WHERE TO FIND HELP? – START HERE

 

START WITH OUR WEBSITE

We have an entire section of our website dedicated to information: click here. You’ll find over 125 articles, many by Carolyn Spring, as well as a large number from other survivors and also a number of professionals working in this field. The articles are divided into various categories:

INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION ABOUT DISSOCIATION AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS

We have produced a leaflet called Information for Professionals: Dissociative Identity Disorder which is also relevant to survivors. You can view and download a free PDF here.

There are also a number of articles on the PODS website which provide information that might be helpful:

 

WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE ON THE PHONE?

PODS offers a support service and helpline run by Elisabeth Allan:

  • The helpline is open on a Tuesday between 1.00pm and 5.00pm (0800 181 4420). More details are here
  • Outside of these times you can call 01480 413582 and leave a message and Elisabeth will get back to you
  • You can email elisabeth@pods-online.org.uk
  • For details of helplines run by other organisations please click here

WHAT THERAPY IS ABOUT

Some articles you also might find helpful to read:

    IS RECOVERY POSSIBLE?

    At PODS we believe firmly the answer is YES! Though it can be a hard and long journey. Some articles which might be of encouragement are:

    SEEKING A DIAGNOSIS

    The first step towards assessing the likelihood of a dissociative disorder is to fill in some screening tools. You can read more about this and find the tools here.

    LOOKING FOR SUPPORT GROUPS?

    We currently aren’t in a position to run any face-to-face support groups but we are aware of other organisations who do offer such services. There are also organisations who offer group therapy/counselling sessions. These groups tend to be facilitated by a trained counsellor/psychotherapist and follow more of a structure than support groups. You can find out about these groups here.

    INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS

    These articles might be helpful to pass on to your therapist (if you already have one) or to other professionals:

    OUTSIDE THE UK?

    Our support service is open to those outside of the UK. Elisabeth does email and speak on the phone with people from Australia, the USA and other areas. The ISSTD treatment guidelines do apply internationally. You might also find the following external websites helpful: