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Supporting mission personnel and humanitarian workers worldwide

Alternative services

If you like our services but would find it hard to use them because you are unable to travel to our base, please consider contacting us, as we may be able to travel to you, or to offer services by phone, email, or Skype.

Sometimes our services will not be suitable for you, and it would be better for you to find services based nearer you. This page may give you some ideas about where to look. Please click on the links below to find people who may be able to help you where you are located.

Please note that this list does not attempt to be comprehensive, but simply gives a few ideas about how to contact suitable service providers around the world. You are advised to discuss directly with the providers themselves whether they would be suitable. See disclaimer.

If you still can't find help after looking through the links below, you are welcome to contact us, as we may have other suggestions.

Contact us if you have questions about any of these links.

British Isles

  • If you are looking for therapy or other psychological services in the UK, the first person to contact is usually your own doctor (GP).
  • They can generally make a referral to a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health professional or team if this is needed, and some surgeries have a counsellor working within the practice.
  • If neither the National Health Service nor our services are suitable, you may find some of the following useful.

  • London & South East

  • Debriefing and support for Christian workers is available via Across The Bridge, based in London.
  • Debriefing and retreats are available at Penhurst Retreat Centre in East Sussex.

  • Scotland

  • Healthlink360, based near Edinburgh (tel. +44 (0)131 653 6767), offers medical and psychological assessments and treatment. Accommodation may be available.

  • Ireland (North and Republic)

  • Tropical Medicine Bureau for travel medicine clinics with locations in Belfast and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Comhlámh (based in Dublin) runs re-entry events and courses and provides debriefing and counselling.

  • General

  • Member care and human resources services listed by Global Connections.
  • To find a counsellor, see British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • To find a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, see British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
  • To find a psychotherapist, see United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
  • For NHS specialist trauma units in UK, see UK Psychological Trauma Soceity.
  • To find an accredited Christian counsellor, contact the Association of Christian Counsellors.
  • For advice and counselling for people from minority ethnic groups, contact Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre on 020 7263 6947.
  • For the Women’s Therapy Centre, click here.

  • Mainland Europe

  • Geneva: Le Rucher, a Christian centre which provides residential help e.g. after serious traumatic incidents such as kidnapping.
  • Budapest. The Budapest Care Center offers counselling in English or Hungarian for Christian workers.

  • North America

  • Pasadena, CA: The Headington Institute.
  • Fresno, CA: Link Care.
  • Northern California: Lassen Retreat House email: sozocare@yahoo.com.
  • Falmouth, Maine: Sunrise Seminars.

  • Africa

  • Amani Counselling Centre has experience counselling aid workers. The main base is in Nairobi, and there are satellite branches in Kisumu, Nyeri and Mombasa.
  • Tumaini Counselling Centre in Nairobi provides counselling for missionaries.

  • Malaysia

    To locate help in Malaysia, particularly for mission workers, see Oasis Member Care.


    Services for humanitarian workers

  • A list of counsellors worldwide who specialise in supporting humanitarian workers is available at the Headington Institute.
  • For another list of international centres and therapists specialising in helping aid workers / missionaries, see Member Care Associates and select ‘Organizations’ and then ‘Organization list’.
  • Low-cost services are available through internet or telephone from Psychology Support Without Borders.
  • To locate help in Malaysia, particularly for mission workers, see Oasis Memeber Care
  • The Centre for Humanitarian Psychology in Geneva offers free, confidential psychological support to expatriates by email. Contact support@humanitarian-psy.org.

  • Services for mission workers

    Information about services for missionaries is available at
  • Oscar, the UK Information Service for World Mission,
  • Global Member Care (click on ‘Global map’), and
  • Narramore Christian Foundation.
  • For information about retreats for single missionaries in various countries (at very low cost), see Mission Encouragement Trust.
  • For details of free retreats for missionaries, see Barnabas International.

  • Crisis response

  • For help in responding to crises, see Crisis Consulting International (or email info@CriCon.org).

  • Third Culture Kids

  • An international list of therapists who work with Third Culture Kids is available from the International Therapist Directory.

  • Online therapy

    Information about online therapy is available at Counselling Resource.

    No Panic. Self-help advice and treatment for people with anxiety disorders, based on cognitive behaviour therapy.

    The following websites provide free cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self-help programmes for people suffering from depression:
  • Mood Gym.
  • Blue Pages.

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