Places That Help


Eating Disorders:


  • E Scrivener: A New Name: (IVP, 2012) – my testimony.
  • E Scrivener: What does the Bible really say about Eating Disorders: (booklet for sufferers and loved ones), (Day One)
  • E Scrivener: A New Day: (IVP, 2017) (book which deals with different areas of life/mental health for sufferers/loved ones)
  • J Treasure: Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers.
  • Devotions for those in ED recovery (written by those in ED recovery) ‘Beyond the Looking Glass’





Books (from Christian perspective):

  • Self-Injury: When Pain Feels Good – Edward T. Welch, P&R publishing, 2004
  • I’m not Supposed to Feel Like This: A Christian Self-Help Approach to Depression and Anxiety – Williams, Richards and Whitton, Hodder and Stoughton, 2002 .
  • Lysamena Project website – a very helpful website on self-harm in general with stuff from both a general and a Christian perspective

Sexual abuse:

  • Darkness to Light:  offers training and information on preventing child sexual abuse.
  • Dan Allender centre: Christian resources, conferences and articles on surviving abuse (based in US)
  • range of resources/help for all kinds of abuse
  • NSPCC: offers help for adult survivors of childhood abuse too: here
  • The Survivor’s Trust: national umbrella agency for over 135 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.
  • Survivor’s UK; for male survivors of sex abuse
  • Victim support: support for women affected by rape or abuse
  • Open Hearts Ministry: based in US, they provide training for people to care for and enable those who have been abused to share their stories.



  • Anxiety UK, (0844 477 5774)
  • No Panic, (0808 808 0545) Helps people suffering from anxiety disorders, provides support to sufferers and their families and carers
  • Social Anxiety UK: Volunteer led organisation with chatroom, support/social groups, info on cognitive behavioural therapy
  •  information and advice on all aspects of anxiety and panic
  • improving mental health and emotional well being
  • : information relating to anxiety, panic disorder, stress and depression
  • for sufferers of panic, anxiety, phobias and OCD
  • self-help on panic attacks, phobias, anxiety, stress, OCD, relaxation exercises
  • self-help for anxiety
  • Talks given by Christians via
    • Glynn Harrison: When Is Anxiety a Sin? Anxiety in the Bible 20 Jun 2013
    • Richard Winter: Anxiety: Ally or Enemy? 1 Jan 2005
    • Richard Winter: Understanding Anxiety: Psychological, Biological, and Existential Factors 28 May 2013
    • Richard Winter: Healing Deeper Disordered Emotions 22 May 2016


  • Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire: fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems
  • Addaction: A specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity. Their addiction services are free and confidential:
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 0845 769 7555. email:
  • Drinkline – National Alcohol Helpline: Tel: 0800 917 8282: Offers help to callers worried about their drinking and support to the family and friends of people who are drinking. Advice to callers on where to get help.
  • NHS Choices:  information on alcohol, including a unit calculator and an iphone app
  • Turning Point: is a national health and social care provider, with information and advice for friends and family. Tel: 020 7481 7600 or for friends and family: tel: 020 7481 7600

General Mental Health:

Church-run courses:

  • Freedom in Christ: list of churches which run the course, which helps people grasp all that happened the moment they became Christians and who we are in Christ.
  • Christian mindfulness: a course on prayer, meditation and mindfulness, (available online and as day workshops).Wanting to know more about Christianity:

Infertility/Miscarriage/Child loss:

Domestic abuse

Walking with Domestic Abuse Sufferers, Helen Thorne, IVP, 2018
Sex addiction/Pornography:
  • (for women struggling with porn/sexual addiction)
  • Allender, Dan and Longman III, Tremper: God Loves Sex – An Honest Conversation about Sexual Desire and Holiness, (Baker Books, 2014)
  • Chester, Tim: Captured by a Better Vision: Living Porn Free, IVP 2010
  • Thorne, Helen: Purity is Possible – How to Live Free of the Fantasy Trap, The Good Book Company, 2014
  • Schaumburg, Harry: False Intimacy – Understanding the Struggle of Sexual addiction, Navpress, 1997.
  • *Stringer, Jay: Unwanted, Navpress, 2018

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