Support Organisations - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

16 May 2017


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
http://www.mind.org.uk/

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)
Email: info@mind.org.uk

SANE
http://www.sane.org.uk
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
http://www.rethink.org
Rethink provide advice about recovery for anyone affected by severe mental illness.
Adviceline: 0300 5000 927 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am - 4pm)
Email: info@rethink.org

Young Minds
http://www.youngminds.org.uk
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
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/services_children_young_people
Information on mental health services for children and young people, for parents and carers.

Mental Health Foundation
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
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
http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
Time To Change aim to end mental health discrimination

Information about Sectioning

https://www.rethink.org/living-with-mental-illness/mental-health-laws/mental-health-act-1983
Information about detention or ‘sectioning’ under the Mental Health Act.


LEARNING DISABILITIES

Mencap
https://www.mencap.org.uk/
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
http://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk
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)
Email: support@thecbf.org.uk

Ann Craft Trust
http://www.anncrafttrust.org/
Advice for anyone concerned with the protection of vulnerable children and adults.

Disability Law Service
http://dls.org.uk/
Free information on community law for disabled people and their carers.

Dimensions
https://www.dimensions-uk.org/
Services for people with learning disabilities and autism.



ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDER

Anxiety UK
http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/index.php
Anxiety UK support anyone with an anxiety condition.
Helpline: 08444 775 774 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Email: support@anxietyuk.org.uk

Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/anxiety/Pages/Introduction.aspx
NHS Information about General Anxiety Disorder.

No Panic
http://www.nopanic.org.uk/
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)

Panic Disorder
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/panic-disorder/pages/introduction.aspx
NHS Information about Panic Disorder.

BI POLAR

Bipolar UK
http://www.bipolaruk.org.uk/
Bipolar UK offer a range of services for anyone affected by bipolar and associated illnesses.
Email: info@bipolaruk.org.uk

Bipolar Scotland
http://www.bipolarscotland.org.uk
Information and support for people in Scotland affected by Bipolar.

Bipolar Aware
http://www.bipolaraware.co.uk/
Information and advice for bipolar disorder.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/problems/bipolardisorder/bipolardisorder.aspx
Information for bipolar disorder including treatment.



BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER

Patient UK
http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27001254/
Online information about Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Body Gossip
http://bodygossip.org
A positive body image campaign.


OCD, COMPULSIVE HOARDING & SHOPPING

OCD UK
http://www.ocduk.org/
OCD UK support anyone affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and their family and friends.
Adviceline: 0845 120 3778 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 9am - 5pm)
Email: support@ocduk.org

OCD Action
http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/
OCD Action provide support advice for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Helpline: 0845 390 6232 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 10am - 5pm)
Email: support@ocdaction.org.uk

NHS Choices – OCD
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Obsessive-compulsive-disorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx
NHS information on OCD.

Help For Hoarders
http://www.helpforhoarders.co.uk/
Help for Hoarders offer advice for compulsive hoarders and their families.

Hoarding UK
http://hoardinguk.org/
Hoarding UK provide advice about compulsive hoarding.

NHS
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/hoarding/Pages/Introduction.aspx
NHS information on compulsive hoarding.

Compulsive Shopping

http://www.rehab-recovery.co.uk/addiction/compulsive-shopping.html
Information on Compulsive Shopping and treatments available.



HEARING VOICES AND HALLUCINATIONS

Hearing Voices Network

http://www.hearing-voices.org/
Support network for those who hear voices, see visions or any other unusual perceptions.



PERSONALITY DISORDER

NHS
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Personality-disorder/
NHS information on the symptoms and treatment of a Personality Disorder.


SCHIZOPHRENIA & SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER

Schizoaffective Disorder

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/schizoaffective-disorder/about-schizoaffective-disorder/#.VYvOi87bJD8
Information on schizoaffective disorder its symptoms and treatment.

NHS – Schizophrenia
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Schizophrenia/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Overview and information on symptoms and treatment of Schizophrenia.



PTSD
– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

NHS
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/pages/introduction.aspx
NHS information on symptoms and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mind – PTSD
http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/#.VpYqbE0rEit
Information from Mind on PTSD.




COUNSELLING AND THERAPY

NHS – Anger
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/controlling-anger.aspx
NHS Information on controlling anger

BACP
http://www.bacp.co.uk/
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provide information for qualified local counsellors or psychotherapists.

Counselling Directory
http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Online directory of registered local counsellors and psychotherapists.

BPS
http://www.bps.org.uk/
BPS provides information about local chartered psychologists.

CBT Register
http://www.cbtregisteruk.com
Information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

UK Council for Psychotherapy - UKCP
http://www.ukcp.org.uk/
National register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, and a specialist register for psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people.

Welldoing.org
http://welldoing.org/
Online information and directory of psychotherapists and counsellors.