Action for Happiness
Community site which aims to promote happiness and social change, offering advice for living a happier life and connecting communities and people together.
All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health
A group of MPs and Peers from all political parties who are interested in mental health. It meets to hear from people with mental health problems, Government Ministers and healthcare professionals.
The Arbours Association
Runs residential therapeutic communities for people in emotional, psychological and social difficulties; also offers psychotherapy services and training.
Association of Therapeutic Communities (ATC)
Professional organisation supporting and representing therapeutic communities across the UK; includes a directory, with information about their training, events, research, and contacts.
Big White Wall
An online early intervention service for people in psychological distress, combining social networking principles and a choice of interventions to improve mental wellbeing.
Black Mental Health
Campaigns to raise awareness of mental health issues, and reduce inequalities in the treatment and care for people of African Caribbean descent. Includes details of their campaigns and events, press releases, resources and statistics.
User-led community interest company which exists to support, help and inspire those affected by depression.
Care Farming UK
Presents resources for and a map of care farms in the UK - care farms being farms which run social intervention programmes of some kind to benefit the local community, particularly those with mental health difficulties.
Centre for Mental Health
Provider of research and training in mental health, and a pioneer in developing community mental health care; now prioritises mental health in the workplace, and in the criminal justice system. Describes their programmes, with a history and contacts.
Chinese Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Provides community based mental health assistance and support to the Chinese community in the UK; includes details of their services and bilingual materials, with news, events and contacts.
Social enterprise publisher which aims to give a voice to people with mental illnesses. Includes detailed information about submitting manuscripts plus advice for those wanting to help the enterprise. Published paperbacks and e-books are available from the online shop.
UK’s largest private mental health partnership with a clinical team of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists.
Compass Recovery College
Offers an educational route to recovery from mental health challenges, with a wide range of free courses. The college runs social groups and links to other organisations which provide guides about types of mental health problems and information about welfare, benefits and budgeting.
Provides a range of support and care services for adults with severe and enduring mental health needs, ranging from hospital and nursing care to residential and supported living environments; with a guide to their services and locations, and contacts.
Each Amazing Breath
Offers a range of services to help foster strength, focus, creativity, and vitality in diverse settings, including work, school, home, and community.
Provides self improvement, financial, and health related articles.
Charity that provides unique, supportive residential workshops for people whose lives have been disrupted by the trauma of serious crime.
Fledgling Arts Collective Central
A volunteer-run charity providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality and/or feel like they don’t quite ‘fit’.
Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study
Led by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health BioResource and researchers at King’s College London, is a project set up to support studies exploring risk factors for depression and/or anxiety.
Welsh charity supporting people with serious mental illnesses and their carers. Provides news and information on how the charity can help.
Campaign to encourage more men to feel comfortable talking about their mental health, and feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times.
International Stress Management Association UK
Charity which promotes knowledge and best practice in the prevention and reduction of human stress. Includes fact sheets, articles, conference information, publications and online questionnaires and stress reduction tools.
Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill
Provides a wide range of mental health services within the Jewish community; includes a profile, resources, news and contacts, and information about volunteering.
The Kris Boyd Charity
Set up to help those suffering with mental health issues, so they can find someone to talk to and get help.
Mental Health Alliance
A coalition of organisations from across the mental health spectrum advocating for fair implementation of the Mental Health Act in England and Wales. Information about their campaign, policy, news, and contacts.
Mental Health Football UK
Endeavours to bring together professionals from within the mental health and football sectors for the benefit of those who are experiencing poor mental health.
Mental Health in Higher Education Hub
Aims to increase networking and the sharing of approaches to learning and teaching about mental health and distress - across the disciplines in higher education.
Mental Health Information for All
The Royal College of Psychiatrists provides a library of free online factsheets and printed leaflets about mental health problems; includes ordering information.
Companion site to Uncovered magazine, offering a wide range of articles and blogs on mental health and psychology topics.
MHM - Mental Health Matters
Provides support for people with mental health needs across the UK, including housing, community support, employment, and psychological services, and a national helpline.
