We know it’s not always easy to ask for help, especially when it comes to your mental well-being. So we’re making it easier to find that help with a range of potential services covering:
- Telephone counselling
- Finding a counsellor near you
- Face-to-face counselling grant
- Online counselling
- Signpost to specialist support
Our telephone befriending service provides a regular, friendly chat about life, mechanical engineering and/or topical issues of the day. Please contact the Support Network office for more information about participating in this service either as a volunteer befriender or as a recipient.
You can access free telephone counselling through our partner providers by calling Tel +44 (0) 1275 376029.
Finding a counsellor near you
Many people would prefer to speak to somebody face-to-face, but don’t know how to find that somebody. Use the Counselling Directory website
to see who is available in your postcode area, and what their expertise is.
Face-to-face counselling grant
Many people find the cost of using a counsellor a barrier to obtaining help, especially if NHS provision is unsuitable. If you need help with meeting the costs of counselling, we may be able to help. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us on Tel +44 (0)20 7304 6816.
If you would prefer not to talk to someone directly, online counselling may be more appropriate for your needs. You can access this through the Association of Counselling and Therapy
Signpost to specialist support
Sometimes you and other members need specialist and/or condition-specific support. We have previously worked with specialist agencies in respect of autism, dyslexia, post-natal depression. Please contact the Support Network office for more information about using these, or any other specialist services.