Useful Links

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is the UK’s professional membership association for counsellors and psychotherapists – www.bacp.co.uk

The British Association of Play Therapists is the professional association for Play Therapy in the UK – www.bapt.info

For further information about EFT visit www.emofree.com

Pets as Therapy (PAT) is a national charity founded in 1983. It is unique in that it provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues by volunteers with their own friendly, temperament tested and vaccinated dogs and cats – www.petsastherapy.org

Mind offers supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, counselling, befriending, advocacy, employment and training schemes, and other services – www.mind.org.uk

Victim Support is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. They provide free and confidential support and information to help you deal with your experience – www.victimsupport.org.uk

ChildLine is the free and confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call their helpline on 0800 1111…
www.childline.org.uk

If you need child abuse advice, or sexual abuse support, or parenting advice the NSPCC can help you – www.nspcc.org.uk

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice – www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Rape Crisis’ website aims to provide the basic information that survivors of sexual violence, friends and family need to access the services they need – www.rapecrisis.org.uk

The Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide – www.samaritans.org.uk

Cruse is a National charity set up to offer free, confidential help to bereaved people – www.cruse.org.uk

Adsis offers free and confidential information, advice and therapeutic support to anyone affected by their own or someone else’s drinking or misuse of other substances – www.adsis.org.uk

Young Minds is a charity working to promote the mental health and well-being of children and young people – www.youngminds.org.uk

Kidscape is a UK charity established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse – www.kidscape.co.uk

fmcsFamily Mediation Centre (Staffordshire) are regional experts in family mediation  – an alternative and confidential way of resolving disputes concerning children, finances and property matters.  FMCS also undertake civil mediations – (neighbourhood/workplace/inheritance/boundary disputes etc). You can  ring them for an informal chat  – www.familymediationcentrestaffs.co.uk