Explains what trauma is and how it affects your mental health. Includes tips for helping yourself, what treatments are available and how to overcome barriers to getting support. Also has tips for supporting someone else who has gone through trauma.
Contacts if you're currently unsafe
If you are in immediate danger you can contact the police on 999. If it is not safe to talk, you can make a silent 999 call. If you have a mobile, call 999 and then dial 55. This page has more information on silent 999 calls.
Ask for Ani
Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) is a codework scheme. You can use it at pharmacies and jobcentres to let people know you're experiencing abuse. You can use the Ask for ANI postcode checker to find the nearest participating pharmacy or jobcentre.
ASSIST Trauma Care
Information and specialist help for people who've experienced trauma or are supporting someone who has.
BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network)
Provides a list of therapists from Black, African and Asian backgrounds, and signposts to local mental health and advocacy services.
Bayo is a space to find collectives, organisations and services from across the UK that offer mental health and wellbeing support to the Black community.
Birth Trauma Association
Support for anyone affected by birth trauma, including partners.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.
British Medical Association (BMA)
Provides a wellbeing support directory for doctors and medical students.
Climate Psychology Alliance
Information on climate change and mental health including how to get support for difficult feelings surrounding the climate crisis.
Information and support for people affected by major disasters in the UK and overseas.
0207 704 2040 (LGBT+ hate crime helpline)
0800 999 5428 (LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline)
0800 130 3335 (Conversion therapy helpline)
Provides helplines and other support for LGBT+ adults and young people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.
Hub of Hope
UK-wide mental health service database. Lets you search for local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support. You can filter results to find specific kinds of support.
Information and support to people affected by displacement and exploitation.
Mind Recovery Net
Publishes information on recovery colleges, including a searchable list of providers.
0300 330 5468
Free, confidential listening service for people identifying as trans or non-binary, and their friends and families.
National Survivor User Network (NSUN)
Independent, service-user-led charity for people with experience of mental health issues. Provides information, networking opportunities and peer support.
Supports people with mental health problems, including through peer support.
UK Psychological Trauma Society
Forum for professionals to share ideas and knowledge about trauma, including a list of dedicated NHS and private trauma services in the UK.
This information was published in December 2023. We will revise it in 2026.
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