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Useful Links

Advice

Web based information covering a wide range of topics from debt to employment. Contact details of your local CAB centres.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

www.adviceguide.org.uk

Anxiety

Advice and information for people with anxiety and phobias including email support services.

www.phobics-society.org.uk

Arts

Sites about art in the UK and information about the importance of art therapies and creativity for mental health.

www.artscouncil.org.uk

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Bereavement

Coping with bereavement including a helpline. Information for those helping children cope with bereavement.

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

 BME communities

Policy and good practice for black and minority ethnic people with mental health problems and their carers.

www.bmementalhealth.org.uk

Carers

Information about the rights of carers.

www.gov.uk/carers

www.carersuk.org

www.carers.org

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/campaigns/partnersincare.aspx

 Complementary therapies

Up-to-date information about the use of complementary therapies.

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Debt/financial concerns

Debt advice from Citizen's Advice Bureau.

www.adviceguide.org.uk

Depression

Details of local support networks, information packs and publications for people with depression.

www.depressionalliance.org

 Diet

Healthy eating to maintain physical, emotional and mental health.

www.5aday.org.uk

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Domestic abuse

Information for people suffering from domestic abuse including details of 24-hour help and support.

www.sunflower-centre.org

Drugs/alcohol abuse

Information for users of drugs or alcohol and their families and carers.

www.northantsdaat.com

www.aquarius.org.uk

www.talktofrank.com

www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Exercise

Benefits of exercise on mental health.

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

General

General information on physical and mental health including assessment tools and self-help advice.

www.bbc.co.uk/health

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Lesbian, gay and bisexual communities

Services and information for Northamptonshire's LGB community

www.nglba.com

Medication

Useful information about antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs.

www.mind.org.uk/antidepressants

www.mind.org.uk/antipsychotics

Mental health

Information about mental health including contact details and helplines.

www.mind.org.uk

www.samaritans.org.uk

www.sane.org.uk

Older people

Health and wellbeing information for older people

www.direct.gov.uk

Panic

Literature and advice for sufferers of panic and anxiety disorders. Confidential helpline and telephone recovery support groups.

www.nopanic.org.uk

Parents

Information about children's health and wellbeing

www.youngminds.org.uk

www/direct.gov.uk/yourchildshealth

Phobias

Advice and information for people with anxiety and phobias, includes email support service.

www.phobics-society.org.uk

Post-natal depression

Leaflets, information and self-help material including support forums and chat rooms.

www.apni.org

www.pni.org.uk

Relaxation

Online audio and visual relaxation

www.stressbusting.co.uk

Self-help

Free web-based self-help courses which will help you assess you mood and teach you key life skills.

www.livinglifetothefull

www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

www.ntw.nhs.uk

Shyness and social anxiety

Information about shyness and social anxiety including a member's chat room

 www.social-anxiety.org.uk

 Stress

Online stress test and advice about ways of coping

www.stressbusting.co.uk

Wellbeing

Healthy living, physical, emotional and mental health

 www.direct.gov.uk/healthandwellbeing

 Young people

Information, advice and self-help for young people, parents and teachers

www.wiredforhealth.gov.uk

www.studenthealth.co.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk