Resource Guide: Mental health

A list of useful online resources to help you in your professional research
and educational needs


Grant House, 15-19 Broadway,
London E15 4QB
Tel: 0208-519 2122

Mind is the UK’s leading mental health charity with over 220 local support
groups. It is the largest provider of voluntary sector quality community care
and offers a range of services including helplines, drop-in centres, sheltered
housing, befriending, counselling, employment and training schemes. It also
produces educational information and advises the Government, healthcare
professionals and the public on all aspects of mental health.


1st Floor, Cityside House,
40 Adler Street, London E1 1EE
Tel: 0845 767 8000

A national helpline which offers information and support to anyone affected
by mental illness.

Depression Alliance

35 Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 7JB
Tel: 0207-633 0557

A registered charity aiming to provide information, support, and advice on a
national scale for sufferers of depression, their friends, relatives and
carers. Offers self-help groups, support, research and campaigns to reduce the stigma
attached to depression.

Mental Health Foundation

20-21 Cornwall Terrace,
London NW1 4QL
Tel: 0207-535 7400

UK charity dealing with mental health and learning difficulties.

National Service Framework for Mental Health

British Confederation of Psychotherapists

Tel: 0208-830 5173

An advisory board made up of representatives of mental health professions to
set standards for training and practice in the mental health field.

British Association of Psychotherapists

Tel: 0208-452 9823

Life Lines Project

A self-help site written by and for people suffering from depression.

The Samaritans

10 The Grove, Slough,
Berkshire SL1 1QP
Helpline: 01753 216500

Charity providing 24-hour, seven day a week emotional support for anyone who
is suicidal or in despair. The Samaritans has over 200 branches throughout the

Alzheimer’s Disease Society

Tel: 0207-306 0606
Helpline 0845 300 0336

Manic Depression Fellowship

Tel: 0207-793 2600

A national charity for people whose lives are affected by manic depression,
also known as bipolar disorder.

National Schizophrenia Fellowship

Tel: 020 8547 3937
Advice line: 0208-974 6814

Schizophrenia UK

This site, produced by the Institute of Psychiatry, is a useful source of
information about this chronic mental illness.

Social Anxiety Disorders Sufferers

Eating Disorders Association

Adult Helpline: 01603 621 414
Youth Helpline: 01603 765 050
Recorded info line: 0906 861 5466

At Ease

National advice line: 0208-974 6814

A site aimed at teenagers and young adults offering advice and support on
all aspects of general mental health.


Site focusing on mental health issues for 11-16 year- olds.

Contact a Family

Tel: 0207-383 3555

A registered charity offering help and support to parents of children with
mental health problems.

Compiled by Kate Rouy

This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additions
from readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to include
in this series

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