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Dissociation and dissociative disorders

Explains what dissociation and dissociative disorders are, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Mind's services

  • Mind's helplines provide information and support by phone and email.
  • Local Minds offer face-to-face services across England and Wales. These services include talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side is our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Childline 

0800 1111
childline.org.uk
Support for children and young people in the UK, including a free helpline and 1-2-1 online chats with counsellors.

Clinic for Dissociative Studies

020 7794 1655
clinicds.co.uk

Information and treatment for people with dissociative disorders. Accepts NHS referrals.

Epilepsy Action

epilepsy.org.uk
Information about coping with epilepsy, seizures and non epileptic attack disorder (NEAD).

European Society for Trauma and Dissociation

estd.org
Society for professionals working with trauma and dissociation.

First Person Plural

firstpersonplural.org.uk
Support and information for people with complex dissociative disorders and their family and friends.

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

isst-d.org
Academic society providing information for professionals and the general public about trauma and dissociation research.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331
[email protected]
napac.org.uk
Supports adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Offers a helpline, email support and local services.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

0800 800 5000 (for adults concerned about a child)
0800 1111 (18 or under – Childline helpline)
nspcc.org.uk
Support and information for children and anyone worried about a child.

Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)

nonepilepticattackdisorder.org.uk
Provides information and support for people who experience non-epileptic attacks.

Survivors UK

020 3322 1860 (SMS)
074 9181 6064 (WhatsApp)
survivorsuk.org
Support for men who have experienced rape or sexual abuse, including text lines and an online chat service.

The Survivors Trust

0808 8010 818
thesurvivorstrust.org
Lists local specialist services for survivors of sexual violence, including advocates and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).

This information was published in March 2019. We will revise it in 2022.

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