Here are links which may be of use
Service User and Carer Led Blogs
Perks Of Recovery – http://perksofrecovery.blogspot.co.uk/
This blog was created by 2 girls, A and L, who are in recovery from illnesses such as depression, anxiety, BDD, self harm and eating disorders. They raise awareness of mental health issues.
Sincere Blog – http://sincereblogdotcom.wordpress.com/
A Blog For Young Carers & Young Adult Carers
West London Collaborative – http://www.westlondoncollaborative.com/
West London owned community interest company with a difference. They are auser and patient run community interest company that only works in equal partnership with local health and social care providers, GP’s, CCG’s and local authorities.
Mental Health Directory Sites
Hypnotherapy Directory – http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/
Hypnotherapy Directory is a UK based online directory listing hypnotherapists who are members of a professional body or those who have sent in copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. The directory is run by a team dedicated to promoting the benefits of hypnotherapy.
Mental Health Research Sites
SUMMiT – http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop/depts/pm/events/SUMMIT.aspx
SUMMIT (the SUicide, self-harM and Mortality InTerest group) at King’s Health Partners is a forum to bring together academics, clinicians, service-user researchers and other stakeholders from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, Guy’s, St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and further afield.
LYPFT Planning Care Network – http://lypftplanningcare.wordpress.com/
A digital place for people who access services, carers, staff and partner agencies, to share ideas around care co-ordination & care planning in mental health.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Events centers
Maudsley Learning Center – http://www.maudsleylearning.com/
They support and provide world class and accessible learning in mental health and wellbeing.
Social Media & Mental Health
Children’s Mental Health & Social Media – socialmediavictims.org/mental-health/
UK Mental Health Sites
Mental Health Foundation – http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
Mental Health Charity working for an end to mental ill health and the inequalities that face people experiencing mental distress, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity.
Samaritans – http://www.samaritans.org/
UK emotional support which is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts
Mind – http://www.mind.org.uk/
Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Time to Change – http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
Defying Mental Illness – http://www.defyingmentalillness.com/
Eze (Chuck) and Zoe share on defying the odds of mental illness along with a whole host of other gems around mental health/well being.
Understanding Male Body Image – https://www.optimale.co.uk/male-body-image-and-mental-health/
“Understanding the Relationship Between Male Body Image and Mental Health”. The website aims to talk about how poor body image has also affected men’s mental health.
UK Mental Health Research & Training
The Royal College of Psychiatrists – http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers, from training through to retirement, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the United Kingdom.
UK Carer National sites
The Carers Newspaper- http://thecarersnewspaper.co.uk/
Health and news for Family Carers in the UK
Carers UK – http://www.carersuk.org/
Give give expert advice, information and support for Carers in the UK.
Carers Trust – http://www.carers.org/
American Mental Health Sites
National Institute of Mental Health – http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
Transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Psych Central – http://psychcentral.com/
Psych Central is the Internet’s leading independent mental health & psychology network, overseen by mental health professionals since 1995.