Organisations for users of mental health services
Mind Infoline provides information on a range of topics including types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy.
Mind Legal Advice Line provides legal information and general advice on the law about mental health, for example, mental capacity, community care, human rights, discrimination and equality.
Young Minds provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person. The website is www.youngminds.org.uk.
Phone: 020 7336 8445
Crisis cafe, organised by the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and the Local Minds, wants to support people to reduce immediate crisis and to safety plan; drawing on strengths, resilience, and coping mechanisms to manage people's mental health and wellbeing. Find out more about locations and times in our article here
Pandas Foundation offers advice and support to individuals, their families and carers experiencing pre and post-natal depression. Their website is www.pandasfoundation.org.uk
Rethink provide practical advice and information about issues such as different types of therapy and medication, benefits, debt, money issues, the police, courts and prison and your rights under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other laws. Their website is www.rethink.org
Sane provides practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers. They can help you consider options for support or action. Their website is www.sane.org.uk
Together is a national charity working with people with mental health issues. Their services include advocacy and support groups. Their website is www.together-uk.org