FURTHER LINKS AND RESOURCES
The following websites offer some useful information on mental health and suggested self-help resources:
The Samaritans is a UK charity which exists to provide confidential non-judgmental emotional support to anyone who is experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
The Samaritans can be contacted on Freephone 116 123 at any time, including over Christmas and the New Year when they offer a 24-hour phone service.
Additionally, if you would like to see someone face to face for befriending or emotional support, the Samaritans also offer a drop-in service at their office in 46, Marshall St, London W1F 9BF.
Usual hours to receive callers at the door:
9am-9pm - Every day - No appointment necessary
Email: email@example.com or visit Samaritans.org/centrallondon
BMA - Wellbeing support servicesThese wellbeing support services are open to all doctors and medical students. They’re confidential and free of charge. Call 0330 123 1245 and you will have the choice of speaking to a counsellor or taking the details of a doctor who you can contact for peer support. YoungMinds
YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Alcoholics AnonymousAlcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Centre for Clinical Interventions
This Australian website provides valuable self-help resources on a number of topics including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism and procrastination.
Chinese Mental Health Association
This Chinese Mental Health Association specialises in providing community based mental health assistance and support to the ever growing Chinese community in the United Kingdom.
The Counselling Directory is a website that offers help in finding a counsellor or psychotherapist near you.
Hestia delivers services across London and the surrounding regions, as well as campaigning and advocating nationally on the issues that affect the people they work with.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Their website contains a wealth of fact sheets on a broad range of topics, including an excellent “How to…” and “Understanding…” series.
PAPYRUS is a voluntary UK organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide. Their website contains excellent resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
IKWRO is a registered charity which provides advice and support to Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls living in the UK who are facing Forced Marriage, Child Marriage, “Honour” Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence. We offer advice in Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Pashto and English and run a free counselling service in Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and English.
The Listening PlaceThis is a charity for people who feel that life is no longer worth living i.e. have suicidal thoughts. They offer face to face 50 minute appointment every fortnight where they can talk about their feeling without judgement or advice to a volunteer. It is based in Pimlico., firstname.lastname@example.org MIndfulness for StudentsMindfulness training for students is enjoyable and creative as well as productive - helping you to stay calm, focused and better manage the pressures of student life. Find out more about MIndfullness tools and resourse on this very useful website. NHS Choices
NHS Choices is an online service providing health information, signposts to services and self-help charity websites. In particular, the site features articles and guides for people suffering mental health problems and has been prepared by mental health experts from the Department of Health.
Nightline is a listening support and information helpline run by students for students. Open every night of term (between 6pm and 8am), it offers non-judgmental, confidential listening support whatever the caller's situation.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Rotal College of Psychiatrists the main professional organisation of psychiatrists in the United Kingdom. This site provides a series of helpful leaflets for the general public on common mental health issues: Anorexia and Bulimia; Bereavement; Depression; Sleep Problems; Memory Problems; Anxiety and Phobias; Schizophrenia; Stress; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Students Against Depression
The Students Against Depression website offers UK students comprehensive information and discussion about what depression is, how it works, and self-help strategies for tackling depression. The site has been developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression and includes many of their stories and suggestions.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
This is a central site for all Student Counselling Services in UK universities. It has a useful ‘Guide to Problems and Solutions’, which provides links to practical help pages available on various UK university web sites, all of which approach the problems from a student perspective.
Students in Mind
Students in Mind is a new national charity specifically for the 7 million students in Further and Higher Education, which promotes positive mental health. They provide “advice, advocacy and empowerment” for students who have or are experiencing varying degrees of mental distress.
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‘The Caravan Drop In’ is a drop-in counselling service situated in St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, London. It is run by the CCPE (Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education) in partnership with St. James’s Church
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ULifeline is an American website, which describes itself as an online resource centre for college student mental health and emotional well being. It has a useful ‘get the facts’ section and also students’ personal stories of their struggles, for example with depression or obsessive compulsive disorder.
Family Planning Association
The Family Planning Association is a sexual health charity and its mission is to champion people’s right to sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing through advocacy, information, education and campaigning.
Marie Stipes is the leading independent provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK.
The Brook London is the only charity working across the UK and Channel Islands that specialises in working with young people to promote their sexual health in the wider context of health and wellbeing.
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