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Counselling as therapy is offered by community mental health teams for people who receive mental health services.
Many organisations in the voluntary sector offer services depending on the nature of the counselling required. Some counselling is therapeutic whereas other services may provide information, advice and support.
There are several different routes to receiving counselling. You may already have help from mental health services or social care services and they will advise you how to get the support you need. Other routes that you can use are:
You can find your local doctor or GP using the NHS - find and choose services website.
Mental health issues
We work in partnership with health trusts and other organisations throughout the County to provide specialist mental health services to support people affected by mental health problems. For more information, including what services are available in North Yorkshire, see the mental health section.
Information for alcohol and drug misuse
Bereavement - advice and support
When somebody close to you dies, you will need advice and support to help you deal with your loss. See the bereavement - advice and support page for advice and sources of support at this difficult time.
The Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) offers support in the aftermath of a traumatic incident to those who have been affected by the event. See the post-incident support page for more information and sources of support.