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Useful websites

www.getselfhelp.co.uk

CBT self help and therapy resources.

www.bigwhitewall.com

A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals. Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members. Big White Wall is available free in many areas of the UK via the NHS, employers, and universities. It is also free to all UK serving personnel, veterans, and their families.

**Please note that Big White Wall is in no way connected to BIG in Mental Health.

www.rethink.org

Rethink Mental Illness help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives.

www.scottishrecovery.net

SRN is a non-profit organisation working in Scotland and beyond. Our aim is to promote and support recovery from mental health problems. We act as a catalyst for change by sharing ideas and practice, improving outcomes at all levels.

www.recoverydevon.co.uk

A community of people of good will, supporting mental health recovery and well being.

www.hearing-voices.org

For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions.

 

www.criticalpsychiatry.co.uk

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk

Independent and accurate information about how to claim and keep your benefits is vitally important.

Benefits and Work, was launched in 2002 to provide just such information.

www.mapofmedicine.com  or  Type into google: “map of medicine

At the middle of the page on the right hand side click on the pink link that says: “Access the Map now”

Click on the left box “Browse care maps by area”

Click on the option “Mental Health”

Follow the link that is of your interest e.g. anxiety disorders

Once you have reached your desired topic click on the i (information button)

From this website you can find information on:

  • Initial assessment (what doctors should ask you, what doctors should do, see if you are getting the right care)
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Risk assessment
  • Criteria

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk   or   Type into google: “NHS decision aid

Click on “check your symptoms” . Here you will find help to make a decision regarding treatmnet

www.moodtracker.com   or  Type into google “mood tracker”

This website is good for depression and bi polar to track moods.

  • This has a “mood chart”
  • Has alert switches that will remind you to take medication and to fill a mood chart.
  • The website also has a section for “caregivers” to tell the carer if there are any risk signs etc.

www.patient.co.uk   or     Type in google “patient.co.uk

  • This website will provide information on medication and its side effects.

www.cks.nhs.uk/home   or     Type in google “CKS NHS

  • Click on the left hand column “mental health

 

www.nice.org.uk    or    Type in google “NICE  guidelines

  • This stands for National Institute for Clinical Excellence and explains policies of how patients should be treated

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