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Help and support services

Anxiety UK helpline: 0844 477 5774 (Monday–Friday 9.30am–5.30pm)
Support, help and information for those with anxiety disorders including PTSD.

ASSIST trauma care helpline: 0178 856 0800
Information and specialist help for people with PTSD and anyone supporting them.


A supportive online community which provides online peer support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)
Information for adults who were abused in childhood, including an online support forum.

Lifecentre helpline: 0808 802 0808
Telephone counselling, support and information for survivors of sexual abuse and anyone supporting them.

Free online self-help guide from the NHS which includes some self-help resources for PTSD.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
0808 801 0331 (freephone, Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm and Friday 10am–6pm)
Support for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, including local support groups.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Information and clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions, including PTSD.

NHS Choices
Provides information on PTSD and complex PTSD, including local talk therapy services.

The Survivors Trust
0178 855 0554
Lists local specialist services for survivors of sexual violence, including advocates and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).

Victim Support
0808 168 9111
An independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Provides emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.

MIND infoline

0300 123 3393


Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Telephone: 0300 5000 927   (10am-2pm Monday to Friday)


Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (6pm-11pm)

The Mix

Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, free to call)
Email: Helpline email form


Telephone: 0800 1111

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To Targeted Parents: You Are the Warrior

Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based "Parental Alienation" (AB-PA)

I recently met with a targeted parent for a consultation.

Following our meeting, I wrote him a follow-up letter to emphasize a point that emerged within our discussion, and I think this broader point is of value for all targeted parents to hear and understand… I am your weapon, not your warrior.  You are the warrior.

So here is my follow-up letter to Tom (not his real name).

Hello Tom,

As a follow-up to our conversation, everything… everything, is within the flow of that-which-leads.  I am just fulfilling my role within a larger force that is guiding things.

One of the elements of this larger guiding force is that it wants to awaken targeted parents from their slumber of helplessness imposed by trauma (this is a trauma pathology moving through generations).

As a result, my role is not to solve things for them – for you.  I am your weapon…

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