Useful sources of information and advice about mental health issues and counselling
Mind - the leading national organisation for mental health, it has many local branches which provide a wide range of free services.
Mind information line 0300 123 3393
For Bexley residents: www.mindinbexley.org.uk
Telephone: 0208 303 5816/0208 303 8932
SANE - provides information and support for those with mental health issues.
Royal College of Psychiatrists - provides factsheets on a range of disorders and issues in mental health.
Click on mental health info
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – information about counselling and finding a counsellor.
Samaritans – a listening service for those who need to talk to someone about their emotional difficulties, including suicidal thoughts. It is staffed by volunteers.
08457 90 90 90
Relate – provides counselling for couples and individuals. There is a fee for all Relate
0300 100 1234
Cruse – provides bereavement counselling, often in your own home.
Family Matters – counselling for children and adult survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Based in Kent, Surrey and South East London.
Depression Alliance – information and local support groups.
0845 123 23 20
Bipolar UK (previously known as the Manic Depression Fellowship) – information and local support groups.
0207 931 6480