Help & Advice

Welcome to our help page... 

This page is not designed to treat someone’s addiction or mental health condition. We are not trained therapists, counsellors or medical professionals. We would strongly suggest that professional help be sought, at the first opportunity, alongside anything else you may choose to explore. We are simply two addicts, who are happy to share our experience of things which worked for us, in the hope it may help someone else. There are many different routes to recovery, ask as many sources as you can and be open minded. Please see the links below for further advice on the things we have experienced and a list of other organisations and useful contacts.

 

Whysup Support Line

If after reading this information you feel you need further support and guidance, we do have a support call service. We offer support calls every Thursday between 7pm and 9pm

 The call is made by Sam who 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:
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Burnout
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship conflict
  • Depression 
  • Mood disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

If you wish to schedule a call please email [email protected]

 We must stress this is not an emergency or crisis response line, this is support, advice and guidance.

Additional Information

Drugs and Alcohol Advice

It is likely you need to change your relationship with alcohol or drugs. Whether you’re an addict and struggling with a full blown addiction is for you to decide, but be honest with yourself about how much change is required.

Problem Gambling Advice

There is a good chance you have lost more than you can afford, chased losses, borrowed money, felt guilty, had stress and anxiety, fallen out with friends and family…all because of your gambling.

Mental Health And Wellbeing Advice

The most important first step if you’re struggling with mental health is to tell someone what’s going on. I have yet to meet someone who didn’t feel better for opening up, a problem shared is a problem halved.

Body Image and Eating Disorder Advice

Being honest with the people who love/care with you, is a massive support boost for you. Your eating disorder will try to make you push your family and friends away because it knows that the more isolated you are, the less chance of recovery you’ve got. 

Useful Contacts

We' ve listed some useful links and contact information for further help and support.  From drugs, alcohol and gambling to  mental health and wellbeing.