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Mental Health Resources 🧠

If you are struggling and would like to speak with a professional, here's a list of resources I have used that I would recommend.


BetterHelp online therapy (worldwide)

I started using this service at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and I couldn't recommend it more. It's not exactly the same experience as physically being with a therapist but it's just as useful. You can arrange video and phone calls within the app, have sessions at different times/days in the week to suit your schedule (or you can stick with weekly) and you can message your therapist between sessions. It's easy to be discrete even with lockdown, for example you could take a walk for phone call sessions. They have teen-specific counselling and they're queer-friendly. It's pretty affordable and, if you're on a low-income, they may be able to offer a discount.


NHS free counselling (England)

This was very useful but bear in mind you might need to wait a few months until you can seen depending on the availability in your region. I was on the waiting list for around 3 months. Unless it has since changed, you are only allocated 6 weekly sessions. If you miss a session it cannot be rescheduled, you will lose out on it. This service is a good option if you're new to counselling, want to try it out and are happy to wait to have your sessions. It's also good if you only want short term counselling to discuss a specific issue.


The Awareness Centre (South London)

They have a wide range of therapists to choose from at their locations in Clapham and Tooting with various weekly time slots available. In addition to their regular priced sessions, they offer low-cost therapy to those on a low-income. 


If you are in a crisis or someone is in danger, you can find a list of international resources with immediate help here.