The Clinic for Dissociative Studies was established in 1998, and is one of the few national centres of specialist expertise in the care and treatment of people with dissociative disorders. The Clinic does not treat patients privately but only via NHS referral, which is usually made by a patient’s GP or an NHS consultant psychiatrist in their local area (see (see 'Information for patients' for more details).
The MindinfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.
Dissociative disorders are ones that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception. It’s a condition which affects a person’s mental health. A person with a dissociative disorder has an altered sense of reality. They can affect people of all ages. This link is an expert child health factsheet on the causes, symptoms and treatment of Dissociative disorder and where to get help.
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Disorders)
PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting. PODS also provides information and awareness training days/workshops to inform and educate about the reality of living with and recovering from dissociation, trauma and sexual abuse, suitable both for dissociative survivors, their supporters and professionals such as counsellors and psychotherapists, opportunities for survivors, partners and supporters to meet together and provide mutual support, a weekly telephone helpline, ongoing e-mail support, resources such as a magazine, Resource Guides and Emergency DID Information cards and signposting to other organisations.
First Person Plural is the only national survivor-led membership charity in the UK which exclusively works for and on behalf of those affected by dissociative identity disorder (DID) and offers support and information for people who experience complex dissociative distress conditions, their family, friends and professional allies.