainstdepression.org/
B-eat (Beat Eating Disorders) Dedicated eating disorder charity: Helpline: 0808 801 0677.
Youthline: 0808 801 0711.
National Centre for Eating Disorders Helpline: 0845 838 2040 eating-disorders.org.uk
SEED (an eating disorder support service) Helpline: 01482 718130.
The Mix Provides essential support for the under 25s. Helpline: 0808 808 4994.
Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill.