(following your personal consultation)
Therapy Programmes (3 or 6 session programmes)
Manasa Ayurveda Therapy programmes include (3 or 6) 2 hour one-to-one sessions, usually on a weekly basis. Following your consultation, your therapy programme will be personally tailored and designed with you. It will include Buddhist Āyurvedic counselling (anusāsanī), and will be co-designed with you based on your experiences to include guided meditations, dietary and exercise suggestions, self-care support and direct personal physical therapies (yukthivyapāsraya) such as Shirodhara and many others specifically tailored for you.
(following your personal consultation)
Our supported self-care programmes usually have a focus on:
Detox (ama pachana)
Our self-care support programme includes:
Four telephone support sessions with a Manasa Ayurveda Therapist over a three-month period.
Online Self-Care Resource Pack containing useful online resources (e.g. personal detox diary).
Availability of specialist personally tailored therapy products (found in our online shop).
Additional Sources of Support
If you are not already registered with a GP practice, or would like to change your GP, you have the legal right to choose a GP practice that best suits your needs. You can compare GP practices according to facilities, services, access and performance before you decide. Ask friends, relatives and others you trust for their thoughts and recommendations. Information on how to register with a GP practice is available on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk
If you or anyone you know would like to stop smoking there are free smoking cessation services within the NHS.
Mental health crisis
A mental health crisis can mean different things to different people. In a mental health crisis, you might feel so distressed that you want to harm yourself or someone else. You might hear unpleasant voices, or feel that people are watching you or trying to hurt you. At such times it can help to tell someone you trust, maybe a family member or a friend. They can be with you and help you decide what to do. They can also contact services on your behalf.
For urgent help:
Call 111 to speak to the free NHS helpline for anyone with an urgent healthcare need. Tell them if you need a translator. They can:
give you self-care advice
connect you to a nurse or GP
book you a face-to-face appointment
send an ambulance, if necessary
direct you to the local service that can help you best
If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives.
For less urgent help:
Speak to your GP. They can put you in touch with local services.
Contact the Samaritans - Call for free: 116 123 (24 hours a day) email: email@example.com
London and national contacts (numbers beginning 0800 and 0808 are free to call from landlines and mobiles. 0300 numbers are local rate)
Alcoholics Anonymous – call: 08009177650 (24 hours) www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) For men of all ages – call: 08008025858 (5pm to midnight) www.thecalmzone.net
Alzheimer’s Society – call: 03002221122 (various times) www.alzheimers.org.uk
Domestic Violence Helpline – freephone: 08082000247 (24 hours a day) email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.refuge.org.uk
FRANK (Drugs and alcohol advice) – call: 03001236600 (24 hours a day) www.talktofrank.com
HOPElineUK: For those aged up to 35 – call: 0800 068 41 41 text: 07786209697 email: email@example.com www.papyrus-uk.org
LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender+) – Switchboard call: 03003300630 (10am to 10pm) firstname.lastname@example.org
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) – call: 0808 801 0331 (various times) www.napac.org.uk
Rape Crisis (support for women and girls) – call: 08088029999 (various times) www.rapecrisis.org.uk
SANEline – call: 03003047000 (6pm to 11pm)
Silverline: support for older people – call: 08004708090 (24 hours) www.thesilverline.org.uk
Victim Support – call: 08081689111 (various times) www.victimsupport.org.uk