How can I find out more about mental health?

Charities

The NIHR has worked with the following mental health charities: 

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Action on Addiction brings help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction and those living with people who suffer problems of addiction.

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Alcohol Concern is a small independent charity that is committed to reducing harm from alcohol-related problems.

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Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.

Harmless is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals.

The National Autistic Society (NAS). Many people on the autism spectrum struggle with mental health problems, including an estimated 71% of children. The NAS provides information, support and services, and campaigns for a better world for people on the autism spectrum.

OCD Action provides support and information to anybody affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Mental health problems are common – but nearly nine out of ten people who experience them say they face stigma and discrimination as a result. This can be even worse than the symptoms themselves. Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.

 


Other useful links

NHS Choices ‘Youth Mental Health’

An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

Big White Wall

A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.