for better mental health

Trauma

Explains what trauma is and how it affects your mental health, including how you can help yourself, what treatments are available and how to overcome barriers to getting the right support. Also includes tips for people who want to support someone who has gone through trauma.

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.
  • Side by Side – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

ASSIST Trauma Care

assisttraumacare.org.uk
Information and specialist help for people who've experienced trauma or are supporting someone who has.

Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT)

acat.me.uk
Information about cognitive analytic therapy, including a list of accredited therapists.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

bacp.co.uk
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists

body-psychotherapy.org.uk
Information about body-focused approaches to therapy.

EMDR UK & Ireland

emdrassociation.org.uk/
Professional association of EMDR clinicians and researchers in the UK and Ireland. Provides extensive information about EMDR.

First Person Plural

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

FRANK

0300 123 6600
talktofrank.com
Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

Freedom Programme

01942 262 270
freedomprogramme.co.uk

Free support programme for people affected by domestic violence.

Mind Recovery Net

mindrecoverynet.org.uk
Publishes information on recovery colleges, including a searchable list of providers.

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 Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

nice.org.uk
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.

NHS Service Finder

nhs.uk/service-search
Searchable database of NHS services in England.

National Survivor User Network (NSUN)

nsun.org.uk
Independent, service-user-led charity for people with experience of mental health issues. Provides information, networking opportunities and peer support.

One in Four

oneinfour.org.uk
Advocacy service, counselling service (available over Skype and in several languages) and information for people who have experienced sexual abuse.

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)

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

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927
rethink.org
Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).

Schema Therapy Institute

schemainstitute.co.uk
Information about schema therapy.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org
Information about sensorimotor psychotherapy, including a directory of therapists.

Somatic Experiencing Association UK

seauk.org.uk
Information about somatic experiencing, including a directory of therapists.

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).

Together UK

together-uk.org
Supports people with mental health problems, including through peer support.

UK Psychological Trauma Society

ukpts.co.uk
Forum for professionals to share ideas and knowledge about trauma, including a list of dedicated NHS and private trauma services in the UK.

Victim Support

0808 168 9111
victimsupport.org.uk
Provides emotional and practical support for people affected by crime and traumatic events.

This information was published in January 2020. We will revise it in 2022.

References are available on request. If you would like to reproduce any of this information, see our page on permissions and licensing.

Share this information

arrow_upwardBack to Top