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Mental health information directory

Keep Your Head

Keep Your Head website is developed by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council Public Health Team. It provides a central hub of comprehensive information on mental health and mental health services. The website is made up of three sections tailored for children and young people, adults, and education professionals. Information include helplines, support for victims of crime and abuse and support for people with drug and alcohol addictions.

Organisation Description Website/s
Every Mind Matters Every Mind Matters website is created by Public Health England, with resources and video clips developed with experts and approved by the NHS. There is a short quiz to help you understand your concerns and how these affect you, and enable Your Mind Plan to create a personalized action plan to look after your mental wellbeing. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
NHS - Mental Health NHS website gives comprehensive information about mental health conditions, treatments and therapies offered, as well as the following:

- tips, guides, tools and activities to support and improve your mental health
- mental wellbeing audio guides

- the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/




https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/mental-wellbeing-audio-guides/




 https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/
Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Foundation website has a range of information about mental health, including an A to Z guide and several publications. The website contains good advices to help you look after your mental health and useful links to organizations offering support.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/looking-after-your-mental-health

Royal College of Psychiatrists Royal College of Psychiatrists website provides user-friendly and evidence-based information on mental health. You can find information by keyword search or scroll down through the list in each section.

They provide patients, carers, family and friends information relating to mental health conditions, including the impact of physical illness on mental health. There is also a section about treatments and other topics.

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/treatments-and-wellbeing

Mental Health UK Mental Health UK brought together four national charities - Rethink Mental Illness in England, Hafal in Wales, Support in Mind in Scotland and MindWise in Northern Ireland - to offer advice, information and support to people affected by mental health problems. Their website offers information about mental health conditions with useful contacts of support for each condition.

https://mentalhealth-uk.org/

https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/conditions/

Mind Mind is a mental health charity organization in England and Wales. Their website provides detailed information about mental health conditions, medication and treatments. It includes tips on how to manage everyday life while living with mental health concerns and how to support others. You can find useful contacts for each type of mental health problem. There are also local Mind services providing support such as counselling, advocacy and housing across England.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/local-minds/

Organisation Description Website/s
NHS mental health services NHS website gives details about how to access NHS mental health services, and what to consider regarding mental health assessments to evaluate your needs.

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services/

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/mental-health-assessments/

NHS – Where to get urgent help for mental health

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment.

Find information on this NHS webpage, including the link to Staying Safe website which helps you to make a safety plan.

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/

https://stayingsafe.net/

Help in a mental health crisis - CPFT Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) website provides information about how to find help if you or someone are in a mental health crisis and when there is a risk of physical harm. https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/helpinacrisis
Psychological Wellbeing Service - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CPFT) Psychological Wellbeing Service (PWS) is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services provided by CPFT. This NHS service is for people aged 17 and over experiencing common mental health problems. You can make a self referral online and you do not need a diagnosis to access this service. https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/psychological-wellbeing-service
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is one of the major professional accreditation bodies in the UK for psychotherapy. Their website explains what issues and concerns may be helped by talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist. There is also information about how to access therapy and how to find a qualified professional.

https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/what-therapy-can-help-with/

https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/how-to-get-therapy/

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is another major professional organisation for psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors in the UK. You can find information about different psychotherapy approaches and what therapy ethics you can expect from a qualified practitioner. https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/seeking-therapy/types-of-psychotherapy/

Organisation Description Website/s
Keep your Head Keep Your Head website brings together information about mental health for children, young people and adults, as well as local and national services and support on every aspect of mental wellbeing. The following links are information for adults' mental health support services:

- Helplines
- Local support
- National support
- Carer Support
- Suicide prevention and support after suicide

https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults

https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults/MH/who-else-can-help-me/helplines-1

https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults/MH/who-else-can-help-me/local-support

https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults/MH/who-else-can-help-me/national-support

https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults/MH/who-else-can-help-me/carer-support

https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults/MH/need-help-now/suicide
CPSL Mind CPSL Mind is part of the national charity Mind, covering Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire. They provide peer support groups, community meet-up, online support and fully-funded counselling services accepting GP and self referrals.

Their website signposts callers in need of urgent help to emergency service and helplines.

They also campaign for suicide prevention across our region. You can find resources and training information on their Stop Suicide website.

https://www.cpslmind.org.uk/

About healthcare - Mind

CPSL Mind

https://stopsuicidepledge.org/
Rethink - Information for BAME and LGBT+ communities Rethink Mental Illness is a charity offering support to people with mental health conditions and their carers.

