Mental Health Information
For information about the work of the Institute of Psychiatry please visit Making a Difference or Institute of Psychiatry News
Others sources of information include:
Mental Health Care - a dedicated website for friends, family and carers of people experiencing psychosis (please note, existing grants to support the website have ended and the website will no longer be regularly updated as of 1st May 2013)
Podcasts featuring IoP public lectures and events
Maudsley publications mainly aimed at mental health professionals
research papers published in scientific and medical journals
Recommended sources of information outside the IoP:
The Royal College of Psychiatrists, the professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom, has produced a series of readable, user friendly and accurage information leaflets about mental health problems. To find out more please click here
The Institute of Psychiatry has collaborated with the GP magazine Pulse on a series of articles for GPs on mental health conditions. Registration is free.
Rethink Mental Illness has a number of helplines and advice services as well as information about mental health disorders. The advice line is 0300 5000 927
SANE offers emotional support, crisis care and detailed information to people experiencing mental health problems and operates an out of hours mental health helpline every day from 6pm until 11pm on 0845 767 8000.
NHS Direct operates a 24-hour nurse advice and health information service, providing confidential information. The telephone number is 0845 46 47. The service is available in England and Wales and a similar service called NHS24 is available in Scotland or by calling 0845 4 24 24 24.
Time to Change is a campaign to end the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems. Find out more about how conversations about mental health can strengthen friendships, aid recovery, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that affects us all.
Getting help in a crisis
If you are having a crisis contact The Samaritans on 08457 909090.
Unfortunately the Institute of Psychiatry is not able to respond to individual medical queries. If you are at all concerned about your health or the health of a friend or relative we advise you to contact your doctor.