Self harm

50 services from 14 providers and 3 apps

We support people in Bradford to have their say about the things that matter to them. Our team will support you to be heard, to understand your rights, choices and options, and to make your own decisions. This service provides IMHA for people who need support with their rights under the mental health act. Please contact us for more details.

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This specialist service will support you to recover from the violence, abuse and exploitation you have suffered, and to gain a place of safety where you can be in control of your own life and make positive decisions about your future. An advocacy worker will work with you to solve immediate issues of safety and will address basic needs such as homelessness, lack of food and the need for mental & physical health services. The worker will encourage, support & inform you so you can be active in your own immigration case, understand it, respond promptly when you get letters from the Home Office and solicitors, and be pro-active in collecting and discussing new evidence to support your case. The advocacy worker will also work with you to build a support network around you including signposting and referring to other agencies and groups. She will support you to plan for the future, to get work experience through volunteering and gain skills & knowledge through attending community ESOL and IT classes, and where possible attending college and applying for bursaries and University places. You will be supported to access other specialist sexual violence services at Bradford Rape Crisis.

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We offer free, one-to-one counselling for women and girls who live in the Bradford area. You can self-refer to our counselling service or be referred by other organisations and agencies such as your GP or support worker. Counselling can give you some time and space where you can think, reflect and talk things through. It takes a lot of courage to come for counselling and it’s not always easy to talk about your thoughts and feelings. You don’t have to talk about anything that you are not ready to talk about. Your counsellor will not judge you or tell you what to do. She will help you to try to make sense of what has happened to you and to recognise what you need to move forward. We have a counselling service by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) counsellors for BAME women and young women. Jyoti counsellors speak Punjabi, Urdu and Mir Puri. We always use interpreters when need so you can use the service whatever language you speak.

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MindLine Trans+ is a confidential emotional, mental health support national helpline for people who identify as Trans+, non-binary and their friends and family. Trained listeners identify as Trans, non binary or gender fluid, are understanding and will listen and offer support. Call 0300 330 5468 between 8pm-midnight Mondays & Fridays.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * A 12-week course in a small group which will help you identify triggers and wellness tools to help you overcome your personal mental health issues. Talk to one of our practitioners to see if it could help you by calling 01274 730815 or e-mail admin@mindinbradford.org.uk. Booking required.

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Crisis support – for people over 16, who are in severe mental distress or crisis.

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N.B. Owing to the Coronavirus crisis, we are moving to internet and/or telephone counselling. We apologise for any delay while we move over to these new systems. Please contact us for further details. Fast Track service is provided by Bradford Counselling Services (BCS) and is £42 per session (discounts available for block bookings). All revenues from the Fast Track service help us to build capacity for our free 121 Counselling service and to help reduce waiting times. All initial consultations are free and if you decide to take up the service, you are allocated a counsellor within two weeks. Fast Track Counselling is also available to companies and organisations who require mental health support for their employees. Just call the office and speak to the manager for more details.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * A small, friendly and supportive group where you can share your experiences and learn new techniques to improve your wellbeing and mental health.

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The Jyoti service is a specialist service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women and girls, which is run by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women. Jyoti offers a culturally sensitive approach to dealing with issues around rape & sexual violence. The fear of how we will be perceived within our family, community and culture often means that these issues are dismissed, kept secret or never acknowledged. Shame and family honour prevent many women from speaking about their experiences. Our workers also understand how racism can impact on women’s lives, and make it harder for us to find the support we need. The Jyoti service is a safe place where you can come and talk about the difficulties you face at the moment, or the abuse you experienced in the past. Confidentiality is of the upmost importance. We offer services in a range of languages and are able to access a confidential interpreting service. All our counsellors and interpreters are BAME women. We run a specialist Jyoti helpline, so you know your call will be answered by a BAME woman. We offer one-to-one counselling, which gives you a safe, non-judgemental space to be heard by a specialist counsellor who can help you explore the impacts of sexual violence. Through regular face-to-face sessions, the Jyoti service hopes you will be able to shed the shame, find positive ways of coping, and recover and heal. We also run a support group which enables women to come together, to share their experiences and their own ways of coping, and to support each other.

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We understand how difficult it can be to pick up the phone and ask for help, but the helpline is here for any woman or girl who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. Confidentiality is at the heart of our service, you don’t even have to give your real name to use the helpline. It’s a chance to talk to a woman worker who will listen and understand. We won’t judge you, we’re here to offer support and help. You can use the helpline throughout your journey of recovery. The helpline is also a good place to get information about all the different services we offer and we can also signpost you to other services if you wish. Wednesday & Thursday afternoon are Jyoti help line sessions by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women workers for BAME women and girls. Jyoti help line workers speak English Punjabi, Urdu and Mir Puri. We use language line for all help line times so that we can talk on the phone with women and girls in any language.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * Find out how making small changes to your daily life and routines can improve your mood, mental health and wellbeing during this 6-week course. Booking required. Call 01274 730815 or e-mail admin@mindinbradford.org.uk.

