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.

Your stories

Dissociative disorder: losing myself and finding myself

James describes his experiences of living with dissociative disorder and how he managed to re-find himself.

Posted on 30/10/2014

Depersonalisation: My four months of terror

Callum talks about his experiences of depersonalisation and how confronting it helped him address his anxiety.

Posted on 12/09/2018

My Christmas with BPD

Kayleigh blogs on how her black-or-white thinking makes Christmas really difficult.

Posted on 30/11/2016

Useful contacts

Clinic for Dissociative Studies

Accepts NHS referrals. Website has useful information about dissociative disorders.


0800 1111
Support for children who are worried or upset about anything, including abuse.

Epilepsy Action

Information about non epileptic attack disorder (NEAD).

European Society for Trauma and Dissociation

Includes links to online informationĀ about psychological trauma and dissociative disorders.

First Person Plural

Support and information for people who experience complex dissociative disorders, and their family and friends.

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

Academic society providing information for professionals and the general public about trauma and dissociation research.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood

0808 801 0331 (freephone from landline and mobiles)
Provides a range of services which offer direct support to survivors of abuse.

Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)

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

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

0808 800 5000
Help for adults concerned about a child.

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)

0800 181 4420
Information and supportĀ for people with a dissociative disorder.

Survivors UK

Support for men who have experienced rape or sexual abuse.

The Survivors Trust

01788 550 554
Lists local specialist organisations dealing with sexual abuse and violence.

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