This list of links to websites, books & blogs is intended to help you understand yourself & others better so that you can navigate life’s challenges and continue to grow.
Little Blue Book of Sunhine provides lots of explains some of the things you can do right now to feel better, or who to turn to if things feel too much. Download by clicking HERE
Advice and Information
Careers Advice Learndirect is a nationally recognised brand for learning
Citizens Advice Bureau helps people resolve legal, money & other problems by providing free information & advice
Community Legal Service Free, confidential and independent legal advice
Direct.gov Provides information & access to forms on topics such as money, tax, benefits, motoring, education, employment, health and wellbeing, crime and transport.
National Debt Helpline Provides free, confidential & independent advice on how to deal with debt problems
MyGrants.co.uk provides a guide to the benefits and grants that older people may be entitled to.
Al-Anon Family Groups provide understanding, strength & hope to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Bully on Line Advice & information on workplace, school and family bullying.
No More Panic This site provides information for sufferers & carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Flying without Fear A site dedicated to helping you find the quickest and lasting way to overcome your fear of flying
Autscape A charity run by adults with autism. They organise an annual 3 day conference and have a chatlist so people can get talking to each other before they attend
National Autistic Society provides lots of information, resources and support for individuals, family members and professionals
Ambitious about Autism 020 8815 5444
ADDISS UK Attention Deficit Disorder Information & Support Service Helpline 020 8952 2800
Black, Minority and Ethnic Groups
Asian Family Counselling Service Confidential counselling service for individuals, couples and families of Asian communities
NAFSIYAT Psychotherapy for clients from diverse backgrounds
Living Life to the Full An on line life skills course with modules that include; understanding why we feel the way we do, helpful and unhelpful thoughts and anxiety control.
Depression Alliance This web site contains information about the symptoms and treatment of depression
Beat Information on all aspects of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating & related eating disorders.
National Centre for Eating Disorders An organisation set up to provide solutions for all eating problems, compulsive or “binge” eating, failed or “yo-yo” dieting, bulimia and anorexia.
Online gamers anonymous is a fellowship of people sharing their experiences
Health Related Issues
Healthcare in Berkshire provides details of all hospitals, walk in centres, out of hours clinics in Berkshire
Patient.UK Comprehensive, free, up-to-date health information
Cancer Counselling Trust Provides a free specialist counselling service for anyone impacted by cancer across the UK
Age Concern The UK’s largest organisation working with older people
Terence Higgins Trust The largest HIV and AIDS charity in the UK
Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual
Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people.
PACE Promoting lesbian and gay health and well being and offering low cost counselling
Pink Therapy A London based counselling practise working with sexual minority clients
Local Counselling Centres
ARC Information & Counselling Service Based in Wokingham, offering free counselling (evening sessions available)
Berkshire Counselling Centre Based in Wokingham, providing counselling to the community
Talking Therapies East Berkshire NHS funded counselling.
Relationships & Sexuality
Esther Perel has some fantastic blogs about being in love & having a fulfilling sex life
OMGYes.com is a hands-on, modern exploration website for women, based on research and using new touchscreen simulations so you can try it all yourself.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support.
Domestic Violence Resource UK & International links, also US domestic violence handbook
Women’s Aid The national domestic violence charity that helps over 320,000 women and children every year.
Mind The leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
Mental Health Foundation A leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems.
SANE Provides information and emotional support to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers.
Samaritans are always ready to listen to anyone who needs to talk. Call 116 123
Mobile phone dependency
Article exploring the compulsion to check mobile phone
Porn or Sex Addiction
Paula Hall and Associates run groups, Skype sessions and training courses for people struggling with sex and porn addiction and their partners.
BOOK Porn Nation by Michael Leahy. Pornograpy and sex-related sites make up nearly 60 percent of daily web traffic
Professional Therapy Organisations
UK Therapy provides information about various types of therapy, training events and therapy related articles
Stressbusting Provides lots of tips, techniques and suggestions for managing stress
Assist is a registered charity dedicated to offering emotional & practical support to individuals & families affected by trauma.
Cruse Bereavement Care Offers a counselling service and practical advice after bereavement
Life Works Life Works helps people overcome addictions, compulsive behaviour and mental health issues
Kooth online realtime chat to counsellors, support from other young people via forums
Appyness App score your mood daily, top tips and signposting to local organisations
Childline Free helpline for children and young people
Daisy’s Dream Daisy’s dream offers advice and support for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have been bereaved as well as their families.
Youth Line Free and confidential counselling for young people in and around Bracknell, aged 8 to 25 years. Individuals can self-refer or appointments can be arranged by parents.
Young Minds YoungMinds is committed to improving the mental health and emotional well being of all children and young people.
RD4U a website designed for by young people. It supports people after the death of someone close.
Your Life, Your Future Booklet for young people on being in care and leaving care, what you should expect.