How to cope with anger

Explains anger, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. Also includes advice for friends and family.

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Useful contacts

Who else could help?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
0800 9177 650
alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Peer-lead support programme following 12 steps to support you to stop drinking.

Beat
adult helpline: 0808 801 0677
youthline: 0808 801 0711
b-eat.co.uk
Offers information on eating disorders and runs a supportive online community. Also provides a directory of support services at helpfinder.b-eat.co.uk

British Association of Anger Management
0345 1300 286 angermanage.co.uk
Information about anger management including workshop listings.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
01455 883300
bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists
Information and details of accredited counsellors and psychotherapists practitioners.

Be Mindful
bemindful.co.uk
Information about mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Guidance on how to learn mindfulness, including course listings.

Cruse Bereavement Care
0808 808 1677
cruse.org.uk
Charity providing support after someone you know has died.

Galop
London LGBT+ advice line: 0207 704 2040
National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline: 0800 999 5428
galop.org.uk
Support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who've experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

Men's Advice Line
0808 801 0327
mensadviceline.org.uk
Confidential helpline for all men (whether in heterosexual or same-sex relationships) experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner.

Mind Tools
mindtools.com
Information on how to communicate in a respectfully assertive way.

Moodjuice
moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
Free online self-help guide from the NHS.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 2000 247
nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
24-hour phone-line for women experiencing domestic abuse.

National Self Harm Network (NSHN)
nshn.co.uk
Survivor-led closely monitored forum for people who self-harm, and their friends and families.

Refuge
0808 2000 247
refuge.org.uk
A national charity that runs safe houses for women and children escaping domestic abuse, and works with families to effect change.

Respect
0808 802 40 40
Men's advice line: 0808 801 0327
respect.uk.net
Information and support for people who are worried about their violent or aggressive behaviour towards loved ones.

Samaritans
116 123 (freephone)
jo@samaritans.org
samaritans.org
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK PO Box 90 90 Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

Turning Point
turning-point.co.uk
Provides services for people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems.

Women's Aid
womensaid.org.uk
Offers information, an online forum, support and info for children and young people, and a directory of local services for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.


This information was published in July 2018. We will revise it in 2021.

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