Alzheimer's Society - www.alzheimers.org.uk – a UK care and research charity for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers. It provides a network of support and useful information
Anxiety & depression- Let's Talk - www.talk2gether.nhs.uk – Information about anxiety, depression. Includes books for self help, courses that they offer and assessment questionnaires.
'At last a life' by Paul David – by someone who has overcome anxiety. He also has a website - www.anxietynomore.co.uk
Bipolar UK - www.bipolaruk.org.uk - Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. (formerly Manic Depression Fellowship)
Bristol Black Carer's Centre – telephone 01179415303
Bristol Carer's Centre – telephone 01179652200
Bereavement - Cruse www.cruse.org.uk – loss and bereavement support
Carer support - www.carers.org/key-facts-about-carers – Offers easy access to a mass of information for mental health carers, including the carers’ information pack form and a definition of a carer within mental health services.
Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) - www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/ - Based in Western Australia and conducting clinically applied psychosocial research. Features online self-help modules for adults suffering from anxiety, mood , eating disorder and other common mental health issues
Depression - Depression Alliance www.mind.org.uk Lots of information about depression
Depression depiction on You Tube - http://www.upworthy.com/what-is-depression-let-this-animation-with-a-dog-shed-light-on-it?g=2&c=ufb1
Drugs and alcohol – www.talktofrank.com – confidential helpline and information site for everyone concerned about drug use.
Early Intervention (EI) and mental illness - www.eppic.org.au - Links to early intervention services in Australia. It provides information about treatment for service users and carers and includes links to other relevant sites.
EI on Facebook and twitter too.
Eat well plate can be found with other useful info at: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eatwell-plate.aspx Exercise and mental health that you can print - http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/treatmentswellbeing/physicalactivity.aspx
First episode of psychosis - www.2gether.nhs.uk/grip/grip237312.html - GRIP offers advice and help to people in Gloucestershire experiencing their first episode of psychosis. This site introduces the service, offers information for service users and carers likely to be needed and helpful in terms of support. Links to other related sites are listed there.
Get self help – www.get.gg – CBT for a range of issues. Self help info worksheets and handouts
Hearing Voices - www.hearingvoices.org.uk - Links to the Hearing Voices Groups in Gloucestershire. Offers a summary of the group work, venues of groups in the locality, information and literature useful to service users, carers and professionals, including information about recovery. Links to other relevant sites.
Hearing Voices – Eleanor Longden The voices in my head Video on TED.com - a Ted Talk by Eleanor Longden who overcame a diagnosis of schizophrenia and earned a Master's in psychology and demonstrates that the voices in her head were a 'sane reaction to insane circumstances'
Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies - Let's Talk - www.talk2gether.nhs.uk – Information about anxiety, depression. Includes books for self help, courses that they offer and assessment questionnaires.
Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Schizophrenia - www.iris-initiative.org.uk - The Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Schizophrenia, known as IRIS, deals with early interventions for psychosis. It has a practical ‘tool kit’ for interventions and recommends guidelines on best practice for managing first episode psychosis. It has suggestions for service development, how to conduct a care pathway audit and research relating to reducing the impact of psychosis. It has information about training programmes and links with other related sites.
Living Life To The Full – www.llttf.com – a site written by a psychiatrist using CBT for a range of mental health difficulties
Mind - www.mind.org.uk- provides information and advice, and campaigns to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
Mindfulness - Head Space – download a free App for 10 lots of mindfulness exercises each lasting 10 minutes. More can be downloaded at a cost. Also on You tube & books by – Jon Kabett-Zinn (visit to the organisation called Google), Dan Siegel
The Compassionate Mind by Paul Gilbert – the neuroscience and exercises for mindfulness/using a compassionate approach
Mindsight by Dan Siegel – the neuroscience and case studies using the latest evidence of neuroplasticity
Mindfulness for dummies - available as part of the 'dummies' range of books
8 'tracks' from Mark Williams about mindfulness that are free of charge, posted by the author at:
His book Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Prof Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman
Mental Health Carers – can be found on Twitter
MoodGYM -https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome - A free self help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.
National debt Line www.nationaldebtline.co.uk tel: 0808 808 4000
Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health Trust Website www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp - Has useful self help booklets to down load about common mental health issues
Patient . UK - www.patient.uk – excellent information for general public
Psychosis early intervention services www.psychosissucks.ca - Links to early intervention services in Canada. It offers information useful about psychosis in general and its management. There is information about treatment, recovery and other associated issues for service users and carers. It includes information and links to other relevant sites. It is an easy to use site.
Psychosis -'Psychosis is not a badger' – can be found on You tube – a 3 minute introduction to psychosis
Recovering – www.mentalhealthrecovery.com – includes the Wellness recovery Action Plan by Mary Copeland.
Recovery books - Pathways to Recovery: A Strengths Recovery Self-Help Workbook by Priscilla Ridgway, Diane McDiarmid, Lori Davidson and Julie Bayes (10 Nov 2011) .
Also The Trail is the Thing: A Year of Daily Reflections based on Pathways to Recovery: A Strengths Recovery Self-Help... by Lori J Davidson, Suzette Mack, Lesa Weller and Julie Bayes (3 Jan 2013)
Relate – www.relate.org.uk – offers relational counselling, family counselling, children and young people's counselling, sex therapy as well as courses and workshops.
Rethink - 02089 746814 - Mental illness support group and information www.rethink.org
Royal College of Psychiatrists – www.rcpsych.ac.uk – Mental Health information including exercise and mental health
Samaritans - telephone support in at any time in a crisis www.samaritans.org.uk
Saneline - 0845 7678000 – useful information particularly for carers www.sane.org.uk
- 'Stopping The Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self-Injure: A Workbook for Teens Who Self-injure (Teen Instant Help)' (2008) by Lawrence Shapiro
- 'The Parent's Guide to Self Harm: What Parents Need to Know' (2012) by Jane Smith
Sleep hygiene - http://www.patient.co.uk/health/insomnia-poor-sleep
Students site for depression – www.studentdepression.org
'The Chimp Paradox' by Dr Steve Peters – This book is written by a Consultant Psychiatrist who, as well as his role at the University of Sheffield, has also coached athletes at the highest level in cycling, snooker and football.
Peters offers a model for people to understand how the mind works in order to develop an individual's potential confidence, success and happiness. This has been used very successfully by high profile athletres, such as Sir Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins, but is aimed at anyone seeking to achieve potential in these areas for wellbeing.
The model he offers is clearly laid out and full of useful practical exercises for the reader to make understandable that which has often left them upset, confused and frustrated. Download our pdf summary here.
Women’s Aid www.womensaid.org.uk
Young Carers experience on You Tube – Looking after Mum – a 12 minute