Category Archives: National + Lead Supporters

The NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network (MHN)

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The NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network (MHN)

 

The NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network (MHN) is the voice for mental health and learning disability service providers to the NHS in England. It was established as part of the NHS Confederation in 2007.

 

The MHN represents providers from across the statutory, private and third sectors and works with Government, NHS bodies, parliamentarians, opinion formers and the media to promote the views and interests of its members and to influence policy on their behalf.

 

Joining the MHN provides members with access to regular policy briefings, reports and news bulletins, full access to the MHN website where members can download information and documents on current hot topics in mental health and book onto ‘member-only’events.

 

For more information please click below:

www.nhsconfed.org/mhn

 

Twitter address please click below:

@NHSConfed_MHN





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Reading Well – Books on Prescription

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Reading Well

 

Reading Well Books on Prescription is the new national scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians, local library services and health partners.

The scheme provides self-help reading for adults based on cognitive behavioural therapy for a range of common mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders.

Reading Well Books on Prescription is supported by the Department of Health (IAPT), Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Nursing, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, National Association for Primary Care, The British Psychological Society and Mind.

 

The other strand of the Reading Well programme is Reading Well Mood-boosting Books – a national promotion of uplifting novels, non-fiction and poetry, selected by readers and reading groups around the country.

 

To find out more please click here:

www.readingagency.org.uk/readingwell





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Black Dog Tribe

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Black Dog Tribe

 

Founded in 2011 by Ruby Wax and Nina Storms, Black Dog Tribe is a social community to meet people like you, whether you’re stressed, suffering from a mental illness such as depression, or you know someone who is suffering from mental illness, or you’re a care-giver, share your experiences via forums and blogs and work with us to help stop the stigma.

www.blackdogtribe.com is the place to read the latest news and to talk to like-minded people in a safe environment.  Use your voice today and please get involved, read the posts and then share your journey. We believe that in helping others, you can help yourself.

 

For more information please visit:

 

www.blackdogtribe.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Student Minds

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Student Minds

 

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. We believe that peer interventions can change the state of student mental health.

 

We deliver research – driven training and support to equip students to bring about positive change on their campuses through campaigning and facilitating peer support programs.

 

Our vision is for students to be at the centre of all interventions to improve student mental health.

 

We want students to take action to foster an environment where everyone has the confidence to talk and listen to each other, the skills to support one another and the knowledge to look after their own mental health.

For more information please click here:

 

www.studentminds.org.uk





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Samaritans

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Samaritans

 

A totally confidential, anonymous conversation with a stranger can often feel easier than talking to someone you know.

 

Sometimes you can’t talk to family or friends about what’s weighing on your mind. That’s where we come in.

 

If something is troubling you, contact Samaritans in the UK and Ireland on

 

08457 90 90 90

 

email : jo@samaritans.org

 

For more information, visit our website at : www.samaritans.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WellHappy App

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WellHappy App

 

WellHappy is an innovative health & wellbeing app designed by and for young people in London.

 

The app gives young people access to key information around Mental Health, Sex, Relationships and Substance Misuse.

 

The result of collaboration between the NHS, mental health charity YoungMinds and LivingWell CIC, WellHappy responds to the State of Mind manifesto, in which young people said “tell us where we can go when we need help”.

 

Since the app’s launch at the Healthcare Innovation Expo & City Hall in March 2013 it has received glowing reviews and support from professionals and young people alike and has also received celebrity endorsement.

 

To find out more visit

www.myhealth.london.nhs.uk/health-communities/young-people





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Mental Health Foundation

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Mental Health Foundation

 

We are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.

 

We help people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.

 

We do this by:

  • carrying out research
  • developing practical solutions for better mental health services
  • campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination
  • promoting better mental health for us all.


We work across all age ranges and all aspects of mental health. We are the charity for everyone’s mental wellbeing.

 

for more information please click below:

 

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

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YoungMinds

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YoungMinds

 

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

 

Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.

 

We also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.

 

The YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline offers free confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

 

YoungMinds Parents Helpline call: 0808 802 5544

 

For more information visit:

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

 





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SISO

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(Safe Inside-Safe Outside)

SISO was originally formed to empower users of mental health services to become valued and active members of their communities, helping people to feel safe within themselves and their wider community.

 

A Toolkit for Wellbeing, full of good advice, information and self help techniques was developed to help make the recovery journey a reality.

 

SISO works to reduce stigma and inequalities associated with mental health. It seeks to promote choice control, self management, hope and optimism, incorporating a ‘whatever works for you’ philosophy.

 

SISO focuses on what people can do, taking a panoramic view of a person’s life and not just a life governed by a mental health diagnosis.

 

Visit the SISO Website to find out more about its work and vision for the future:

www.s-i-s-o.org.uk

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Depression Alliance

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Depression Alliance

 

Depression Alliance is the leading national charity that works with people who experience depression and anxiety. 

 

We are recognised and respected in the health, welfare and charity sectors for our knowledge and expertise in a wide range of effective methods of non-medical support for depression.

 

We run a successful network of self-help groups across England, publish a quarterly magazine, coordinate a pen friends scheme and host an online chat forum DATalk. 

 

We have piloted and now run wellbeing projects in London built around Time banking.

 

Informed by the experiences of people with depression, we also raise awareness of the realities of the illness amongst the general public with a variety of influential campaigns throughout the year.

For a full information pack please email your name and address to

information@depressionalliance.org

www.depressionalliance.org





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