As well as providing general information, their website contains information for people of BAME background who may face specific issues regarding mental health and options of support to help resolve these issues.

People identify as LGBT+ may experience difficulties that affect their health and well-being and can find information on Rethink website about these issues and how to get support.

https://www.rethink.org/

Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health (rethink.org)

LGBT+ mental health (rethink.org)

Mind - Information for LGBTQ+ communities Gives information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer or questioning (LGBTIQ+). https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/lgbtiqplus-mental-health/about-lgbtiqplus-mental-health/
LGBT HERO LGBT HERO is a national health and wellbeing charity supporting LGBQ+ people. Their website provides information about how to find support for mental health. https://www.lgbthero.org.uk/Pages/Category/general-wellbeing

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) is an independent organisation working psychologically with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. Their aim is to address the inequality of access to appropriate psychological services for people of minority background. Their website provides a list of free resources and services.

https://www.baatn.org.uk/

MindEd for Families - Information for older adults and people caring about them MindEd for Families website contains mental health information and advice for older adults and those who care for them. https://www.mindedforfamilies.org.uk/older-people
Royal College of Psychiatrists - Information for older adults Royal College of Psychiatrists website provides information and advice about depression in older adults. It also contains alcohol advice explaining the effect of alcohol on mental health.

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders/depression-in-older-adults

Alcohol, mental health and the brain | Royal College of Psychiatrists (rcpsych.ac.uk)
Mental Health Foundation - Mental health in later life Mental Health Foundation website also has information about older adults' mental health, including a guide on "How to look after your mental health in later life".

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/a-z-topics/mental-health-later-life 

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/publications/how-look-after-your-mental-health-later-life

About

Organisation Description Website
Keep Your Head Keep Your Head website offers information on mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. You can find information about mental health conditions, as well as services and support across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

The website also has a section for education professionals with information on how to support young people, how to make referrals and where to find training resources for teachers and schools.

https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp

https://www.keep-your-head.com/prof
Every Mind Matters Every Mind Matters website provides young people with mental wellbeing tips.

It also give advices to parents on how to support children and young people, and how to after them during the pandemic.

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-wellbeing-tips/youth-mental-health/

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/supporting-others/childrens-mental-health/

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/coronavirus/looking-after-children-and-young-people-during-covid-19/
Anna Freud Centre Anna Freud Centre is a national charity working with communities and professionals to support children and young peoples' mental health. Their website has a section designed for young people, helping individuals make informed choices about one's own mental health and wellbeing. There is also one page explaining that young people are entitled to be treated fairly and given the same rights as everyone else.

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/know-your-rights/
Royal College of Psychiatrists Royal College of Psychiatrists website provides evidence-based, accessible information for young people and their parents or carers.

One of the webpages describes what Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are and how people who work in CAMHS may be able to help with a young person.

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people/young-people/who-s-who-in-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-(camhs-)-information-for-parents-and-carers

Services

Organisation Description Website
Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust - Cambridgeshire Children and Young People's Services Cambridgeshire Children and Young People's Services website provides parents information and resources about infants, children and young people's emotional health. There is also contact information about how to access their services. https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/what-we-do/children-young-people-health-services-cambridgeshire/cambridgeshire-children's-emotional-health-home/
Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust community services - Chat Health 11-19 year old Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child Programme runs a secure and confidential text messaging service for young people aged 11-19 across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Young people who are struggling to cope with issues such as bullying, emotional health, relationship problems, alcohol and drugs can get in touch with health professionals for advice anonymously. https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/what-we-do/children-young-people-health-services-cambridgeshire/cambridgeshire-0-19-healthy-child-programme/chathealth
Centre 33 Centre 33 is a charity providing support and services to young people up to the age of 25, living in Cambridgeshire, with mental health conditions, caring responsibilities, housing difficulties and sexual health concerns. https://centre33.org.uk

Student Space & Student Minds

Student Space is a website led by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. The website helps university students to:

- Access support services

- Find information and advice on dealing with challenges

- Find support available at universities

https://studentspace.org.uk/

Keep Your Head Keep Your Head website provides information about mental health services and resources across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough in the "Who else can help me?" tab. There is also a list of charities offering bereavement support to children and young people.

https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp

https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp/CP-MHS/who-else-can-help-me/losing-a-loved-one-bereavement

Organisation Description Website/s
NHS The NHS website provides information and advice for parents who have children or teenagers with mental health problems. https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/advice-for-parents/
Every Mind Matters Every Mind Matters website give advices to parents on how to support children and young people, and how to after them during the pandemic.

