< Back to directory
Download Entry Print Entry

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)


PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) is a national project set up in 2010 as part of the charity START (Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust) PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality by informing and supporting.

  • They can help direct survivors towards a ‘dissociation-friendly therapist’ by means of their register, which lists details of 1400+ counsellors and therapists in the UK willing to work with trauma and dissociation.

  • Run a weekly ‘drop-in’ telephone helpline for survivors.

  • Provide signposting, advice and support by phone and email at other times of the week.

  • Online Forum : PODS runs an online support forum for dissociative survivors and their supporters, for mutual support towards recovery. It is fully moderated by a professional.

  • The focus of the forum is on mutual support in the area of adult functioning, rather than being a sharing space for traumatic material or developmentally-younger parts of the personality. We are specifically providing a more psychoeducational slant and recognise that there are other forums available on the internet which serve a different purpose.

  • They also provide information via articles and publications.

  • Adults 18+ Service.



Contact Details

HELPLINE 0800 1814420, TELEPHONE SUPPORT 01480 413582, OFFICE 01480 878409

EMAIL SUPPORT elisabeth@pods-online.org.uk, GENERAL info@pods-online.org.uk


3 Archers Court Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE29 6XG

Other Info

Opening times:
The Helpline runs on Tuesdays 1-5pm. Telephone Support Outside of the helpline hours you can telephone and leave a message and Elisabeth Allan will get back to you when she is able to (she works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). Email Support Elisabeth Allan will aim to respond to emails on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.


Disabled Access:


Other information:

Last updated:
8th May 2018