- 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
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 area.
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 problems.
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
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 campaigns.
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 at work.
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.