Other Helpful Websites
The public profile of mental health has risen greatly over recent years and this is mirrored by the increase in online resources accessible via the internet. We have listed below some helpful websites and other online resources for those seeking more information about mental issues which may be affecting their health and wellbeing:
- The Mental Health Foundation
- The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
- The Scottish Association for Mental Health
- SeeMe Scotland and Time to Change both campaign to reduce MH stigma and discrimination.
- The NHS have produced a guide to communicating with people with dementia.
- Choose Life has information on suicide prevention across Scotland.
- Matthew Johnstone’s illustrated book about depression is available as a YouTube video: “I had a black dog”
- For pre- and post-natal depression see the excellent website PND and Me
- The following NHS leaflets are available: Talking about Depression; Talking about Anxiety; Talking about Panic Attacks; Talking about Phobias
- Information on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, including free online courses, is available on the website Living Life to the Full
- Self-help resources, including CBT, are available on the GetSelfHelp website.
- An NHS leaflet on self-harm is available.
- Support for those who self harm, aimed chiefly at girls and women.
- Understanding Psychosis is a comprehensive document produced by the British Psychological Society.
- The following NHS leaflets are available:Talking about Schizophrenia; Talking about Bipolar Affective Disorder
- This video has been produced by the MH campaigner Jonny Benjamin about his condition – schizoaffective disorder.
- The DrinkAware website has comprehensive information about alcohol, including safe limits.
- TalkToFrank gives information and advice on drugs in a friendly, non-judgemental manner, including chat support.
- See the Scottish Recovery Network’s website for all things to do with Recovery, and for details of ‘WRAP’, the Wellness Recovery Action Plan – a personalised training programme and tool to aid recovery.
I thought it would be helpful today to talk about an aspect of mental health support, more specifically, peer support.
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