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Free resources if you
are anxious in the

Perhaps you are looking for a counsellor because you are experiencing distress right now, in this moment.

Please use this page to follow links to soothing and calming resources which can help you immediately. For crisis support please scroll to the bottom.

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Anxiety help links...

Poetsin self-help package pdf 

Free for download, an excellent self-help package in pdf format offered by a creative mental health charity.

Anna Freud self-care ideas webpage 

A rich resource page with lots of ideas about taking care of yourself and your mental wellbeing.

Headspace free 10-minute guided meditation 

Headspace is an excellent App which can help enormously if you are a interested in meditating but are a complete beginner. Try this 10-minute free meditation on the headspace website to help calm your body right now. 

This is a helpful game, on a practical level, which can be useful for young people and/or students. You can take this online multi-choice walk-through checklist to bring awareness to all the factors which might contribute to how you're feeling right now.


Safe Havens locally, (Surrey and Borders, NHS) 

Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.

The Safe Havens are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
The Safe Havens are designed to provide adults with a safe alternative to A&E when in crisis.

In addition, each of the Safe Havens is also now offering a daily online service between 6-11pm so that people can receive expert advice and support without having to leave home.


You can also: 

  • call Surrey and Borders' Mental Health Crisis Helpline on: 0800 915 4644 or by SMS text: 07717 989 024 

  • contact SHOUT by SMS text on 85258

  • contact Samaritans on 116 123 or email them at

  • download the Stay Alive app on Google play

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