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Getting Help


To access Aurora's therapy services you will need to have experienced abuse/trauma in childhood and be 18 or over.   You also need to keep a commitment to your weekly therapy, prioritise your recovery and recognise that hard work and courage is necessary to make progress and heal. Having a drug and/or alcohol addiction will not necessarily preclude you from applying to Aurora but you will need to have at least two years sobriety/abstinence before accessing services at Aurora.


If you feel that Aurora could help you then please do contact us and take that difficult but vital first step.  A warm welcome awaits!



Emergencies or Crises


Unfortunately, Aurora does not have the facilities to offer a 24 hour or emergency service for acute mental health problems or those in severe crisis. If you feel you are need of this kind of specialist healthcare we suggest you contact your GP, CPN or local Accident & Emergency department.


Alternatively, you can contact the Samaritans at the following branches; Putney on 0208 789 9121, Kingston on 0208 399 6676; 7.30am - 10.30pm), UK wide on 08457 909090 (local charges apply), and Republic of Ireland on 1850 609090. You can also e-mail National Samaritans at


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