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N.B. Owing to the Coronavirus crisis, we are moving to internet and/or telephone counselling. We apologise for any delay while we move over to these new systems. Please contact us for further details. Free counselling service run by Bradford Counselling Services (BCS) in Bradford City Centre. Whatever your concern, contact us and we will endeavour to help. Our team of experienced counsellors has a range of therapies and skills to help you talk about your concerns and help you make changes in your life. They can help you work through your issues, gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems. Based close to Forster Square Station and free parking in Forster Square Shopping Centre.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * Each week we look at one of national Mind's guides to expand our awareness and discover new self help techniques. Open to everyone who has attended one of our Welcome Groups.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * A small, friendly and supportive group for men where you can share your experiences and learn new techniques to improve your wellbeing and mental health.

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* Our 1:1 support is currently being offered over the phone because of restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. You can still book an appointment to speak to one of our recovery workers by contacting your own GP receptionist and asking for an appointment with a Mind recovery worker in Extended Access.* Mind in Bradford offers one-to-one support at three GP surgeries in Bradford. These appointments can be a first step to seeking help for your own mental health problems or those of a family member. We have separate recovery workers for young people aged between 11-25 and adults. You do not need to have a diagnosis or be referred by your own GP. To make an appointment, contact your own GP receptionist and ask to see a Mind Recovery Worker in Extended Access. Appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm at the following surgeries: Shipley Medical Centre on Wednesdays & Fridays The Ridge Medical Practice on Mondays and Tuesdays Picton Medical Centre on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

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Round the clock support for anyone in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis. You do not have to have used any mental health services before to contact us. Give us a call and talk to our trained telecoaches. Open to all ages.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * Mind in Bradford runs free wellbeing groups designed to support you and help you on the road to recovery. They are a mix of therapeutic, recovery and social activities, ranging from singing and tribal drumming to peer support group and wellness programmes. You don't need a diagnosis or referral to attend, just book onto a Welcome Group to find out more by calling 01274 730815 or e-mail admin@mindinbradford.org.uk.

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We run therapy groups for 14 – 18 year olds who want to be with other girls and young women who have been through similar experiences. We meet in term time after school. Girls and young women can have a difficult time at home, or lose their friends and be bullied after experiencing sexual violence. The opportunity to be with other girls of a similar age who may understand some of what you have been through is really important to the girls who come. To begin with, most girls are very worried about coming to a group, but once they come, they feel pleased to be there and look forward to it every week. We talk and think together about: How to keep safe. Feelings that can be really difficult. How to manage when things are hard. The girls are very good at keeping confidentiality about what is said in the group. They are also fantastic at looking after each other when things are tough at home or at school. The girls say the group is safe and that they can say what they really feel. They know the workers will listen, believe and respect them. We provide taxis so girls can get to the groups and home safely. We also provide some snacks and drinks in each session. We can take referrals from the girls themselves, their families, schools, social care, Victim Support or other organisations or agencies.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * Time out to de-stress, relax and find calm. Good for anyone worrying about the past and future to regain some peace and relaxation in the present. Open to men who have registered at one of our Welcome Groups.

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Support with police and courts for women and girls. The ISVA worker can provide Information about the legal process and your rights, to help you make a decision about whether or not to report to the Police. We respect your right to choose what’s best for you. If you have reported to the Police, or you choose to do so, the ISVA will support you through all the stages of the legal process, and if your case goes to court the ISVA can support you through the trial and beyond. The ISVA will not tell you what to do, but will work with you at your pace, to help you make informed choices that are right for you.

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During the current times we are running online support please message for further details The Living Well project works within the community in different ways supporting LGBTQ+ young people and professionals. we can offer LGBTQ+ training to professionals within the Bradford area on how to breakdown barriers to mental health within the community and LGBTQ+ accessing services. We offer support in schools 1-2-1 from year 7 up in secondary schools around to LGBTQ+ young people and the support staff. and can also work and run training and awareness workshops within schools, colleges, universities and workplaces.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * Our social zones are welcoming, safe places where you can meet new friends and share experiences and advice in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. They are open to all who have registered for one of our Welcome Groups.

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It is a confidential service and we work within the guidelines of the BACP ethical framework. We take referrals from young people directly, parents and any agencies that are involved in working with young people, for example GP surgeries, youth and community workers, social workers and school nurses.

