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- Advice, support and information about psychosis
- Advice, support and information for family members and friends
- NHS sites
- Government organisations
- Legal advice
- Research organisations
- Campaigns fighting discrimination and stigma
The national mental health charity runs an advice and information service and produces a lot of information about different aspects of psychosis. Visit the website, or call the advice and information service on 0300 5000 927, Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm.
Rethink Mental Illness also runs carers’ groups and you can find where the nearest one to you is by visiting the website.
SANE runs a national telephone helpline – 0845 767 8000 – offering support and information for people affected by mental health problems, open 6pm to 11pm every day of the year, including all bank holidays.
SANEmail is an email support service, aimed particularly at young people or people who find using the telephone difficult.
This website contains information about voices, visions, coping, recovery, getting help in a crisis and peer support groups for young people aged 12 to 18. Created by Mind in Camden, the site contains useful information for carers as well as young people who are having these experiences.
The following organisations’ websites have information and advice specifically for carers, including information about benefits, carers’ assessments and respite breaks, and/or information about the support each organisation can offer.
Carers Direct runs a free, confidential information and advice line on 0808 802 0202, open 9am to 8pm weekdays and 11am to 4pm at weekends.
On this site you can get an Information Prescription about bipolar disorder and schizophrenia which includes treatment options, benefits you might be able to claim, housing support available, support groups and useful website addresses.
This is the website of an NHS programme which promotes the development of family-sensitive, evidence-based mental health service. The website contains carers’ stories and information about research relating to family work and carers’ issues. The programme is based at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust but it operates on a national level.
The government department responsible for health and social care policy in England and the NHS. The National Clinical Director for Mental Health is Dr Hugh Griffiths.
This organisation regulates care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations – in hospitals, care homes and in the community. It also protects the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.
The Institute of Psychiatry is working with the Mental Health Foundation to promote the importance of mental health research in the UK. Visit this website to sign a declaration calling for more investment in studies that can lead to new treatments.
INVOLVE is funded by the National Institute for Health Research and seeks to promote and support public involvement in research. ‘Public’ includes people who use health and social services and their families and friends.
This page was updated 22 February 2013.
There are currently no plans to update the page because existing funding for mentalhealthcare.org.uk ceases at the end of April 2013.
We will, however, continue to regularly check that all links are working.
Links last updated: 12 May 2013
Next links update due: August 2013