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Hi there...

Over the past few years a spotlight has been shone on mental health. Unfortunately, there's still a stigma attached to it and when people do take the plunge and reach out for help, it isn't as accessible as it could be.

glyde was born to connect you with trained therapists who will help you make sense of life's bumps and dips. We want you to glide (or 'glyde' as we like to spell it) through life.

Our mission is to normalise therapy and make it more accessible. All of us need help from time to time and a conversation can make all the difference.

glyde was founded by a group of technologists, professionals and entrepreneurs whose families, friends and organisations had been profoundly affected by mental health issues.

The idea came from them wanting to help the people they love and work with, but not knowing where or who to turn to. Exasperated with wait times, tired and frustrated by corporate assistance programs, they knew there must be a better way.

They wanted to create something positive that could have a huge impact on both individuals and the organisations they work in.

“You shouldn’t have to live in a big city, have to take time off work, or wait three months for an appointment to speak to a therapist. With glyde, you just need a phone and somewhere comfortable to chat. We hope you like what we're doing, and if you have any feedback .” Spencer Scher, founder of glyde

Have a question?

What is therapy?

Therapy is a conversation with a professional who is trained to help you explore, understand and manage thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours that affect your life in a negative way.

When is therapy right for me?

Talking to someone about a problem or issue is beneficial to everyone. If something hasn’t felt right for a while, even if you can't put your finger on what is wrong, then therapy can help you address these issues that may be affecting your work, study or homelife.

You might feel like therapy is only for extreme cases, but we want to make speaking to a therapist as routine as seeing a dentist or doctor. Why? Because we all have issues – every one of us – and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. In today’s always-on, always-connected society, it's essential to take a time out.

glyde should not be treated as an emergency service. If you are in danger of self-harm, please visit your local Accident & Emergency (A&E) department or book an Emergency GP appointment as soon as possible.

What can therapy treat?

Depression, anxiety, stress – pretty much anything that's troubling you or causing you to feel down.

The sheer act of talking to someone often helps people uncover underlying causes for many issues. Perhaps it's a particularly stressful period in your life – work issues, loss, relationships, health or money worries – or sometimes it's just an accumulation of mental wear and tear. Talking to a trained professional can help with all of these things.

What about my privacy?

Your therapist won't divulge any details of your therapy to anyone. If your employer is paying, they won't even know that you've booked an appointment.

Your personal details (name, email address etc.) are encrypted on our database and no details about your therapy itself is stored on our system.

Apart from you, the only person who will ever know any details of your treatment is your therapist.

How does video calling work?

Many therapists offer the option of video calling – this will be stated on their profile page. Both Zoom and Skype are free of charge, though you'll need to download their software onto your device.

Your session will begin by phone and can continue by video call if desired.