Useful Links

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  • Advice Services

    • Advice UK

      Support network for free, independent advice centres. Formerly Federation of Independent Advice Centres (FIAC).
    • Citizens Advice Bureau

      The National Association of Citizen's Advice Bureau. You can access their comprehensive AdviceGuide from this site.
    • Advice Guide

      Detailed advice database on a number of subjects including benefits. Also has information on how to contact a local Citizens Advice Bureau.
    • Financial Ombudsman Service

      A free, independent and impartial service for consumers. Their role is to sort out problems consumers and financial businesses haven’t been able to resolve themselves.
    • AdviceNow

      Information on the law and your rights from a wide range of advice and information services. A project of Advice Services Alliance.
    • Advice Services Alliance

      Gives an overview of the whole range of alternative dispute resolution options. Aimed at legal advisers, advice agencies, solicitors, judges, and also to the general public.
    • Directgov

      Government website provideing a wide range of information on benefits and services. Has sections for carers, disabled people, online benefits advice and pay and work rights.
    • National Debtline

      Helpline which provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
    • CALL - Community Advice & Listening Line

      Offers emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales.
  • Charities & Voluntary Organisations

    • Bipolar Scotland

      Providing information, support and advice to people in Scotland who are affected by bipolar disorder and to all who care for them.
    • Carers UK

      Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers
    • Anxiety UK

      Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services.
    • Citizens Advice Bureau

      The National Association of Citizen's Advice Bureaua, including their in-depth AdviceGuide.
    • CRUSE Bereavement Care

      An organisation promoting the well-being of bereaved people, enabling anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Cruse provides support, info, advice, education and training services.
    • Depression Alliance

      Providing support and advice to people affected by depression
    • Disability Rights UK

      Campaigning for disability equality and human rights
    • Disabilities Forum

      Disabilities Forum can assist, advise, and represent disabled people on a number of issues such as Benefits, Housing, Education, Training, Employment, Equipment Grants, Travel, and Leisure Access.
    • Disability Wales

      Disability Wales is the national association of disabled people's organisations, striving to achieve the rights, equality and independence of disabled people in Wales.
    • National Domestic Violence Helpline

      A national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
    • Mental Health Foundation

      A mental health research, policy and service improvement charity committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.
    • MIND

      A mental health charity offering support and advice on a wide range of mental health issues, as well as an information and legal advice line.
    • PNI - Post Natal Illness

      An information site for sufferers and survivors of all types of postnatal depression.
    • Rethink Mental Illness

      Works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
    • Samaritans

      Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.
    • SANE

      SANE is a mental health charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. SANE operate an emotional support line every day from 6pm-11pm.
    • SOBS - Survivors of Bereavment by Suicide

      Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.
    • Turn2us

      Turn2us exists to help people access the funds they need that are available to them – through benefits, grants and other financial help.
    • Journeys (Formerly Depression Alliance Wales)

      Journeys is the only organisation in Wales whose sole purpose is to offer support and understanding to people affected by depression, their friends, families and carers.
  • Employment Resources

    • Acas

      The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.
    • Disability Law Service

      DLS provides advice and information on these six areas of law - Disability Discrimination, Consumer, Community Care, Further and Higher Education, Employment and Welfare Benefits.
    • Disability Rights Commission

      The independent body set up by the Government to help secure civil rights for disabled people. The site describes its role and powers.
    • Family Action

      Support and practical help for families affected by mental illness.
    • HM Revenue & Customs

      Information on HMRC services including Tax Credits.
    • Remploy

      The UK's leading supplier of employment opportunities for disabled people.
    • Shaw Trust

      A national charity that provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the workplace due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances.
  • Health & Medicine

    • APP Network

      Action on Postpartum Psychosis
    • PIP Health

      A Patient research organisation working in partnership with national charities including Bipolar UK.
    • The Royal College of Psychiatrists

      The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom
    • NHS Choices

      NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.
    • MediLexicon

      Explains the abbreviations used by doctors in medical reports.
    • BABCP

      The British Association for Behaviour & Cognitive Psychotherapies
    • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

      The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public.
    • BDRN - Bipolar Disorder Research Network

      The Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN) is a group of researchers and research participants in the UK undertaking a major study aimed at investigating the underlying causes of bipolar disorder.
  • Legal Resources

    • Advice Now

      Information on the law and your rights from a wide range of advice and information services. A project of Advice Services Alliance.
    • Appeals Service

      Provides information on how to appeal. Also has downloadable forms, internal guidance for tribunals.
    • British & Irish Legal Information Institute

      Has British and Irish case law online, as well as legal links.
    • British Institute of Human Rights

      The BIHR's aim is to increase awareness of human rights.
    • Mind Legal Helpline

      The Mind legal helpline works in three areas of legislation: 1. Mental Health Act 2. Mental Capacity Act 3. Discrimination in terms of Equality Act
  • Young People (18-25)

    • Doc Ready

      Doc Ready is a free app that helps young people to prepare for mental health related appointments with their GP.
    • Get Connected

      Get Connected is the free helpline for these young people, who know they need help but don't know where to find it. They offer support and information by phone, email and webchat any day of the year.
    • MEIC Cymru

      MEIC Cymru is the information, advice and support helpline for children and young people in Wales. If your life is in a bit of a tangle or you have a problem and need to speak to someone, MEIC is for you.
    • MIND - Children & Young People

      MIND are a large mental health charity offering information and advice on a wide range of mental health conditions.
    • Rethink Mental Illness - Young People

      Offers information and tips to help young people understand more about all aspects of mental health and where to get support.
    • See Me Scotland

      'see me' is dedicated to tackling the stigma of mental ill-health among young people, helping young people to understand the problems that they might face and what they can do to look after each other.
    • Talk to Frank

      The website gives a comprehensive guide to drugs and offers free and confidential support and advice via the telephone, email or live chat.
    • Time To Change - Young People

      Time to Change is an anti-stigma campaign run by the mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. The young people’s section encourages young people to speak out against the stigma.
    • The Site is an online guide to life for young people in the UK. There is information and support on a wide range different issues that may be affecting young people.
    • Youth Access

      The website provides information on the advice and counselling services available for young people.
    • Young Minds

      YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
    • Youth Space

      Youthspace aims to raise awareness, challenge discrimination & promote positive mental health for young people by offering advice, support & information to anyone interested in finding out more about mental health.
  • Students

    • Nightline

      Nightlines provide emotional support to students in distress. The helpline is open throughout the night during term time.
    • Student Minds

      Student Minds works towards improving the wellbeing of students through campaigns and peer-led support.
    • Students Against Depression

      Students Against Depression offers online advice, information, and guidance to students who are affected by depression.
  • Outside of the UK

    • International Bipolar Foundation (USA)

      A not for profit organization based in San Diego whose mission is to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education.



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