- the local MIND network
There are some 180 local MIND associations
throughout England and Wales. These local groups run a variety of
services and activities such as crisis helplines, drop-in centres,
employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.
Each local Mind association is an independent charity run by local
people, for local people.
Depression Alliance supports a national
network of self help groups across England which all welcome new
members. This link shows the groups that are running in each
This website includes details of almost 2,000
patient support organisations, including self-help groups.
There are sections on mental health and mental health conditions
such as depression, eating disorders, stress and schizophrenia.
This part of the BBC website contains
information on sources of support for people with mental health
Time to Challenge: Time to Change
This programme is jointly run by MIND and
Rethink. This links to sources of information and advice on
accessing support such as counselling. There are also links
to sources of help at times of crisis.
NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the
NHS. It is the country's biggest health website with links to
information about health conditions, health services and
The helpline section also includes a ‘Services
near you’ search facility to help you to find
and thriving at work is a suite of toolkits,
training, and advice from Radar (Royal Association of Disability
Rights) which offer an easy frame work for surviving and thriving
Access to Work is a valuable Department for Work and
Pensions (DWP) scheme designed to financially assist employers with
costs beyond that of reasonable adjustments, helping to produce a
more efficient support system in the workplace.