Mental Health

Be Mindful is an online resource for mindfulness.

Headspace offers online meditation courses and downloads- free for NHS workers until December 2020.

HappyNotPerfect – quite a good meditation app with an awful lot on the free model. Nice interface.

Mindfulness Daily and Inward both created by InwardInc

New mums with anxiety might want to try Maternal Balance which seems to have some good resources on it.

Just discovered a great website as a portal for lots of useful mental health resources called Good Thinking . It’s London based but with National links.

Mindfulness

Calm

I have only looked at Togetherall in the context of registering as a Military Veteran but it again has some really good stuff on it. I am not sure if it is a paid model but for Veterans, it is free (as far as I can tell). It used to be called Big White Wall which quite a few of my patients found helpful.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists mental health page An excellent source of information; from fact sheets on specific mental health issues and supporting someone with a mental health condition to training to become a mental health professional.

Books offering guidance on reducing stress, restoring wellbeing and finding peace in a frantic world: 

Mindfulness by Mark Williams

Mindfulness for health by VidyamalaBurch

Covid-19 Mindfulness resources for health and care staff from the mindfulness initiative, links to numerous resources and ways into mindfulness

Living life to the full is a website offering free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency

Staying safe from suicidal thoughtsresources to help those struggling with suicidal thoughts

Red Whale COVID-19 emotional and psychological survival guide the first of a series of articles, offering some simple tips on staying well and supporting each other as clinicians

For those in Distress

NHS Direct
Tel: 0845 46 47 or 111 (24 hours every day)

Web: https://111.nhs.uk/

Samaritans
Tel: 116 123
Web: https://www.samaritans.org/

Saneline
Tel: 0845 767 8000 (1pm to 11pm every day)
Web: www.sane.org.uk

Combat Stress

Tel: 0800 1381619

Web: https://www.combatstress.org.uk/

Text Shout! 85258 when in distress.

https://giveusashout.org/

Depression and Anxiety

Self-Help

MOODJUICE http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/ Scottish NHS mental health self-help website This site is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them.

Moodscope www.moodscope.com This website aims to help people with low mood and depression to manage their moods by tracking their moods and using a buddy support system.

MoodGYM www.moodgym.anu.edu.au Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) this is an interactive website that aims to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms and consists of five modules to work through.

Living Life to the Full www.llttf.com A life skills course based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) covering areas such as tackling difficult situations and building confidence.

GET Self Help www.getselfhelp.co.uk A range of Cognitive Behavioural resources including information leaflets and workbooks.

Self-Referral

Italk https://www.italk.org.uk/self-referral/ Trained practitioners to help you understand and find ways of tackling, coping and working out life’s problems, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, stress, obsessions, anger, difficulty coping and psychological problems in the context of long term conditions. A range of treatments options include books on prescription, group courses, guided self-help, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Interpersonal Therapy.

Telephone: 023 8038 3920                   

Further Information

Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ The Mental Health Foundation is committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental health difficulties. They do this by carrying out research; developing practical solutions for better mental health services; campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination; promoting better mental health for us all.

Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/ Mind offer many helpful services including helplines, drop-in centres, counselling, befriending, advocacy, employment and training schemes. They provide information and advice on a wide range of issues relating to mental health.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml NIMH aim to transform the understanding and treatment of mental health difficulties. This website provides information on a wide range of mental health problems and on research into mental health.

NHS Moodzone https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ Whatever you need to know about boosting your mood, coping with stress, anxiety or depression or simply improving your overall emotional wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.

Anxiety

Self-Help

Fearfighter – Download the Fearfighter CCBT app.

Further Information

Anxiety UK https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding through an extensive range of services. These include national helplines that are staffed by volunteers with personal experience of anxiety, access to talking therapies, and a community of support and advice.

Social Anxiety UK https://www.social-anxiety.org.uk/ Social Anxiety UK offers information, resources, chat room, support groups and a mailing list for people suffering from social anxiety. Their three main aims are to provide a starting point for people finding out about social anxiety to enable them to access further information; to act as a central hub for a community of those with social anxiety in the UK; and to attempt to raise the profile of social anxiety.

Self-Referral

No Panic https://nopanic.org.uk/ offers a of a one hour telephone call per week from your home to a teleconference facility for 14 weeks, as a course is to help all anxiety disorder sufferers overcome their fear.

Meditation

Headspace – Download the app. Free trial available.

Freemindfulness http://www.freemindfulness.org/ A website of free resources to help learn mindfulness techniques.

Be Mindful www.bemindful.co.uk Further online resources.

Bereavement Counselling and Advice

Cruse Bereavement Care http://www.cruse.org.uk/ (0808 808 1677) A free service offering resources and counselling.

Child Bereavement UK https://www.childbereavementuk.org/ Specialising in helping those who have lost children.

At a loss https://www.ataloss.org/ Search help for local and specific bereavement services.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD Action https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/ OCD Action provides support and information for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, compulsive skin picking and trichotillomania. They work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

OCD-UK https://www.ocduk.org/ OCD-UK is a national charity for people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and offers advice, support and practical help to access treatment. The charity is service-user led, and works hard to change perceptions about the condition nationally.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar UK https://www.bipolaruk.org/ Bipolar UK provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives. They provide information and advice as well as self-help groups and mentoring schemes. They also work in partnership with research organisations and campaign for new developments to tackle key issues.

Eating Disorders

Beat https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ B-eat offers helplines, information and network of self-help groups for adults and young people with eating disorders.

Relationship Problems

Relate https://www.relate.org.uk/ Offering self help advice and counselling for relationship issues.

Carer Support Wiltshire https://carersupportwiltshire.co.uk/ Offering help and support to those who are carers.

Gambling

BeGambleAware https://www.begambleaware.org (08088020133) Advice and help with addiction.

Drugs and Alcohol

Drinkaware https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/ Advice regarding alcohol consumption and help with reducing and quitting.

Catalyst Support https://www.catalystsupport.org.uk/ Advice and help with drug and alcohol problems.

Sexual Abuse

SPLITZ https://www.splitz.org/ Swindon based support service for those who have been sexually assaulted. Provides counselling, new clothes, forensic sample collection, contraception and consideration of STI/BBV.

Womens Aid www.womensaid.org.uk Domestic violence affecting women and children.

Men’s Advice Line www.mensadviceline.org.uk For men experiencing domestic violence.

Stalking Helpline http://www.stalkinghelpline.org Information and advice for anyone affected by stalking or harassment.

Roofie www.roofie.com – Information about date rape drugs, drink spiking etc.

NAPAC www.napac.org.uk – The National Association for People Abused in Childhood.