We have put together a list of websites you may find useful, below is a list of just some of the charities you can access who offer support and advice to anyone affected by mental health.
Lancashire MIND Part of the national charity MIND focusing on Mental Wellbeing for All aiming together to stop misconceptions about mental health, develop resilience in people from an early age and work with communities to build a happier Lancashire.
Recovery and outcomes Set up in 2012 the Recovery and Outcomes Group is lead by an expert by experience; service users are actively involved with engagement from secure services nationally and regionally. The aim of the group is to support each other and share good practice
Depression Alliance Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people with depression. Their aim is to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it via our publications, supporter services and network of self-help groups for people affected by depression.
Mental Health Foundation Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Rethink Founded over 30 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness and today, with over 8,300 members, remain determined that this voice will continue to be heard.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness.
Time to Change is England’s biggest ever attempt to end the stigma and discrimination that faces people with mental health problems.
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