Self Help Groups

At Red Umbrella, we aim to show you just how truly effective self-help groups can be on your road to recovery.

There are many self-help groups for people suffering from addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcoholism. Many people seek support from a self-help organisation as soon as they become aware of their problems. 

Some find long-term sobriety and happiness from a self-help group without having any other treatment, but unfortunately this is unusual. Most self-help groups, by their own admission, have a very low success rate in dealing with addictions. 

But when self-help groups are used as part of after-care treatment – an on-going support network after residential treatment or intensive day-care therapy – they can be very effective.

How we can find the best self-help group for you

We at Red Umbrella endorse no one and have no particular preference to any method of achieving long-term sobriety, as long as it works for the individual. Call us for a chat on +44 (0)300 002 0061, or send us a message to find out how we can find the right self-help group for you.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

With membership open to everyone who wants to tackle a drinking problem, Alcoholics Anonymous is an international society and available almost everywhere. The non-professional, self-supporting fellowship was started by Bill Wilson and Dr Bob in 1935 and is known for the 12 steps and “The Big Book”. AA – ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

We are here to help, whatever the problem.

Depression, Bullying, Anxiety, Gambling, Fear of Job/career prospects, Alcohol Use Disorder (drink at work and post drinking hangovers), Eating disorders, Panic attacks, Bereavement, Substances (illegal and prescribed), Bipolar, OCD, PTSD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD), General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder.

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