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- National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland)
- Rethink is a severe mental illness charity in the UK. As of
2nd July 2002 'Rethink' is the new operating name for 'The National
Schizophrenia Fellowship'. Rethink is dedicated to improving
the lives of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether
they have a condition themselves, care for others who do, or
are professionals or volunteers working in the mental health
NHS Gateway for Schizophrenia
- The Mental Health Specialist Library of the National Electronic
Library for Health. This site is primarily developed for mental
health and primary care professionals working in the UK health
service. However, it also features a huge amount of content
that is relevant to the general public, patients, survivors,
caregivers, social care professionals, and anyone else with
an interest in mental health.
- Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales, working
for a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
It is a campaigning and education organisation.
- The Scottish Executive is the devolved government for Scotland.
It is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern
to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice,
rural affairs, and transport.
- The Princess Royal Trust
- A UK charity that exists to make it easier for carers to cope
by providing information, support and practical help to carers.
The Trust provides training and support for Carers Centres,
as well as raising funds for development work. It also has a
range of grant schemes for carers, including an Educational
Bursary Scheme, a Carers' Relief Fund for carers in particular
financial difficulties and a Young Carers Fund.
- A UK charity that helps young people overcome barriers and
get their lives working.Through practical support including
training, mentoring and financial assistance, the Trust helps
14-30 year olds realise their potential and transform their
lives. The Trust focuses their efforts on those who've struggled
at school, been in care, been in trouble with the law, or are
- Carers Online is a partnership website. It provides carers,
those supporting them and others with national and local information.
The site was developed by Carers UK, in partnership with the
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) and the
Invest to Save partnership.
- Mind Out
- Mind Out for Mental Health is an active campaign to stop the
stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. It is an
awareness and action campaign, working to bring about positive
shifts in attitudes and behaviour surrounding mental health.
In active partnership with organisations from a wide range of
sectors, Mind Out for Mental Health is producing a range of
communications materials and running a series of workshops and
- A mental health website from the company Zeus Research with
information, news and discussions relevant to schizophrenia
and related psychoses, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias,
depression and bipolar disorder. Writers for the site have a
variety of backgrounds and often have either personal or professional
experience of mental health.
- A UK charity concerned with improving the lives of everyone
affected by mental illness. SANE aims to raise awareness and
respect for people with mental illness and their families, improve
education and training, and secure better services; to initiate
and fund research into the causes of serious mental illness;
and to provide information and emotional support to those experiencing
mental health problems, their families and carers.
- An independent charitable foundation whose goal is to improve
health, especially in London. Includes a section on mental health
in London, with links to articles and other publications.
- Health Scotland
- A special health board which brings together the Public Health
Institute of Scotland (PHIS) and the Health Education Board
for Scotland (HEBS). It provides a a national focus for improving
health and reducing inequalities in Scotland.
- Mental Health
- A guide to all the issues associated with mental health. Topics
include emotional health, disorders/conditions, understanding
drugs, coping techniques, therapy and therapists, and supporting
- Mental Health for Men
- FMH is written for young men under 25. Its main aim is to
get blokes to have a good, long look at what's going on inside
their heads and then, if they find anything that's troubling
them, to advise them on who may be able to offer support.
- A UK charity working in mental health and learning disabilities.
The site includes the latest news and events on mental health
issues, as well as information on problems, treatments and strategies
for living with mental distress. The site also hosts 1 in 4,
an online discussion forum about mental health.
- The Citizens Advice Bureau Service offers free, confidential,
impartial and independent advice. The Bureau also uses its bank
of client evidence to find out where local and national services
and policies should change.
- The 'see me' campaign was launched in October 2002 to challenge
stigma and discrimination around mental ill-health in Scotland.
The campaign is run by an alliance of five Scottish mental health
organisations, and combines a national publicity programme with
local and national anti-stigma action developed in partnership
with like-minded groups and individuals across all sectors of
Scottish life. Individuals who have experienced stigma are involved
in many aspects of the campaign, and includes those prepared
to talk to the media about the impact stigma has had on their
- Maca - Mental
After Care Association
- Maca is a community mental health charity that works with
people who have mental-health problems, those who care for them,
and their communities. Maca's aim is to make sure they can meet
their own aspirations for mental wellbeing and end the stigma
and discrimination still associated with mental distress.
Hearing Voices Network Dundee
- This group encourages voice hearers to meet to discuss mutual
experiences and coping strategies in confidentiality. It also
raises awareness of voice hearing experiences, seeking to reduce
fear and ignorance.It offers support to voice hearers, carers,
friends and professionals. It has developed a wide range of
effective coping strategies which can be used in conjunction
- Little Wing is a project set up to establish a voice for those
in Dundee with experience of mental health difficulties. It
represents the views and wishes of service users through involvement
in the strategic planning and delivery of mental health services.
It also provides an information service to members on local
support groups and activities, illness and treatment options,
news and reports.
- SAMH - Scottish
Association for Mental Health
- SAMH a 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.
- YoungMinds is a UK charity committed to improving the mental
health of all babies, children and young people. It highlights
the mental health issues faced by children and young people
and promotes a greater public awareness of their needs. It offers
a Parents' Information Service which supports callers who are
trying to cope with often severe emotional and mental health
problems affecting their children and teenagers. It provides
information and advice on mental health issues, for children
and young people, their families, and those who work with them.
It provides training and support for practitioners in all agencies
who work with children, and influences decision makers to improve
services for young people.