Resources

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.

Emotional Health

 TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, tech & creativity

 

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.

Alcohol Abuse

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.

Anti bullying

Bully on Line Advice & information on workplace, school and family bullying.

Anxiety

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

Autism

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

Depression

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

Eating disorders

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.

Excessive Gaming

Online gamers anonymous is a fellowship of people sharing their experiences

Health Related Issues

 Is the online front door to the NHS, comprehensive health information with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health & lifestyle. Click HERE

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.

Mental Health

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

Moment App tracks how much you use iPhone each day, you can set limits to reduce usage.

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

FILMS  “Thanks for Sharing”  and Shame

Professional Therapy Organisations

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Psychological Society (BPS)

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

UK Therapy provides information about various types of therapy, training events and therapy related articles

Stress

Stressbusting Provides lots of tips, techniques and suggestions for managing stress

Trauma

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

Young People

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.