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* Our evening crisis service, The Sanctuary, is currently provided by telephone because of restrictions arising from the coronavirus outbreak. We can still help and support you over the phone. Referral is through First Response on 01274 221181. * The Sanctuary offers a calm, safe space for those experiencing mental distress. It provides practical and emotional support and can be an alternative to hospital admission. The service is operated by Mind in Bradford and is available between 6pm and 1am every day to those people in Bradford and Craven aged 16+. Referral is through First Response on 01274 221181.

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YMCA Shaping Spaces is a Wellbeing programme for 16-25 year olds who feel, or are at risk of becoming, anxious, down or alone. We go out into nature and spend time walking, lighting fires and doing activities in beautiful green spaces. The programme will be particularly beneficial to people who spend a lot of time indoors and would like to get out and about and socialise. You will be warmly welcomed into our small group.

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Welcome to our Therapies self-help guide. Here we share information on a range of therapies to help you make an informed decision.

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Total Men’s Health project- broadening LGBT+ inclusion and access to health, mental health, wellness & sport. Focusing on young gay, bi and trans men across Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield and the rest of W.Yorkshire We run short courses on self esteem and awareness as well as offering training to the leisure and sports industry on breaking down barriers to support access for the LGBTQ+ community

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During the current times Blagy will be running a online youth service. please contact us for further information Blagy Youth group meets every week in Bradford and is for anyone aged 14-25 that identifies as LGBTQ+ or questioning their sexuality or gender. It is a confidential and safe space to talk and meet new people. message for further details

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Elefriends is a safe, online community run by Mind, the mental health charity. Here you will find support, friendship and a place to share. www.elefriends.org.uk

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Welcome to Mind's Student Life self-help guide. Here we explore how mental health and student life can sometimes conflict and we look at ways of coping and where you can go for support.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * A small, friendly and supportive group for women where you can share your experiences and learn new techniques to improve your wellbeing and mental health.

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At AWC, we offer both Counselling and Psychotherapy. The treatment you receive depends on your presentation and needs. The differences between these therapies can be discussed with you at your clinical assessment.

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Social care teams in the local authority have a duty to make sure that people are fully involved in understanding and making decisions about the care and support they need. For people who will find it very hard to be fully involved in the care process, independent advocacy is available.

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* Our 1:1 support is currently being offered over the phone because of restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. You can still book an appointment to speak to one of our recovery workers by contacting your own GP receptionist and asking for an appointment with a Mind recovery worker in Extended Access.* Mind in Bradford offers one-to-one support at three GP surgeries in Bradford. These appointments can be a first step to seeking help for your own mental health problems or those of a family member. We have separate recovery workers for young people aged between 11-25 and adults. You do not need to have a diagnosis or be referred by your own GP. To make an appointment, contact your own GP receptionist and ask to see a Mind Recovery Worker in Extended Access. Appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm at the following surgeries: Shipley Medical Centre on Wednesdays & Fridays The Ridge Medical Practice on Mondays and Tuesdays Picton Medical Centre on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. If you would like to write about your experience of mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, you can contact us on communications@mindinbradford.org.uk * A monthly mental health media group giving you the chance to make your voice heard. Run by journalists, you will also have the opportunity to write for Mind in Bradford's client-led newsletter and blog. Open to anyone who has registered at one of our Welcome Groups. Runs on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Weekly support group for women under the care of secondary services (CMHT)

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Emotional wellbeing support (1:1 & group support), educational, vocational, social and therapeutic support to adult south Asian women and BME young women living in Keighley. Helping women to rebuild their lives following a period of mental ill health.

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Relate provides relationship counselling, IAPT couple therapy for depression and psychosexual therapy for adults

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We provide a one to one emotional support service. This can be delivered during a home visit at the clients home address or in Sharing Voices offices, or even another location that supports your needs. This is confidential service and we support a range of issues including Depresssion, Anxiety, Panic, Psychosis and range of other diagnosis.

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Note: The service is currently operating in line with Government guidelines during the Covid-19 outbreak. All staff are currently offering telephone support and details can be found via our usual telephone number. The Community Support Agency (CSA) aims to improve or maintain good mental health and wellbeing by offering support in your own home. We provide support to people aged 16 or over, whether single, a couple or a family, who have severe and enduring mental health problems and are supported via a Community Mental Health team. The service takes a recovery-based approach, working to equipping you with skills and build resilience to live a fulfilled and independent life. We aim to help you address your needs within six months. ### At the CSA we can offer a wide range of support. These can include the following: - Assistance with identifying support needs - Assistance with finding, setting up and maintaining a home or tenancy - Assistance with maximising welfare benefits income, dealing with debt and financial issues - Advocacy and liaison with other relevant services - Support in accessing physical and mental health services - Support in accessing training, education, employment or volunteering opportunities - Emotional support during stressful times/times of crisis to try and prevent loss of accommodation through inability to cope - Encouragement and assistance to re-establish and maintain support networks - Ensuring contact is made with utility services and seeing that bills are dealt with effectively - Assistance with establishing personal safety and security and advice on home maintenance and self-care - Encouragement to develop skills and confidence around budgeting, cooking, shopping etc. independently - Encouragement to become more widely involved in community activities and to establish and maintain support networks where appropriate - Providing timely support designed to reduce stress at times of crisis and prevent homelessness and institutionalisation

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Guide-Line is a confidential telephone support service which offers mental health advice and information between 12pm and 9pm every day. Lines are open to anyone aged 18+ who feels in need of help or who is worried about a loved one. It is not a counselling or therapy service but speaking to one of our workers could help you stay well, build resilience and find out what support is available locally. All calls are confidential unless we feel there is an immediate risk to you or someone else. Urdu and Punjabi speakers can be requested.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * Our social zones are safe places where you can socialise, share experiences and swap advice in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Open to all who have registered at one of our Welcome Groups.

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * A six-week course where you learn how to improve your mental health through cooking and eating well. Booking required. Call Mind in Bradford on 01274 730815.

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Mindfulness courses for female survivors of sexual violence and abuse Mindfulness is a way of being in the present moment, a way of being aware of our thoughts and feelings with acceptance and kindness. Mindfulness helps us to recognise our negative patterns of thinking, and to realise that we can let them go. When we criticise and judge ourselves we make our lives much harder, mindfulness gives us a way of making friends with ourselves. Research has shown that practicing mindfulness has huge benefits for both our mental and physical health. The course we run uses the insights from this research, and covers practical techniques to reduce our stress levels and increase our well-being. It has eight weekly sessions in which: We learn formal practices to develop mindfulness – these are meditations where we learn to focus our attention on specific things such as our breathing, or our whole body or on developing kindness. We learn some ‘mindfulness in action’ practices which are little things we can do in everyday life to help us let go of stress. We also cover information to help us understand how our minds work, so we can have more control and choice about what we do.

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* Our 1:1 support is currently being offered over the phone because of restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. You can still book an appointment to speak to one of our recovery workers by contacting your own GP receptionist and asking for an appointment with a Mind recovery worker in Extended Access.* Mind in Bradford offers one-to-one support at three GP surgeries in Bradford. These appointments can be a first step to seeking help for your own mental health problems or those of a family member. We have separate recovery workers for young people aged between 11-25 and adults. You do not need to have a diagnosis or be referred by your own GP. To make an appointment, contact your own GP receptionist and ask to see a Mind Recovery Worker in Extended Access. Appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm at the following surgeries: Shipley Medical Centre on Wednesdays & Fridays The Ridge Medical Practice on Mondays and Tuesdays Picton Medical Centre on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

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* Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594. * An informal group led by a wellbeing practitioner which offers ongoing support for those who have completed one of our WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) courses.

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Welcome to Mind's Relaxation and Mindfulness self-help guide. Here we explore what mindfulness is, what the benefits of mindfulness are and how to practice it. We will also share a range of relaxation techniques

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Work retention – for people over 18, who are in work but on sick leave who need support to return to work.

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Emotional Support for girls at their school We support girls in a number of schools. Staff contact us to provide weekly emotional support sessions for individual girls. This is usually when they are struggling to deal with the impact of sexual abuse and do not have the support they need.

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Welcome to Mind's Depression self-help guide. Here we explore depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

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Brain in Hand software lets you easily access support from your phone. Used by people with autism or mental health problems, it’s packed with features to help you remember activities, reduce anxiety and feel supported. Together this helps you achieve your goals – whether that’s travelling independently, staying in school, going to college or university, starting work for the first time or just learning how to deal better with life’s up and downs. Our app helps Brain in Hand customers access their information that is held in our cloud-based software. Our app doesn’t work on its own and so please don’t download the app before buying a software licence at www.braininhand.co.uk.

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Brain in Hand software lets you easily access support from your phone.   Used by people with autism or mental health problems, it’s packed with features to help you remember activities, reduce anxiety and feel supported. Together this helps you achieve your goals – whether that’s travelling independently, staying in school, going to college or university, starting work for the first time or just learning how to deal better with life’s up and downs.   Our app helps Brain in Hand customers access their information that is held in our cloud-based software.  Our app doesn’t work on its own and so please don’t download the app before buying a software licence at www.braininhand.co.uk.

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Mersey Care's Self Help gives you access to a range of mental health self-help guides. These guides, some of which have been commended at the British Medical Association Patient Information Award, have been written by NHS clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff. A PDF viewer is required to read the guides.

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