Other sources of help and information
There are a number of local and national agencies that you might consider contacting for advice, information and support on a wide variety of issues. Below is a list of a number of them. If you know of others that you think might usefully be included here, please do not hesitate to contact the Counselling Service.
The Counselling Service are unable to take responsibility for the content featured on any external website, nor can we recommend any one source of help above another.
This site contains a comprehensive list of resources aimed at young people experiencing mental health problems.
Offering support, advice and information to people who are experiencing drink related problems. The website contains useful sections with specific advice for young people.
A service for all those affected by the death of a child. Further information including opening hours can be found at the following information website:
Offering advice, information and contacts for people feeling suicidal and their friends/relatives.
The BACP website offers a feature whereby you are able to locate counsellors available in your area: a searchable database on postcode and county.
Helpline: 0800 169 6928
Providing a helpline for people experiencing bullying as well as more general advice and information about bullying.
(The Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Tel: 0800 585858
A telephone support line for young men who are feeling desperate or suicidal
A national charity offering telephone support for children and young people in danger. Also contains other information.
Chinese Mental Health Association
Tele-Counselling Service 020 7613 1008
A registered Charity which was set up in 1993 for the aim of improving the quality of life of the Chinese communities and improving their access to culturally sensitive mental health services.
We are pleased to let you know that our counselling service has increased a new feature – Telecounselling that has enabled the service users to receive counselling through internet and webcam (clients who use this option should have either Skype, MSN or Yahoo messenger on their computer for connection).
This Telecounselling service is free-of-charge and we would like to encourage more service users to access the service. We also offer face-to-face and telephone counselling which are on an affordable fee.
A service providing short term, rapid response counselling for people affected by a sudden trauma or event. Contact 18 Seel Street, Liverpool (0151 702 5545) or for more general information contact (0151 702 5533)
CRUSE is a national charity that offers support and information for people affected by a death, including one to one counselling, information and advice.
Offering information and support to people in the UK who are experiencing depression.
The Association offers advice, information and support to anyone experience eating related problems - with specific information available to young people and relatives/friends.
A Department of Health commisioned website, Mentality specialises in mental health promotion.
An organisation that undertakes research into mental health issues, it is also a valuable source of information.
A support ground for children and young people experiencing sexual identity issues. Offers links to other useful sites and sources of information.
Muslim Youth Helpline
0808 808 2008
A telephone helpline for young Muslims who want to discuss personal issues with a trained volunteer.
A national charity offering information, support and advice on a whole range of mental health issues. Information is also available via the website regarding local groups.
Tel: 0845 7660163
A national charity that runs support groups and offers information for people who want support with drug use
National Schizophrenia Fellowship (now Rethink)
A source of information about a full range of mental health/illness issues
A source of information and guidance on a range of physical and emotional problems.
UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists have produced a range of information of leaflets covering many aspects of mental health/illness issues - available directly from their website.
A national charity offering a 24 hour telephone helpline for people who are suicidal or despairing. They additionally offer an e-mail service.
0845 767 8000 (12.00 noon - 2.00 am everyday)
Saneline is a national out-of-hours telephone helpline for anyone coping with mental illness, whether they are sufferers, carers, or concerned relatives or friends
The SAD Association is a voluntary organisation and registered charity which informs the public and health professions about SAD and supports and advises sufferers of the illness
Information, advice, real student stories - a resources for all students who experience depression.
Helpline: 0800 028 3398
Providing help, support, advice and information to people experiencing domestic violence.
Young Persons Advisory Service
36 Bolton Street, Liverpool, L3 5LX (at the side of the Adelphi)
Tel: 0151 707 1025
Offering a range of drop in services including advice, counselling and support groups. Specific advice available on a range of welfare issues, including drug use, homelessness etc.
Local Telephone Helplines
Alcohol Treatment Programme
0161 904 0050
0151 709 2900 or 0345 697555
Brook Advisory Centre
0151 709 4558
Council for Involuntary Tranquillizer Addiction
0151 949 0102
0151 709 0990
Disablement Resource Unit
0151 709 0990
0151 207 1133
Dyslexia Association Wirral
0151 653 4040
Gay Youths are Out
0151 709 6660
Liverpool Bereavement Services
4th Floor, Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool
0151 708 6706
Mersey Body Positive and Merseyside AIDS Support Group
0151 709 9000
Mersey Region Epilepsy Association
0151 298 2666
Merseyside Drugs Council
0151 709 0074 or 0151 708 6626
Liverpool Mind 0151 529 3247
Wirral Mind 0151 512 2200
A free counselling service for 11-19 year olds who have issues relating to drug and alcohol use - either their own or the effects of other peoples' use.
Based at Merseyside Youth Association
65-67 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY
Telephone 0151 702 0740
0151 709 2058