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Anxious Minds
https://www.anxiousminds.co.uk

Support for mental health North East
Action for Happiness
http://www.actionforhappiness.org
Aims to build a happier society for everyone
Action on Addiction
http://www.actiononaddiction.org.uk
Charity seeking new ways to prevent and treat nicotine, alcohol and drug abuse
Action Postpartum Psychosis
http://www.app-network.org
Information and support for women who are affected by postpartum psychosis
Alternatives to Violence Project
http://www.avpbritain.org.uk
Workshops for people who want to handle conflict well. Offers a free service to NHS referrals
Alzheimer’s Society
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk
Provides information to people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals
Alzheimer’s Research UK
http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
Aims to find ways to treat, cure or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
Ambitious about Autism
http://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/page/index.cfm
A safe supportive community for people who are affected by autism
Anxiety UK
http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Provides support to people who have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition
Aphasia
http://aphasia.our.dmu.ac.uk
Provides a range of videos about people who are affected by aphasia
Autism / Brookdale Care
http://www.brookdalecare.co.uk
Service provider for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders – Autism and Asperger syndrome
Autism Plus
http://www.autismplus.org
Charity service provider for autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions
Beat
http://www.b-eat.co.uk
Help and support for people affected by eating disorders
BeBold
http://www.behold.org.uk
Community support for anyone who is affected by alopecia
bibic
http://www.bibic.org.uk
Information and support for families who care for children with a brain condition
Big White Wall
http://www.bigwhitewall.com
Peer support network for people who are affected by mental health
Bipolar UK
http://www.bipolaruk.org.uk
Charity that helps people with manic depression/bipolar disorder take control of their lives
Black Mental Health UK
http://www.blackmentalhealth.org.uk
Aims to raise awareness and address the stigma associated with mental illness
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation
http://bddfoundation.org
Charity that supports people with body dysmorphic disorders
BowHaven
http://www.bowhaven.org.uk/groups
A support group in Tower Hamlets for people who are affected by mental health
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust
http://www.birt.co.uk
Helps people regain the skills lost as a result of brain injury
Breathing Space Scotland
http://www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk
Targets young men who are experiencing difficulties and unhappiness in their lives
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
http://www.bacp.co.uk
Professional organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists
British Geriatric Society
http://www.bgs.org.uk
Professional association for health professionals practising geriatric medicine
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
http://www.bild.org.uk
Organisation aiming to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities
British Psychoanalytic Council
http://www.psychoanalytic-council.org
Represents the profession of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy
Campaign Against Living Miserably
http://www.thecalmzone.net
Targeted at young men aged between 15-35
CANDID & the Dementia Care Group
http://www.dementia.ion.ucl.ac.uk
A centre for clinical research into dementia. A centre for drug trials for Alzheimer’s disease
Caraline
http://www.caraline.com
Charity that aims to aid those directly or indirectly affected by an eating disorder
CBTtherapist.com
http://cbttherapist.com
Lists CBT practitioners registered and accredited by professional organisations
Clinic for Dissociative Studies
http://clinicds.co.uk
A national centre of specialist expertise for people affected by dissociative disorders
Counselling Resource
http://counsellingresource.com
Information about mental health and the help that is available
Cruse Bereavement Care
http://www.cruse.org.uk
Support for the bereaved. Information on all aspects of bereavement, as well as counselling
Dear Albert
http://www.dearalbert.co.uk
Help and support for people affected by addiction
Dementia / Easy health
http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/dementia-(leaflets)
Includes a range of health leaflets and short films relating to various conditions
Dementia Research Centre
http://dementia.ion.ucl.ac.uk
Centre for clinical research into dementia
Dementia UK
http://www.dementiauk.org
Telephone and email support for people who are affected by dementia
Dental Fear Central
http://www.dentalfearcentral.org
Information about common fears and the help available
Dental Phobia
http://www.dentalphobia.co.uk
Information and support for people who have a fear of the dentist
Department of Psychiatry
https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/research/csr/research-projects-1/coping-with-self-harm-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers
A guide for parents and carers who have discovered a young person is self-harming
Depression / healthtalkonline
http://www.healthtalkonline.org/mental_health/Depression
Includes videos of patients describing how certain conditions have affected their lives
Depression UK
http://www.depressionuk.org
Information and support for people who are affected by depression
Different Strokes
http://www.differentstrokes.co.uk
A charity providing information and services to younger stroke survivors
Drug Addicts Anonymous UK
http://www.drugaddictsanonymous.org.uk
Help and support for people who want to overcome a drug addiction
DrugWise
http://www.drugwise.org.uk
Information about the dangers of drugs. Includes publications
DysTalk
http://www.dystalk.com
Includes a range of videos from professionals on specific learning difficulties
Eating Disorders Support
http://www.eatingdisorderssupport.co.uk
Help and support to anyone affected by an eating problem, their families and carers
Epilepsy Scotland
http://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk
Provides support services and training for people affected by epilepsy
Everyman Project
http://www.everymanproject.co.uk/cont1.html
Help and support for men who want to stop behaving violently or abusively
Facing the Future
https://www.facingthefuturegroups.org
Help and support for people who have been bereaved by suicide
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
http://www.foodaddicts.org/what-is-fa
A programme developed to help people recover from the disease of food addiction
Gamblers Anonymous UK
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Help and support for people affected by gambling
GamCare
http://www.gamcare.org.uk
Information, advice and support for anyone who is affected by gambling
Gordon Moody Association
https://www.gordonmoody.org.uk
Help and support for people who have a gambling addiction
Harmless
http://www.harmless.org.uk
Support and advice for those who self harm, and their families and friends
Have I Got A Problem
http://www.haveigotaproblem.com/static/about
Free online resource about mental health or addiction issues
