This website offers a comprehensive list of mental health disorders, their effects
and causes that can be chosen from a drop down menu. It contains information on
audiotapes, books, leaflets and factsheets about various mental health issues. It
also includes information on self-help and the kinds of treatment available and
how to get specialist help.
Depression Alliance online
Depression Alliance is a charity run by sufferers themselves, that offers help to
depression sufferers and carers. It provides information on various aspects of
depression, advice on getting support and understanding, information on self-help
groups across the UK, newsletters with information on how to manage depression and
information on workshops, as well as seminars and conferences relating to depression.
Mental Health Com
This is a website with a huge encyclopedia of information on mental health. The site
is intended for professionals, patients, carers, support groups and students. Information
is clearly and comprehensibly presented. It contains a very complete list of disorders
with extensive information on diagnosis, medications, research and links to other mental
The Albert Ellis Institute
The Albert Ellis institute is a non-profit making educational organization offering
professional training, self-help pamphlets, books and tapes. All information is based
on a human, action oriented approach to emotional growth, developed by Dr. Albert
Ellis, emphasizing individuals' capacity for creating their own emotions and the
ability to change by focusing on the present. Essays can be downloaded containing
practical examples of how various emotional problems (e.g., anxiety and feelings of
guilt) can be overcome.
Sane is concerned with improving the lives of those with mental illness (mainly
depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, obsessions, phobias and addictions). The site
includes extensive and easily understandable mental illness literature and offers
information on their national telephone helpline.
UK Mental Health Research Network
The UK MHRN is a Department of Health funded network designed to provide a research infrastructure.
The network supports vital large-scale research which will help to raise the standard of mental health
and social care research throughout England. In addition, it acts as a central point of information and reference,
connecting service users and carers to researchers and mental health professionals. The UK MHRN research will not only
respond to government policy but will help guide practice and contribute to the understanding of mental illness and the
increase of mental wellbeing in the UK.
The Associaton for Post Natal Illness
A charity funded association, providing support to mothers suffering from post-natal
depression. The site offers information about PNI, its causes and symptoms, self-help
advice to both sufferers and their carers and what can be done to help. Sufferers can
ring to speak to phone volunteers who have had and recovered from the illness themselves.
The Samaritans provide confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal
or despairing. The site gives information on how to contact them either, by phone,
email, letter or for a face to face talk.