The Trevor Project

American initiative. Very helpful if you have any questions about LGBTQ+ communities and mental health. You can start a chat as an international help seeker to speak to a counsellor.

113 Zelfmoord Preventie (Suïcide Prevention)

Contact Number/Helpline: +31 (0)800-0113 (LGBTQ+ friendly), or you could start a chat online through their website.

Centrum Seksueel Geweld

This centre offers professional help to everyone who has recently experienced an unwanted sexual encounter. You can call or chat anonymously on their website.

Tel: +31(0)800-0188 or chat anonymously on their website.

COC Nederland

This organisation is the largest in the Netherlands and looks after the well-being of people belonging to the LGBTQ+ community. Besides that they are also able to help inclusively, taking into account religion, faith and background.

Contact number: +31 (0)20 623 45 96

E-mail address: info@coc.n

Blijf Groep

This is an organisation where you could find help and a safe haven away from domestic abuse and violence. There are multiple shelters in the Netherlands. The shelters are open to both men and women.

Looking for help? You can call: +31 (0)88 234 24 50 Also if you identify as male

Kopp-Kind (Kinderen van ouders met psychische problemen)

This is a term used for (adult) children who have grown up with parents who experience psychological difficulties. The website is completely dedicated to explaining what it means to be a kopp-kind, further readings on the subject and where you could find help if needed.

Inclusive Therapists

This community connects you to inclusive therapists who are trained in being inclusive to every body. It is an American initiative, however it publishes articles on the matter too, as well as online trainings for mental health professionals, to invite racial, gender and sexuality inclusivity into practice.

On this website or in the app, you can talk to an online psychologist that is licensed and covered by most Dutch insurances. You will need a referral from your general practitioner, however there are no waiting lists involved. You can sign up for your first session on their website. 

Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI

This is the Trauma Center connected to the JRI research organisation in Boston. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga has worked together with JRI since the beginning. You can find information about the trauma center research and happenings on their website.

The International Association of Yoga Therapists

On this website you can find accredited yoga therapy trainings and also dates for upcoming conferences.

The Yoga Therapy Institute is a platform for educative yoga therapy and training, as well as an institute for therapy through yoga.

This yoga studio in Amsterdam offers yoga classes and works with Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland to facilitate face-to-face lessons at Delight Yoga Studio. Every Wednesday you can practice trauma-sensitive yoga at Delight Yoga. If you’re interested, you’re welcome to get in contact with Delight Yoga or via

The Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Boston is where the facilitators have trained that facilitate the online lessons for Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland. They are all in good standing with the Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Boston. You can find out more about them here.

Esther van der Sande holds all memberships and alliances for Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland. Would you like to know more about Yoga Alliance? Take a look on their website.

Esther van der Sande is a member of the ‘Vereniging Yogadocenten Nederland’. If you’d like to find out more about them, you are welcome to visit their website.