Healios
http://www.healios.org.uk
Offers support to people affected by a mental illness, their families and carers
Health Friends
http://www.health-friends.org/Hub
A site where people can meet to talk about a wide range of health issues
Healthtalk.org
http://www.healthtalk.org
Shares people’s real life experiences of various health conditions
Hope Support Services
http://www.hopesupport.org.uk
Support for young people through a family health crisis
International Stress Management Association UK
http://www.isma.org.uk
Charity that promotes knowledge on the prevention and reduction of human stress
Join Dementia Research
http://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk
Allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research
Living Life to the Full
http://www.llttf.com
Provides a free online life skills course
Maudsley National Service for Adoption & Fostering
https://www.national.slam.nhs.uk/services/camhs/camhs-adoptionfostering
A service for young people who are fostered or adopted and may be experiencing difficulties
Mencap
http://www.mencap.org.uk
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers
Mental health / Easy health
http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/mental-health-(leaflets)
Includes a range of health leaflets and short films relating to various conditions
Mental Health Foundation
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk
For everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities
Mental Health Matters
http://www.mentalhealthmatters.com
Support for people across the UK who are affected by mental health
Mind
http://www.mind.org.uk
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems
Mind for You
http://www.mindforyou.co.uk
Offers supported holidays for people living with dementia
Mind in Barnet
http://www.mindinbarnet.org.uk
Provides mental health services for people in Barnet
Mind in Brighton and Hove
http://www.mindcharity.co.uk
Promotes good mental health in Brighton and across Sussex
MindEd
https://www.minded.org.uk
Educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults
Mindful Employer
http://www.mindfulemployer.net
Support for people whose mental health affects their ability to find or remain in employment
MoodGym
https://moodgym.anu.edu.au
Free interactive online programme for people who are affected by mental health
Moodjuice
http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
Provides printable self-help guides for people who are affected by mental health issues
Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre
http://www.nafsiyat.org.uk
Charity that provides psychotherapy for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds
NAPAC
http://napac.org.uk
Help and support for adult survivors of childhood abuse
National Autistic Society
http://www.autism.org.uk
Helps people who are affected by autism and asperger syndrome
National Centre for Domestic Violence
http://www.ncdv.org.uk
Provides an emergency service for survivors of domestic violence
National Centre for Eating Disorders
http://www.eating-disorders.org.uk
Aims to provide solutions for all eating disorders. Includes information on workshops
National Problem Gambling Clinic
http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/cnwl-national-problem-gambling-clinic
Aims to develop new models of psychological therapies for gamblers
National Self Harm Network
http://www.nshn.co.uk
Organisation campaigning for the rights and understanding of people who self-harm
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
http://www.nta.nhs.uk
Aims to improve the availability and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England
Newbridge Treatment for Eating Disorders
http://www.newbridge-health.org.uk
A service for young people affected by eating disorders. NHS funded
Normen
http://www.asknormen.co.uk
Mental health information and support for children and young people in Northamptonshire
OCD Action
http://www.ocdaction.org.uk
Support for people with an obsessive compulsive disorder, their families and carers
OCD-UK
http://www.ocduk.org
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD
Overeaters Anonymous
http://www.oa.org
Offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating. Holds meetings across the UK
Pandas Foundation
http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk
Provides help and support for families affected by pre and postnatal depression
PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide
http://www.papyrus-uk.org
Support for teenagers and young adults dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress
Pink Therapy
http://www.pinktherapy.com
Promotes high quality therapy for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
Rape Crisis
http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Help and support for people who have been affected by rape
Rehab Online
http://www.rehab-online.org.uk
Residential rehabilitation services for adult drug and/or alcohol misusers
Rethink Mental Illness
http://www.rethink.org
Charity that supports everyone affected by mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Royal College of Psychiatrists
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/info
Professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the UK and Ireland
RSCPP Psychology service
http://www.rscpp.co.uk
Offers counselling services across the UK from fully qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and…
Rutland Reminders
http://www.rutlandreminders.org.uk
Support group for people with dementia and their carers. Based in Rutland
SAD Association
http://www.sada.org.uk
Information about seasonal affective disorder plus advice to sufferers on symptoms and treatment
Samaritans
http://www.samaritans.org.uk
Provides confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair
Sane
http://www.sane.org.uk
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness including depression
Scottish Care and Information on Miscarriage
http://www.miscarriagesupport.org.uk
Provides specialised counselling in Scotland for people who have experienced the loss of a baby
Self Injury Support
http://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk
Charity that supports women in emotional distress
Sex Addicts Anonymous UK
http://saa-recovery.org.uk
Support for people who are affected by sex addiction
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous UK
http://www.slaauk.org
Support for people who are addicted to sex and love
Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association
http://www.swedauk.org
User-led, self-help charity website for those affected by eating disorders
Somerset Carers Network
http://www.somersetcarers.org
Offers support and information to friends, families and carers of people with mental health problems
Start2
http://www.start2.co.uk
Encourages creativity for people who are affected by mental health. Includes a range of activities
Stroke / healthtalkonline
http://www.healthtalkonline.org/Nerves_and_brain/Stroke
Includes videos of patients describing how certain conditions have affected their lives
SUDEP Action
http://www.sudep.org
Voluntary organisation on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and other related epilepsy deaths
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
http://www.uk-sobs.org.uk
Self-help organisation helping people bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend