General Practitioners and District Nurses
Your GP may be able to help by listening, offering support, prescribing drugs for problems like sleeplessness or depression, by advising you about other sources of support or by referring you to a counsellor. Your district nurse may contact you to ask how you are and may also be able to give advice about sources of support.
Ministers of religion and faith communities
Can provide support and comfort, including to people not previously active in a religious community. Some faith communities in Oxfordshire offer bereavement support groups. Please make local enquires for further information.
Citizens Advice Oxfordshire
Confidential legal and financial advice.
03444 111 444
24 hour confidential telephone service for anyone feeling desperate or suicidal or experiencing a personal crisis such as bereavement
01865 722122 60 Magdalen Rd, Oxford, OX4 1RB (drop-in available 8am - 10pm)
Employee Assistance Programmes
Many companies offer Employee Assistance Programmes which provide employees with free counselling sessions. Ask your manager/human resources department for information
Independent counsellors and therapists
To find registered psychotherapists and counsellors in your area visit the following websites. Costs vary. Many therapists have their own websites giving further information.
www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
www.psychotherapy.org.uk (UK Council for Psychotherapy)