Help & Advice

Welcome to our help page

Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing isn’t always easy and it’s rarely achieved by following a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. We’re all different, and what works for someone else may not work for you.

This is why we share our experiences and knowledge sought from others with you, so you have enough information to be able to explore and find the approach that best suits you.

Please note that this page isn’t designed to treat your addiction or mental health condition but contains advice based on our experiences with addiction and recovery.

For additional support, we have included a list of specialist organisations and useful contacts at the bottom of this page that you can reach out to if you are suffering from a mental illness or need further help with your emotional wellbeing.

Alongside reading about our experiences, please seek the help of a professional if you feel like you’re struggling with your mental health.

Our Support Line

If after reading this information you think you need further help or guidance, we can book you in for a support call with our specialist, Sam.

These calls take place every Thursday between 7pm and 9pm.

Sam is:

  • An experienced listening volunteer for the Samaritans
  • Trained and certified in IPS (intentional peer support)
  • Experienced in listening, supporting, advising and signposting in the following areas:
  • Addiction
  • Grief
  • Burnout
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship conflict
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Please email [email protected] to schedule yours.

Note: this is not an emergency or crisis response line, this is a non-emergency support, advice and guidance line.

Additional Information

Drugs and Alcohol Advice

“By the time I realised there was a problem I had lost the ability to stop or control myself.”

Do you need to change your relationship with drugs or alcohol? Are you unsure? Read our advice page for Liam’s story of substance abuse and helpful guidance.

Problem Gambling Advice

If you have lost more than you can afford, chased losses & borrowed money, felt guilty about what you have gambled on, felt related stress and anxiety or fallen out with friends and family because of your gambling, read this.

Mental Health And Wellbeing Advice

We always recommend you seek advice from a few different sources to get the most appropriate help for yourself. Here is a list of starting points for getting help with your mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Body Image and Eating Disorder Advice

Anybody is susceptible to developing an eating disorder, and they come in many different forms. It’s important to be able to recognise an eating disorder when it’s taking hold and seek help.

Useful Contacts

Here's a list of links and helpful contacts for support and information on drugs, alcohol, gambling, mental health and general wellbeing.