NHS Choices is an online service providing health information, signposts to services and self-help charity websites. In particular, the site features articles and guides for people suffering mental health problems and has been prepared by mental health experts from the Department of Health.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Their website contains a wealth of fact sheets on a broad range of topics, including an excellent “How to…” and “Understanding…” series.
This Australian website provides valuable self-help resources on a number of topics including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism and procrastination.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists the main professional organisation of psychiatrists in the United Kingdom. This site provides a series of helpful leaflets for the general public on common mental health issues: Anorexia and Bulimia; Bereavement; Depression; Sleep Problems; Memory Problems; Anxiety and Phobias; Schizophrenia; Stress; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
This is a central site for all Student Counselling Services in UK universities. It has a useful ‘Guide to Problems and Solutions’, which provides links to practical help pages available on various UK university web sites, all of which approach the problems from a student perspective.
Time to Change is an organisation working to end Mental Health Discrimination
The City Mental Health Alliance is a collaborative venture founded by City businesses, aiming to create a culture of good mental health for City workers, share best practice and increase mental health understanding.
Mental Health First Aid is an organisation which trains employees to identify common symptoms and learn how to act upon them.
“Changing the conversation and tackling the stigma around mental health”
Mental Health Research charity helping raise awareness and understanding of mental health
The Campaign Against Living Miserably offer a helpline for men in the UK who are down, or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.
Women’s mental health charity with resources and support.
Helps women across the UK get consistent, accessible and quality care and support for their mental health during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth.
A women’s mental health crisis centre and residential stay in a domestic setting, as an alternative to acute admission.
Provides therapy for women for a range of areas.
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Frank helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs. For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK.
This is a charity for people who feel that life is no longer worth living i.e. have suicidal thoughts. They offer face to face 50 minute appointment every fortnight where they can talk about their feeling without judgement or advice to a volunteer. It is based in Pimlico., email@example.com
The Samaritans is a UK charity which exists to provide confidential non-judgmental emotional support to anyone who is experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
The Samaritans can be contacted on Freephone 116 123 at any time, including over Christmas and the New Year when they offer a 24-hour phone service.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Samaritans.org/centrallondon
The Counselling Directory is a website that offers help in finding a counsellor or psychotherapist near you.
British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bio/social/neurological view to depression Mental pain makes sense, it awakens our sense that something is wrong and needs addressing – Johann Hari’s Ted Interview sets out the causes of depression and so how it can be tackled thinking about it in terms of social, biological, evolutionary and autobiographical factors. Some interesting ideas for organisations/leaders about how a lack of autonomy for employees can increase depression and anxiety. It also makes the case for not relying on antidepressants as a long term solution.
- The Examined Life – Stephen Grozs
- Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E Frankl
- Why Love Matters – Sue Gerhardt
- Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure – Robert De Board
- In Therapy -How Conversations with Therapists Really Work – Susie Orbach
- Love’s Executioner – Irvin. D. Yalom
- A Grief Observed – C.S.Lewis
- What Colour is my Parachute? – Richard N Bolles
- The Unfinished Project – Lorenzo C Simpson
- Thinking, Fast and Slow – David Kahneman
- The Brain at Work – David Rock
- Why do People get ill? – Darian Leader
- Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ – Daniel Goleman
- The Unconscious at Work – Anton Obholzer