Support information for learning disabilities and mental health conditions including anxiety, bi-polar disorder, body dysmorphia, OCD, Hoarding, Compulsive Shopping, Hearing Voices, Personality Disorder, PTSD, Schizophrenia, as well as information about counselling and therapy.
MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS
Mind offer information and support for all aspects of mental health. Details for local branches of MIND are online or by calling the MindinfoLine.
Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)
SANE offer emotional support to anyone affected by a mental health problem, trained mental health staff are available via the helpline.
Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (lines open 4.30pm - 10.30pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink provide advice about recovery for anyone affected by severe mental illness.
Adviceline: 0300 5000 927 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am - 4pm)
Young Minds provides support on a range of mental health issues for young people (up to 25) and their families.
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30 -4pm)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS
Information on mental health services for children and young people, for parents and carers.
Mental Health Foundation
Online A-Z guide of mental health issues, and a range of publications.
Orderline: 020 7803 1150 (lines open Monday – Wednesday 9am- 5pm)
Time To Change
Time To Change aim to end mental health discrimination
Information about Sectioning
Information about detention or ‘sectioning’ under the Mental Health Act.
Advice and information on issues relevant to people with learning disabilities and their families.
Advice line: 0808 808 1111 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Support on challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities and related problems.
Information line: 0300 666 0126 (lines open Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm)
Ann Craft Trust
Advice for anyone concerned with the protection of vulnerable children and adults.
Disability Law Service
Free information on community law for disabled people and their carers.
Services for people with learning disabilities and autism.
ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDER
Anxiety UK support anyone with an anxiety condition.
Helpline: 08444 775 774 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD
NHS Information about General Anxiety Disorder.
Support for anyone who suffers from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, as well as other related anxiety disorders.
Helpline: 0844 967 4848 (lines open 10am – 10pm)
NHS Information about Panic Disorder.
Bipolar UK offer a range of services for anyone affected by bipolar and associated illnesses.
Information and support for people in Scotland affected by Bipolar.
Information and advice for bipolar disorder.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Information for bipolar disorder including treatment.
BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER
Online information about Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
A positive body image campaign.
OCD, COMPULSIVE HOARDING & SHOPPING
OCD UK support anyone affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and their family and friends.
Adviceline: 0845 120 3778 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 9am - 5pm)
OCD Action provide support advice for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Helpline: 0845 390 6232 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 10am - 5pm)
NHS Choices – OCD
NHS information on OCD.
Help For Hoarders
Help for Hoarders offer advice for compulsive hoarders and their families.
Hoarding UK provide advice about compulsive hoarding.
NHS information on compulsive hoarding.
Information on Compulsive Shopping and treatments available.
HEARING VOICES AND HALLUCINATIONS
Hearing Voices Network
Support network for those who hear voices, see visions or any other unusual perceptions.
NHS information on the symptoms and treatment of a Personality Disorder.
SCHIZOPHRENIA & SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER
Information on schizoaffective disorder its symptoms and treatment.
NHS – Schizophrenia
Overview and information on symptoms and treatment of Schizophrenia.
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
NHS information on symptoms and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mind – PTSD
Information from Mind on PTSD.
COUNSELLING AND THERAPY
NHS – Anger
NHS Information on controlling anger
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provide information for qualified local counsellors or psychotherapists.
Online directory of registered local counsellors and psychotherapists.
BPS provides information about local chartered psychologists.
Information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
UK Council for Psychotherapy - UKCP
National register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, and a specialist register for psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people.
Online information and directory of psychotherapists and counsellors.