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Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. Textcare: comfort and care via text onilne, sent when the person needs it most: www. Peer support forum: www.
A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups.
SMART Recovery UK face-to-face and online groups help people decide whether they have a problem with alcohol and drugs, build onine their motivation to change, and offer a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery. Information: While you wait for your assessment or therapy to start, you can access expert advice and practical tips on the Every Mind Matters website.
Who can have talking therapies on the NHS? If your first language is not English, talking therapies can be delivered in your chosen language through multi-lingual therapists or confidential translators.
Young people You somone to be aged 18 or over. Some services offer treatment for young people aged 16 and 17, but you need to check this with individual services.
Children and young people who are not able to access adult talking therapies can get support with mental and emotional problems from their local children and young people's mental health service CYPMHS. You can also check our latest advice on tzlk health for parents and carersand for young people.
Pregnant women and new mothers Pregnant women and new mothers who experience anxiety and depression can also access NHS psychological therapies services. Talk to your midwife, healthcare worker or GP about your mental problemx, or you can refer yourself to an NHS psychological therapies service online.
Talking le to a catharsis, which means a feeling of relief. The charged feelings within us become less charged.
Nothing has changed that caused the suffering in our lives, but talking has drained off some of the pain and this brings relief. I did nothing but listen. Listening gives people an opportunity to tell their story, and, in the telling, they find relief and a quieting of their emotions. I have many stories of how people benefit from talking, but the story that follows is one I will never forget.
Years ago, a woman in her late 40s arrived in my office. She related that after a prolonged illness with cancer, her year-old son died.
I could see the despair and grief she abotu feeling. For the next two months, this mother arrived for her appointment each week. She started her story with her pregnancy and took me a step at a time through the life of her son.
I listened. My eyes were focused on her and her feelings became my feelings. At times I smiled with her and at times my eyes, like her eyes, were filled with tears. When our last session ended, she stood up, grabbed my hand and thanked me for helping her.