You can register for free NHS Anger Management Therapy if you are struggling with anger issues, but as with all things free, there are pros and cons.
The Good News
Not many people know this, but you can access free psychological therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on the NHS.
This NHS service can be used to help with anger management and other mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety or depression.
And you don’t even have to go in to see your GP either, as you can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service.
Depending on where you live, you’ll also need to be aged 16, 17, 18 or over. You need to check this with individual services.
Children and young people who aren’t eligible for psychological therapies can get support with mental and emotional problems from their local child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS).
The Bad News
Due to the substantially high demand put on the NHS for mental health services, the waiting times can be very long.
I speak to people daily who have been on the waiting list for a while, some of them for longer than a year.
In addition to this, there’s also a good chance you might not be able to hand-select your therapist, which can really have a negative impact on how effective the therapy will be for you.
I cannot stress how important it is to try and get help urgently if anger issues affect your overall quality of life on a daily basis.
NHS Anger Management Therapy Alternatives
If you have the budget, you can get anger management help from a private therapist or coach like myself.
I help people with anger management daily, and many have also tried anger management on the NHS and via other private therapists without success.
If you’re more into self-help, then my free guide on how to control your anger might be worth a read.
Need Urgent Help?
If you need urgent help, you can always call Samaritans free on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.