There may be times when you find yourself or someone that you care for in extreme difficulties and you may need help very quickly. Locally and nationally, there are people and systems set up to deal with these types of situations.
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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES IN DORKING, EPSOM AND LEATHERHEAD DEANERIES
Before you engage with a therapist, you may want to consider reading this excellent guide on how to access services, and what to expect from The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), a professional body and a charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the public.
Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.
There are six services open in town centre locations across Surrey and North East Hampshire to residents of any district or borough within this area. So, for example, if you live in Epsom you could go to the Guildford Safe Haven.
They are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays and are designed to give adults a safe alternative to A&E when in crisis (please see individual services for detailed opening times).
Each Safe Haven is staffed by a mental health practitioner from Surrey and Borders Partnership and two trained Safe Haven workers. Peer support from people with lived experience of mental health issues is also increasingly available. These are the nearest Safe Havens to Dorking: