English Support Group Bangkok

A free drop-in support group for English-speaking expats and Thais who need support. Call Scott on 02-107-2661 for more info.

Why join an Emotional Support Group?

Joining a support group can help when something significant has occurred in your life and you're finding it hard to manage the problem alone. You can meet and talk with others in a similar situation. Dealing with life change can feel very isolating when you're an expat in a foreign country . But there's relief in sight: everyone I work with says they felt tangible relief after attending their first support group.

IMPORTANT: I do not provide emergency or crisis services. If you need immediate assistance refer to the list below.

The English Support Group is free to attend. It's a drop-in group which means you can attend for one session or more - it's always completely up to you. The group is professionally facilitated by a counsellor (me: Scott). You must meet with me first for a short check-in and 'intake' meeting. Every member must agree to protect the confidentiality of every other member, before they attend the group.

Our group starts again on Sunday 19 Jan from 10am to 11.30am

Three things you need to know right now...

  • You are not alone - there are other going through similar things as well. Hearing from them can help you adapt more quickly and make positive decisions about your situation.

  • This is not your fault - everyone experiences problems in their lives and

  • It's ok to reach out for help - you are not weak for wishing to reach out for connection with others. In fact, this a really smart thing to do - they say a problem shared is a problem halved.

The most important thing you need to know is that finding others in a similiar situation to you can help you quickly adapt and process the information you've received or experience you're having.


There's no need to be alone with your problem.

Emergency help in Thailand

There are limited options for crisis intervention in Thailand. Unfortunately, if you need immediate help late at night it may be that the only option is the police. If before 10pm, the Samaritans have English speaking counsellors available. Here's a list of options that I hope are useful.

Samaritans of Thailand

Hotline: 02 713 6793

Go to their website here.

Email their hotline here.

ABOUT: Samaritans is not 24-hour service but operated every day from 12 noon to 10pm.

Bangkok Hospital

Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Center

Call: 02 310 3000

Go to their website here.

Email them here.

ABOUT: Bangkok Hospital's BMRC is dedicated to both mental health issues and addiction disorders. They have psychologists on duty who may be available without appointment. Note this is not a free service. Your insurance may cover outpatient or inpatient admission for psychiatric help but you will need to contact your insurance company.

Manarom Hospital

Call: 02 725 9595

Go to their website here.

Email them here.

ABOUT: Manarom Hospital has psychiatrists available in an emergency situation. They also have psychologists by appointment. This is not a free service. Again, contact your insurance company for information about cover.



Embassy crisis assistance

Your embassy may provide the best assistance if you're in crisis or experiencing an emergency. Here are some contacts for you to consider:

US Embassy Bangkok

Emergency Line Bangkok: 02 205 4000

Emergency Line Chiang Mai: 053 107 7000

ABOUT: These lines are for emergencies involving American citizens only. 

British Embassy Bangkok

Emergency Line Bangkok: 02 305 8333

ABOUT: These lines are for emergencies involving UK citizens only.

Australian Embassy Bangkok

24-hour Line Bangkok: 02 344 6300 then select option 1 to be transferred to 24 hour help.

ABOUT: These lines are for emergencies involving Australian citizens only.

New Zealand Embassy Bangkok

Contact Bangkok: 022 2542530

Other Embassies please use this website.

Other Emergency Numbers

Police - 191

Public Ambulance (everywhere) - 1669

Public Ambulance (Bangkok) - 1646

Fire Department - 199

General number - 911 (a list of general options are offered in English).

Let's get you feeling better right now...

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