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Mental health conditions and related organisations

General Organisations

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity working in mental health and learning disabilities.


Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales. It provides a wide range of information and support to people with mental health difficulties. The website contains over 100 on-line information materials.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. It provides information, advice and is the largest national voluntary sector provider of mental health services, with about 250 services and over 150 support groups.


SANE is one of the UK's leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness.

Scottish Association for Mental Health

SAMH is the leading mental health charity in Scotland. As well as campaigning on policy issues and providing a Scotland-wide information service, the Association offers direct services to people with mental health problems across Scotland through a range of projects.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing and increases public awareness of issues around suicide and depression.

Alcohol and Drug Use

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share experiences, strength and hope to solve drinking problems. The website includes a section specifically for young people. Details of your local office can be found in the telephone book.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Narcotics Anonymous runs support groups for people who want support with drug use. Visit the website to find details of your local office.


Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care can provide support and information to anyone affected by a death.


Depression Alliance

Depression Alliance is a UK charity offering help to people with depression.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK works to enable people affected by Bipolar disorder to take control of their lives.

Eating Disorders

Beat - Beating Eating Disorders

Beat (formerly Eating Disorders Association) offers advice and information to people with eating disorders.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

A website for men who are affected by eating disorders. The site has been created to provide male sufferers and others with essential information and advice on eating disorders including definitions of what they are and the associated symptoms, treatments and support services available. There are also personal stories and a forum so male users can connect with other men with eating disorders to share their experiences and offer peer support.


Terrence Higgins Trust

Provides advice, information and counselling for people affected by HIV.

Phobia and Panic Attacks

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is the largest charity dealing with anxiety and phobias. It can provide help and support to anyone with an anxiety conditions and specific phobias.

No Panic

No Panic is a totally voluntary charity, whose aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, other related Anxiety Disorders, including Tranquilliser Withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families and/or carers.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


OCD-UK is a registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to sufferers of OCD and their friends/families.  


National Self-Harm Network

The National Self-Harm Network is a survivor-led organisation. It campaigns for the rights and understanding of people who self-harm.


Equilibrium is a self injury awareness organisation designed to help educate and support people who self harm and their family and friends.

Self Injury Support

Self Injury Support are the only UK-wide charity offering both training and support around self harm to people of all ages. They offer in house training on: Working with people who self injure, Working with young people who self injure, Working with people with learning disabilities who self injure, Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder. The site offers online self help tools and text and email support for young women, as well as a helpline for women of any age.


Counselling and Psychotherapy

British Assocation of Counselling and Psychotherapy

BACP is the national voice on issues related to counselling. It aims to promote the understanding and awareness of counselling throughout society. It provides some answers to frequently asked questions about counselling.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Maintains professional standards for psychotherapy and provides information on registered therapists and training organisations.

UK Counselling Directory

The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics.

Alternative Treatments

Complementary and Alternative Medicines

The Royal College of Psychiatrists have produced a leaflet is anyone who would like to try complementary medicines for a mental health problem.  

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This NHS website allows you to read about treatments that fall outside of mainstream healthcare.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Food and Behaviour Research

The website has information about a wide variety of conditions where behaviour, learning and mood are linked with food and nutrition.

Hypnotherapy Directory

Hypnotherapy Directory was launched to connect individuals with qualified professionals in the UK. The site offers information about what hypnotherapy is, how it can help, upcoming events, articles written by professionals and the latest hypnotherapy news.

To ensure the professionalism of our members, proof of qualifications and insurance cover, or proof of professional body membership is required.



Last edited: 21 05 2015