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The psychological principles underpinning the Better app are, to a great degree, based around the organising ideas of the Human Givens. We’d like to acknowledge the improvements in psychological knowledge offered through the organising ideas of Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, founders of Human Givens.
Over more than 60 years Mind has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems. Because of Mind, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to its information and services. The Mind website has excellent guides to support and services section on its website, which you can access below.
Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, providing a safe place to talk for anyone who is struggling to cope, whoever you are and whatever life has done to you.
Originally established in 1974 by Chad Varah (founder of the Samaritans), then recently launched as an independent charity in 2012, Befrienders Worldwide is a dynamic and expanding global network of 349 emotional support centres in 32 countries, spanning 5 continents. These centres are staffed by more than 25,000 volunteers who provide vital support to an estimated 7 million service users each year. Befrienders Worldwide centres provide an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard. This is via telephone helplines, SMS messaging, face to face, internet chat, outreach and local partnerships.