In the UK we feel much more comfortable about speaking about our physical fitness yet face stigma when discussing our mental fitness. There are many methods to support wellbeing and mental wellbeing and you can choose some that work for you.
Here are some organisations who call support you around your own wellbeing:
MindLine Trans+ 0300 330 5468 Nationwide, is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid and non-binary.
Mindout – MindOut Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Mental Health Service – 01273234839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or directly through their Online Support service, dates and times on the website.
Samaritans offer a safe place to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. 24hr FREE phone calls from landline or mobile 116 123 / Email: email@example.com
B-eat – for those struggling from eating disorders; they provide a help line and an online support group.
BAATN – the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network: has both a psychological therapy network and a complimentary therapy network.
Pink Therapy are the UKs largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients. You can search and find therapists on their site. Provide a directory by geographical location- you will have to find out yourself what the cost is.
Gendered Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors aims to support therapists and counsellors to enable a positive experience in a therapy setting for trans people (and their families). Here’s the PDF version.
Free Psychotherapy network provide a directory of therapists by geographical location.
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Cygnus Support have been provide mental health and well-being services to people in Northumberland including counselling, psychotherapy, education and training. They have a centre in Ashington but also work from hubs across the county in Hexham, Berwick, Alnwick or Blyth
Contact Cygnus Support by calling 01670 853977 or visit them online here.
Mesmac North East
MESMAC is a gay/bisexual men’s health project offering free HIV tests, advice and information on many different health issues including PEP (exposure to HIV treatment), counselling, sexual health services, sexually transmitted infections and much more. They also provide services such as group helplines and a drop-in service.
Contact Mesmac by calling 0191 233 1333 or visit them online here.
Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. They exist to ensure that people are at the heart of care, listening to what people like about services or what could be improved and share their views with those with the power to make change happen. They also help people find the information they need about services in their area. Find out more online here.
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust