Where am I? : Links

Links

Here you will find a list of links compiled by Kat.  For a full list of all Kat’s links (including organisations in Scotland, Ireland and Wales, please click here).  For more information about mental health, specific conditions, treatments and services plese visit My Head Hurts

  • YoungMinds

    • My Head Hurts
      Advice on treatments, your rights and campaigns.
    • Parents Helpline comics
      Comics advising parents on signs to look out for if they are worried about their children.
    • YoungMinds main site
      The leading charity committed to improving children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
  • Advocacy and information

    • Am I OK?
      NHS website to assist young people to recognise difficulties they may be developing.
    • Bipolar Aware
      Information about Bipolar Disorder
    • Centre for Mental Health
      Centre for Mental Health aims to help to create a society in which people with mental health problems enjoy equal chances in life to those without.
    • Children's Legal Centre
      For young people, carers and parents on frequently asked questions on legal issues affecting children.
    • Clinic for Dissociative Studies
      Assessment and treatment of Dissociative Disorders
    • Connexions Direct
      Provides advice on education, careers, housing, money, health and relationships for 13-19 year olds.
    • Headspace Toolkit
      Self-advocacy and rights toolkit for young people in psychiatric units.
    • Mental Health Foundation
      Mental health research, policy and service improvement charity
    • No More Panic
      Information for sufferers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).
    • Office of the Children's Commissioner
      Promoting the views and best interests of children and young people in England.
    • PALS
      Patient Advice and Liaison Service
    • Prescription Costs
      Advice and information about prescription costs
    • PsychNet UK
      Independent site developed for mental health professionals or those interested in mental health practices.
    • SANE
      Provides practical help to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness.
    • Stress and Anxiety in Teenagers
      Resource for managing your stress and anxiety
    • TAG (Trauma and Abuse Group)
      Promotes education and raises awareness in the field of dissociation, attachment, trauma and abuse recovery.
    • The Bipolar Foundation
      An international organisation dedicated to improving treatment and understanding of the causes and effects of bipolar disorder
    • Youth Health Talk
      Young people’s real life experience of health and lifestyle
  • Campaign Groups

    • Barnardos
      Children’s charity
    • Black Mental Health UK
      Empowering African Caribbean communities to improve the Black service user experience and reduce the over representation of Black people at the coercive end of psychiatric care.
    • NSPCC
      Camapigning to end cruelty to children
    • Passionate Media: Speaking Up
      Speaking up about mental illness
    • Shift Stigma
      Campaigning against mental health stigma and discrimination
    • Stand to Reason
      Service-user led organisation working for and with people with mental health difficulties.
    • Time to Change
      Campaigning group fighting mental health stigma
  • Professional Bodies

  • Support groups

    • Am I normal?
      Hearing voices or feeling paranoid? Worried you’re cracking up? Or worried that someone you know might be? This site will give you a bit more information, and may help you decide if you want to get some further help.
    • Anxiety UK
      Supporting people with anxiety
    • Beat
      A charity supporting people with eating disorders and their families.
    • Beat Bullying
      Bullying prevention charity
    • Brook
      Brook provides free confidential sexual health advice, contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling to young people under 25.
    • Bullying UK
      Anti-bullying charity
    • Carers UK
      Provides advice and information for people who care for partners, relatives of friends.
    • Childline
      Free and confidential advice for children and young people.
    • Depression Alliance
      Working to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services
    • First Person Plural
      Survivor-led association for dissociative disorder and similar complex conditions.
    • FRANK
      Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
    • Harmless
      A user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.
    • Mankind Counselling
      Delivering specialist support services to men (18+) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault at any time in their lives
    • Men get Eating Disorders Too
      Raising awareness of eating disorders in men
    • Mind
      Mental Health charity for England and Wales.
    • National Perceptions Forum
      A self help group, run entirely by users of mental health services.
    • National Self Harm Netwtork
      Support for individuals that self harm
    • Nightline
      Student support service
    • No More Panic
      Information for sufferers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).
    • NSPCC
      Child protection charity campaigning to wipe out child abuse.
    • NSPCC
      Camapigning to end cruelty to children
    • OCD Action
      Support and information for OCD sufferers
    • One in Four
      One in Four offers a voice to and support for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.
    • Overeaters Anonymous
      Support group for those who compulsively overeat
    • Papyrus
      Charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
    • Patient Opinion
      Share your story and your ideas to help other patients and improve the NHS.
    • Personality Disorders
      Information and support around personality disorders.
    • PTSD Forum
      Forum for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Rape Crisis – England and Wales
      Website coordinating support centres across England and Wales
    • Respond
      Support group for people with learning disabilities.
    • Rethink
      Charity for those affected by severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder & depression recover a better quality of life.
    • Rethink Mental Illness' Sibling Network
      Get information and advice on coping with mental illness in the family, read sibling stories, and find support as a young sibling, adult sibling, parent or professional.
    • Samaritans
      Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
    • SANE
      Provides practical help to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness.
    • Schizophrenia
      Support group and information about Schizophrenia
    • Schizophrenia World
      Information, advice and support for those diagnosed with Schizophrenia
    • Self Injury Support
      Supporting girls and women in emotional distress
    • Social Anxiety UK
      Information and support for people with social anxiety
    • Supportline
      Confidential, emotional support for children and young adults.
    • The Bipolar Organisation
      Charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers
    • The Hideout
      Space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.
    • The National Association for people abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
      Providing support and information for people abused in childhood.
    • The Site
      Advice, information and support for young people
    • Together
      National charity working alongside people with mental health issues on their journey to leading fulfilling and independent lives.
    • Tourettes Action
      Charity working to make life better for people with Tourette Syndrome.
    • Turning Point
      Health and social care organisation, providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability.
    • Voice Ability
      Works with individuals and groups who have mental health problems, learning disabilities, physical or sensory impairments.
    • Voice Collective Project
      Website providing support to young people who hear, see or sense things that other’s do not, run by Mind Camden.
    • Young Carers
      Online service for Young Carers
    • Youth Health Talk
      This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle.
    • Youth Health Talk
      Young people’s real life experience of health and lifestyle