Information based websites
If you want to find out more about your problems and the type of support available, there are a number of helpful websites which give lots of useful information.
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding through an extensive range of services. These include national helplines that are staffed by volunteers with personal experience of anxiety, access to talking therapies, and a community of support and advice.
B-eat offers helplines, information and network of self-help groups for adults and young people with eating disorders.
Bipolar UK provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives. They provide information and advice as well as self-help groups and mentoring schemes. They also work in partnership with research organisations and campaign for new developments to tackle key issues.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation is committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental health difficulties. They do this by carrying out research; developing practical solutions for better mental health services; campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination; promoting better mental health for us all.
Mind offer many helpful services including helplines, drop-in centres, counselling, befriending, advocacy, employment and training schemes. They provides information and advice on a wide range of issues relating to mental health.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH aim to transform the understanding and treatment of mental health difficulties. This website provides information on a wide range of mental health problems and on research into mental health.
Whatever you need to know about boosting your mood, coping with stress, anxiety or depression or simply improving your overall emotional wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.
No Panic helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders. They specialise in self help through recovery groups and one to one mentoring over the telephone.
OCD Action provides support and information for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, compulsive skin picking and trichotillomania. They work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.
OCD-UK is a national charity for people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and offers advice, support and practical help to access treatment. The charity is service-user led, and works hard to change perceptions about the condition nationally.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
This website contains useful information about a wide range of common and more severe mental health problems, as well as key fact sheets, and leaflets available in different languages.
SANE aims to raise mental health awareness and provide emotional support, practical help and information. It works to combat stigma, increase understanding and initiate research into causes, treatment and experiences of mental illness.
Social Anxiety UK
Social Anxiety UK offers information, resources, chat room, support groups and a mailing list for people suffering from social anxiety. Their three main aims are to provide a starting point for people finding out about social anxiety to enable them to access further information; to act as a central hub for a community of those with social anxiety in the UK; and to attempt to raise the profile of social anxiety.
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