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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

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services across England and Wales. These might be talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Elefriends – 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 24-hour helpline.

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
napac.org.uk
A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services.

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

0800 800 5000
0800 1111 (18 or under)
nspcc.org.uk
Support 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.

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)

0800 181 4420
pods-online.org.uk
Information, support and resources for people with dissociative disorders.

Survivors UK

020 3598 3898
020 3322 1860 (SMS)
074 9181 6064 (WhatsApp)
survivorsuk.org
Support for men who have experienced rape or sexual abuse.

The Survivors Trust

08088 010 818
thesurvivorstrust.org
Lists local specialist services for survivors of sexual violence, including advocates and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).

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