It is recognised throughout the world that 'the Arts' , is in all its forms, great therapy for the human race. Audiences and participants alike benefit in the experience. It enhances wellbeing, confidence and sense of purpose to life, and those of us lucky enough to indulge and partake help to spread those feelings. But it's when 'life' becomes so stressful and those avenues are blocked for whatever reason then other forms of help are needed. Here are some of those local organisations who can do just that.
LIFELINE 08088088000 if you or someone you know is in distress or despair call free* local 24hrs/7days/52weeks. Calls to Lifeline are answered by local ,qualified counsellors, providing immediate assistance and support. Action Mental Health 028 3839 2314 or Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 They can help with trauma, self-harm, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. When the 'laugh' is out of life and you need someone to talk to, ring.