If you are in emergency need, please ring your emergency services
The Shaw Mind Foundation shawmindfoundation.org
“Supporting children, adults and families for better mental health”
“IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.”
“We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.”
A UK service with useful online information on a range of mental health topics.
Help Guide helpguide.org
“Trusted guide to mental & emotional health.”
Anxiety & Depression Association adaa.org
“The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders.”
International Association for Suicide Prevention iasp.info
“The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to: preventing suicidal behaviour, alleviating its effects, and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.”
Befrienders Worldwide befrienders.org
“Befrienders Worldwide is a dynamic and expanding global network of 349 emotional support centres in 32 countries, spanning 5 continents. These centres are staffed by more than 25,000 volunteers who provide vital support to an estimated 7 million service users each year. Befrienders Worldwide centres provide an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard. This is via telephone helplines, SMS messaging, face to face, internet chat, outreach and local partnerships.”
Project Semicolon projectsemicolon.com
“Project Semicolon is an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can save lives.”
Live Through This livethroughthis.org
Living with Suicide (Bristol Zine Project) bristolzineproject.wordpress.com
“There is not much space to talk about suicide in our society; not only are suicidal feelings stigmatised, but suicide attempts and life after an attempt rarely gets a voice. Living With Suicide is a beautiful collection of stories from survivors of suicide attempts and people living with suicidal thoughts/feelings across the world. It hopes to offer solace to those experiencing similar things, and offer insight into what it is like to live through an attempt or live with suicidal thoughts/feelings.”
Recovery Warriors recoverywarriors.com
“We’re dedicated to boosting the emotional intelligence and resilience of people struggling with depression, anxiety and eating disorders.”
Be Nourished benourished.org
“In 2005, Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD started facilitating groups to help women let go of food/weight obsession. Realizing they shared a similar approach and philosophy regarding food, weight, body image and health, the two decided to merge their practices to create a partnership that would offer a revolutionary approach that is deeply nourishing and counter to conventional institutional paradigms. Be Nourished is founded on the idea that we are all born with remarkable instincts to love and care for our bodies. We believe Body Trust® is a birthright. Our passion is helping people lose the weight of body shame to create the change they seek from a deeper place.”
To Write Love On Her Arms twloha.com
“To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.”
Therapy for Black Girls Podcast therapyforblackgirls.com/podcast
“The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.”
Redefine Enough redefineenough.com
“The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine is a pioneer and leader in the field of mind-body-spirit medicine. As a provider of continuing education for health and mental health care professionals for over 20 years, NICABM is at the forefront of developing and delivering programs with “take home” ideas, immediately adaptable for practitioners to use with their patients.”
*Please note some of these services may have online support or information people in other countries may find useful. Trauma & Co. is an international project first created in England. We are continuously updating these pages and hope to increase our international resources as we move forward. If you have relevant, useful resource links for us to review please contact us.
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Last updated 2017 – please let us know if you have more up to date information.