If you do not feel the need, or ready, to talk to a counsellor but would nevertheless welcome some support, the following resources may be useful.
- General Self – Help resources
Northumbria University have produced an excellent range of self-help resources (leaflets, audio and video) for general issues such as anxiety/panic, bereavement, managing anger and sleep problems.
There is also a wide range of resources to download here on everything from bearing uncertainty, to coping with loss.
Mindfulness can be an effective way to help manage living with chronic health conditions/cancer, as well as difficult emotions. There is more about that here.
- If you are worried about someone, or thinking of ending your own life:
Samaritans – a listening service for anyone in crisis, suicidal, or feeling very alone
Call 116 123
Papyrus – for people under 35
Call 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm
Text 07786 209697
The Silver Line – for older people
Call 0800 4 70 80 90
- SmartPhone Apps
Headspace daily mindfulness techniques
Buddhify – short mindfulness exercises for help with pain, insomnia, worry etc
SAM self-help techniques for anxiety, panic and worry – nb white cloud, blue background
UNTire – techniques for managing energy
- For partners and carers
Carers UK A national charity providing information and support for carers (0808 808 7777)
The Carers Trust is another charity that supports carers, including Young Carers, and an online chat forum. They also have regional groups and partners.
Relate has a range of resources for common relationship problems, including managing health problems. It also has a list of trained therapists by locations.
COSRT also provides realtsionships advice and resources, and a ‘find a therapist’ search engine by location.