Helpful Resources

Emergence
www.emergenceplus.org.uk
Emergence is a service user-led organisation supporting all people affected by personality disorder including service users, carers, family and friends and professionals. Many of you may be familiar with the work of Borderline UK and/or Personality Plus. In the summer of 2009 the board of directors of both organisations decided to merge to improve the valuable services, information, training and events. By becoming one constituted organisation we also felt it would be easier for users, carers and professionals to join.

Fawcett Society
www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
Fawcett campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics.

Hearing Voices Network
www.hearing-voices.org
If you hear voices HVN can help. Hearing Voices Network is committed to helping people who hear voices. Its reputation is growing as the limitations of a solely medical approach to voices become better known. Psychiatry refers to hearing voices as ‘auditory hallucinations’ but HVN’s research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma.
HVN offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

Mad in America
www.madinamerica.com
This site is designed to serve as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. We want to provide readers with news, stories of recovery, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise.

Mad Love: A Designer Asylum
http://madlove.org.uk/
The project is bringing together people with and without mental health experiences, mental health professionals and academics, artists and designers and more. The aim is to begin to understand the power relations between patient and staff, lived expert and academic expert, artist and audience, neuro-diverse and neuro-typical… and start making positive change.

Mad Pride
www.madpride.org.uk/index.php
New millennium civil rights movement designed to eliminate discrimination against psychiatric patients.

Mental Health Alliance
www.mentalhealthalliance.org.uk
A coalition working to secure improved mental health legislation.

Mental Health Foundation
www.mentalhealth.org.uk
We exist to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. We bring together teams that undertake research, develop services, design training, influence policy and raise public awareness within one organisation.  We are keen to tackle difficult issues and try
different approaches, many of them led by mental health service users.

Mental Spaghetti
www.mentalspaghetti.org
Mental Spaghetti is a platform for the arts in mental health community.
Its goal is to act as an anchor point and sign-post for a network of internet users to come together online to discuss, view and share their artwork.

Mind
www.mind.org.uk
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.

National Paranoia Network
www.nationalparanoianetwork.org
The National Paranoia Network aims to raise awareness of how disabling paranoia can be and to breakdown social taboos. The Network runs training sessions globally to professional bodies and all interested parties on how to understand a person’s paranoia and help them make sense of it.

National Self Harm Network
www.nshn.co.uk/resources.html
Resources and information for people who self-injure for health and mental health professionals,friends, relatives and advocates.

PACE Promoting Lesbian and Gay Health and Wellbeing
www.pacehealth.org.uk
PACE is London’s leading charity promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Rethink
www.rethink.org
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, to recover a better quality of life.

Rights of Women
www.rightsofwomen.org.uk
Rights of Women is a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health
www.scmh.org.uk
SCMH is a charity that seeks to influence mental health policy and practice and enable the development of mental health services through research and training.

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service. Samaritans Vision is that fewer people die by suicide. They work to achieve this vision by making it their mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.

Time to Change
www.time-to-change.org.uk
Inspiring people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health.

World Health Organisation: The Department of Gender, Women and Health
www.who.int/gender/en
This department of the WHO aims to bring attention to the ways in which biological and social differences between women and men affect health and the steps needed to achieve health equality.

Young Minds
www.youngminds.org.uk
Young Minds provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.