Finding support outside LSE

If you'd like further support or specific resources, please explore this page.

To download our list of counselling/therapy outside of LSE, including low cost, click here

Sources of support for specific groups

Black and minority ethnic

Chinese Healthy Living Centre provides support for Chinese nationals living in the UK. 

Karma Nirvana offers support to all victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage, and runs a Honour Network Helpline. To see the LSE policy on forced marriage click here

Nafsiyat [https://www.nafsiyat.org.uk/] provides counselling to people experiencing psychological and emotional problems and who may be finding it difficult to access help because of barriers such as culture or language 

The Naz Project provides sexual health/HIV prevention and support services to Black and Minority Ethnic communities in London. 

The Sharan Project offers advice and assistance to ethnic minority women, particularly of South Asian origin, who may need to leave home forcefully or voluntarily, with a focus on issues such as cultural conflict, forced marriage and violence. 

LGBTQ+

East London Out Project (ELOP) provides a range of services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. 

London Friend https://londonfriend.org.uk/ Charity offering counselling, drug & alcohol service, social support groups, sexual health advice, to the LGBT community. 

The London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard is helpline and information for gay and lesbian people. 

The Pink Practice is a lesbian and gay counselling and psychotherapy service based in central London. 

Imaan is a social support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Muslims, which offers advice and support through their website. 

MINDLINE TRANS+ 
If you identify as trans or non-binary, MINDLINE TRANS+ offers a helpline to offer support when you need it. The number is 0300 330 5468. 
The line operates Mondays and Fridays, 8 pm to midnight and is run by trans volunteers 

Transgender Support Groups lists support groups by area both in the UK and elsewhere in the world. 

Useful websites 

Please contact us at student.counselling@lse.ac.uk if you're looking for information about a specific issue and can’t find it listed below.

Alcohol and Drugs

Frank - honest information about drugs: talktofrank.com

Drink Aware - support for understanding drinking and reducing alcohol consumption: drinkaware.co.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous - support and recovery for those having trouble with drinking: alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

NHS - information about getting help for drugs: nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/ 

Antidote - LGBT run and targeted drug and alcohol support service: londonfriend.org.uk/antidote-drugs-alcohol

Anxiety

Anxiety UK - support and resources for living with anxiety: anxietyuk.org.uk

Depression

Students Aagainst Depression - advice, information and guidance to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking: studentsagainstdepression.org

Domestic violence

Women and Girls Network - advice and helplines: wgn.org.uk/our-services/advice-and-helplines 

Refuge - 24hr national domestic abuse hotline: nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Eating disorders

Beat Eating Disorders - information and support: beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Gambling

GamCare - the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling: gamcare.org.uk

Low self-esteem

Mind - about low self-esteem: mind.org.uk

Self-harm

Mind - about self-harm: mind.org.uk

Sexual assault

RASASC - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (free helpline): rasasc.org.uk

Stress

Mind - what is stress? Mind.org.uk

Suicide prevention

Samaritans - 24/7 support via phone or email: samaritans.org

Campaign Against Living Miserably - suicide support and prevention: thecalmzone.net

Papyrus - prevention of young suicide: papyrus-uk.org

Violent crime

Victim Support - get help after experiencing crime: victimsupport.org.uk

 

 

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