The leading charity for mental health in England and Wales. Includes helpline contact, campaign details and publications.
Offers e-Learning tools to adults in order help children and young people's mental health.
An initiative to raise awareness of mental health at work and provide support for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff; includes information about their Charter, resources, news, links, and contacts.
MQ: Transforming Mental Health
Charity which works to fund mental health research. Offers information on the latest research, plus details of how to support the charity.
National Mental Health Development Unit
Provides national support for implementing mental health policy and to improve mental health and mental health services; includes strategy papers, a library of resources, news, and contacts.
National Survivor User Network (NSUN)
A support network of individuals and groups who have direct experience of mental health distress and/or using mental health services; includes details of membership and regional groups, news, and contacts.
One in Four
National mental health and wellbeing magazine written by people who experience mental health difficulties.
Oxford Mindfulness Centre
International centre of excellence within Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry that works with partners around the world to prevent depression and enhance human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness.
Supports adults and young people in Scotland in moving towards emotional wellbeing. Contains details of services, including supported living and supported accommodation and also offers a list of publications.
Positive Practice Mental Health Collaborative
Aims to identify, and disseminate positive practice in mental health services by working together across organisations and sectors, to facilitate shared learning, and to raise the profile of mental health with politicians and policy makers.
The Priory Group
Europe's leading provider of acute mental health services. Includes rehabilitation and referral details.
The Psychiatry Research Trust (PRT)
Aims to raise funds for research into brain disorders and mental illness. Includes summaries of the research so far into a variety of conditions.
Contains general information about mental health as well as psychology directory.
RAMH - Recovery Across Mental Health
Delivers services to individuals and their families in the communities of Ayrshire and Renfrewshire to enable recovery from mental ill health and promote well-being; with contacts, resources, and details of their programmes.
National mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)
Works to support people who experience mental health problems, and campaigns to influence policy and improve care services in Scotland. Describes their services, resources, and publications, with contacts and a history.
Aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. View publications, FAQ and articles about mental illness.
Scottish Recovery Network (SRN)
Works to raise awareness of recovery from mental health problems; includes a guide to their projects, programmes, and resources, with contacts and news.
An alliance of mental health organisations campaigning to end stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health in Scotland. Includes materials, fact sheets, and a guide to their programmes and how to get involved.
Focuses on providing help to employers managing staff with mental health issues. Features case studies, legal information and FAQ.
Part of the Lifeways Group, has been in operation since 2009 providing an Enhanced Community Recovery services for people with complex mental health needs.
A project of the social justice charity Bright and provides practical ideas and inspiring examples from and for mental health ward staff.
Stress Down Day
Annual stress awareness and fundraising day in February, run by the Samaritans. Includes information on workplace stress and on how to take part in the day's events.
The Stress Management Society
Contains fact sheets and guides to dealing with stress at home and in the workplace, plus event listings and details of other services.
Sudden Trauma Information Service Helpline
Aims to provide information and advice on many issues which surface in the wake of a sudden traumatic experience, defined as an unexpected and one off event such as a road traffic accident, industrial accident or assault.
Support in Mind Scotland
Provides information, support and discussions for anybody with mental health problems or a mental illness in Scotland.
A national charity that supports and publishes the poetry of people who have been through, or are currently in, the UK’s mental health system. Includes information about their projects and publications, with a poem and essay of the month feature.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
A specialist mental health trust based in north London; provides a guide to their services for children and families, adolescents, and adults, and their multi-disciplinary training and research in mental health and social care.
Time to Change
Campaigns against mental health discrimination. Features resources, news and the opportunity to develop a personal action plan.
Organisation aiming to support those with complex or enduring mental health needs. Features newsletter, videos and event listings.
Forum offering advice on mental health issues and support for therapists and practitioners.
Vietnamese Mental Health Services
Provides services to people from Vietnam with mental health difficulties and their families living in the UK. Offers a guide to their services and structure, with contacts; based in London.