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Support group links

support groups

Additionally, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call them on the phone: 116 123

The team from provide information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problems, where to get help and medication and alternative treatments. They will look for details of help and support in your own area. The lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays): 0300 123 3393

Other Useful organisations and services:

ASSIST (Assistance Support and Self Help in Surviving Trauma)

11 Albert Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2QE

helpline: 01788 560 800 tel. 01788 551 919



Support, understanding and therapy for people experiencing PTSD, families and carers

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Victoria Buildings, 9-13 Silver St, Bury BL9 OEU

tel. 0161 797 4484 web:


Promotes the development of the theory and practice of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies. Can provide details of accredited therapists. Full directory of psychotherapists available online


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

15 St John’s Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4HB

tel. 01455 883 316 (to find a suitable therapist)

minicom: 01455 550 307 web:

For details of practitioners in your area


Combat Stress (Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society)

Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead KT22 0BX

tel. 01372 841 600 web:

For members of all ranks of the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy. Three treatment centres available


Cruse Bereavement Care

PO BOX 800, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1RG

helpline: 0844 477 9400 tel. 020 8940 1671


For all those who have been bereaved


The Compassionate Friends

53 North Street, Bristol BS3 1EN

helpline: 0845 123 2304 web:

For bereaved parents and their families


Counselling and Psychology Today Directories

Counselling Directory:

Psychology Today:

Both directories provide a huge support network of therapists, enabling users to find a therapist close to them and appropriate for their needs. PTSD sufferers can find a range a information from articles written by professionals, local events, multiple information pages and more.


First Person Plural

PO Box 2537, Wolverhampton WV4 4ZL



Survivor-led organisation for abuse survivors with dissociative stress


PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution is a charity that helps Veterans, Reservists and Families who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of trauma suffered during service in the armed forces.


Traumatic Stress Service

Maudsley Hospital, 99 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ

tel. 020 3228 2969

National referral centre (usually via Community Mental Health Teams). Offers rapid assessment to people suffering from PTSD, or related problems


Victim Support

Hallam House, 56-60 Halllam St, London W1W 6JL

Helpline: 0845 303 0900

Independent charity providing free confidential support to victims of crime

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