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Talking it over with someone

Everyone goes through a period of anxiety or distress at some point in their lives and we know that people deal with it in different ways but sometimes it helps to talk it over with a trained counsellor.

Getting help in Blackburn with Darwen

We have a list of local and national support groups and helplines who may be able to offer you help.

Support groups and helplines



Your GP

You can talk to your GP about your problems.  They may refer you onto mental health services.



You can self refer yourself to the Mindcare single point of access mental health service by calling 01254 226037.



The British Association for Counselling (BACP) has an excellent website and you can use the search facility to find other counselling services.

Visit the BACP website


Or you can look on the Counselling Directory website for a local counsellor

Visit the Counselling Directory website 



Maundy Relief Counselling

Maundy Relief in Accrington provides a free counselling service.  They are a professional organisation with over fifty counsellors. They offer counselling to anyone who needs it, working without judgement and respecting each individual fully. 

Some of the concerns which their clients seek to address in counselling include:

· Depression
· Anxiety
· Trauma
· Mental health issues
· Substance misuse
· Relationship problems
· Abuse
· Bereavement
· Suicidal feelings
· Self Harm

For more information please contact Maundy Relief.

Maundy Relief (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual needs)
Address: 29-31 Abbey Street, Accrington BB5 1EN.
Phone: 01254 232328


East Lancashire Women's Centres

East Lancashire Women's Centres provide support, information and therapeutic services for women from crisis into education, volunteering or employment.  This includes counselling, CBT, CCBT, group work for survivors of abuse and bereavement support, free legal service, personal development courses, outreach parenting courses, volunteering, and mentoring, advice with housing and debt and library/information resources.  They are a BACP Accredited counselling service and all their interventions are evidence based and adhere to NICE guidelines.  They are a Go Online Centre and offer support with basic IT skills to gain accredited qualifications.

Counselling is available by appointment in the following languages: - English, Urdu, Guajarati, and Punjabi.

Through their Vision project, they offer casework with women with an offending history or at risk of offending and/or with complex needs including substance misuse and services are free to access.

Hours of opening - 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday (late appointments available on Wednesdays).  Also open in Accrington and  Burnley with outreach provision across the county.

Lancashire Women
Address: 33 King Street, Blackburn BB2 2DH
Phone: 0300 330 1354


Please note: The organisations listed on this page are not endorsed or recommended by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and the contact details are provided for information only.

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