Formerly the National Phobics Society, Anxiety UK was estabished in 1970. Over the years it has grown to become the largest charity dealing with anxiety and phobias. They can provide support and help if you've been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an anxiety condition. They can also help you deal with specific phobias such as fear of spiders, blushing, vomiting, being alone, public speaking, heights - in fact, any fear that's stopped you from getting on with your life.
Positive Psychology Research, University of Pennsylvania. A branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions.
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with bipolar as well as their families and carers
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone line you can call when you're feeling down. You might be worried about something - money, work, relationships, exams - or maybe you're just feeling fed up and can't put your finger on why
Centre for Confidence and Well-being
The Centre for Confidence and Well-being's core activities include providing information, networking interested parties and improving the quality of confidence building approaches and activities through the provision of workshops and conferences and the dissemination or development of tools for evaluation.
Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people affected by depression.
Immediate and free access to a listening support service for individuals. The service is available by telephone (0808 802 2088) or via webchat www.thespark.or.uk/webchat
Depression in Teenagers
This website deals with the subject of depression in young people. It is intended that it be used as a resource to help users to recognise the symptoms associated with the condition as well as offering some suggestions about ways to combat these symptoms.
Hands on Scotland
HandsOnScotland is an online resource for anybody working with children and young people. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people's troubling behaviour, build up their self-esteem and promote their positive mental wellbeing.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation exists to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress by advancing the views, needs and ambitions of people with mental health problems; challenging discrimination and promoting inclusion; influencing policy through campaigning and education; inspiring the development of quality services which reflect expressed need and diversity and achieving equal rights through campaigning and education.
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life
SAMH - Scottish Association for Mental Health
SAMH is Scotland's leading mental health charity
Scotland's Mental Health Improvement Work
The Scottish Executive's National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being aims to raise awareness about the need for good mental health and well-being among the general public and help improve the quality of life and social inclusion of people who experience mental health problems.
Scottish Recovery Network
The Scottish Recovery Network aims to engage communities across Scotland in debate on how best to promote and support recovery from long-term mental health problems.
The 'see me' campaign was launched in October 2002 to challenge stigma and discrimination around mental ill-health in Scotland. The campaign is run by an alliance of five Scottish mental health organisations.
Sudden Trauma Information Self Help (STISH)
The purpose of this website is to provide accurate information and advice on many issues which surface in the wake of a sudden traumatic experience (i.e., an unexpected and one off event such as a road traffic accident, industrial accident, or assault).
The MoodGym Training Programme
Delivering cognitive behaviour therapy for preventing depression - an Australian initiative
The Royal College of Psychiatrists - Mental Health Information
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland whose aims are to advance the science and practice of psychiatry and related subjects; further public education in psychiatry and related subjects and promote study and research work in psychiatry and all sciences and disciplines connected with the understanding and treatment of mental disorder in all its forms and aspects and related subjects and publish the results of all such study and research.
YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people.
The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge life coach support network, enabling individuals to find a life coach close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will help those seeking a new direction in their life to find the encouragement they need. Every life coach on the site who has a full profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism.
Back to Useful Websites