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/supporting-others/childrens-mental-health/

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/coronavirus/looking-after-children-and-young-people-during-covid-19/

Keep Your Head Keep Your Head website offers information on children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. You can find information about services and support across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and information for parents and carers.

There is also a site specifically for education professionals with information on how to support young people, how to make referrals and where to find training resources for teachers and schools.

https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp

https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp/CP-MHS/parents/welcome-to-the-parents-and-carers-section

https://www.keep-your-head.com/prof

MindEd and MindEd for Families MindEd is a Health Education England funded e-learning platform, hosted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It offers free, simple advice about children and young people's mental health for all adults, including portals to e-learning resources for professionals.

MindEd for Families is a branch of MindEd. It's website contains information to support parents and those caring for children and young people.

https://www.minded.org.uk/

https://www.mindedforfamilies.org.uk/

https://www.mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people
Anna Freud Centre Anna Freud Centre is a national charity working with communities and professionals to support children and young peoples' mental health. They conduct researches, offer professional trainings, and provide resources for families and schools. Their website is full of information and resources catered for young people, parents and carers, education professionals, mental health professionals and researchers. https://www.annafreud.org/
Our Time Our Time is a charity providing resources to support children and young people who are affected by parental mental illness. The charity offers workshops and trainings and their website contains resources for parents and schools.

https://ourtime.org.uk/

https://ourtime.org.uk/resource/
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) website gives information on how to recognize the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health and what parents can do to help children and young people.

NSPCC manages the Childline for young people to call for help and support with any issue they're going through. Their NSPCC Helpline offers advice and support to anyone who is worried about a child.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/childline/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/nspcc-helpline/
NSPCC Learning National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) manages a learning website for people who work with children. It contains comprehensive information and guidance to help adults protect children from abuse and neglect. There are also information about children's mental health and how to promote their wellbeing, as well as how to recognize children and families at risks who might be in need of help.

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-health-development

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/children-and-families-at-risk

Organisation Description Website/s

NHS 111 – and select the mental health option - Help in a mental health crisis

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need help, call NHS 111 – and select the mental health option. 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) website provides information about how to find help in a mental health crisis and when there is a risk of physical harm.

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/helpinacrisis

NHS - Suicidal Thoughts The NHS website explains where to find help if you have suicidal thoughts. https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/behaviours/help-for-suicidal-thoughts/

NHS – Where to get urgent help for mental health

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment.

Find information in this NHS webpage, including the link to Staying Safe website which helps you to make a safety plan.

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/

https://stayingsafe.net/

Keep Your Head Keep Your Head website contains information of support for people who have suicidal thoughts and who are concerned for someone else. https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults/MH/need-help-now/suicide
Samaritans The national charity Samaritans offer support by their 24-hour helpline and email helpline. You can find information on their website about what you can do if you are having a difficult time and if you are worried about someone else.

https://www.samaritans.org/

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/if-youre-having-difficult-time/

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/if-youre-worried-about-someone-else/
PAPYRUS PAPYRUS is a UK Charity devoted to support young people under 35 who might be thinking about suicide. They run a helpline offering confidential suicide prevention advice to young people who are struggling and those who are worried about a young person. https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
Stop Suicide - CPSL Mind CPSL Mind runs a suicide prevention campaign in our region and empowers communities and individuals with training and resources to help stop suicides. There are downloadable resources, including leaflets "Coping with suicidal thoughts" and "Supporting someone who is suicidal".

https://stopsuicidepledge.org/

https://stopsuicidepledge.org/resources-and-information/

Staying Safe - from suicidal thoughts

The Staying Safe website is a life-saving resource developed by suicide prevention experts and people with lived experience.

It has the tool “My Safety Plan” which helps people find ways to keep themselves safer from thoughts of harm and encourage them to seek support.

https://www.stayingsafe.net/

https://www.stayingsafe.net/ST

Zero Suicide Alliance Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaboration of NHS trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention with a basic belief that suicide is preventable. You can find on their website a range of e-learning resources about suicide awareness and skills to help others.

https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/

https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/training
Movember Movember is a charity campaigning for men's health. Their website gives suggestions about how to reach out to get support or give support. There is also an e-learning resource "Movember Conversations" giving tips on how to start a conversation and support someone who might be struggling. https://uk.movember.com/mens-health/suicide-prevention
Support After Suicide Support After Suicide website is hosted by Samaritans and provide information for people who have been impacted by suicide and those who are supporting someone else. https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) The charity Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide runs a national helpline to give emotional support to people who are affected by suicide. Their website contains resources for survivors and for professionals working with bereaved people. https://uksobs.org/

Organisation Description Website/s
Mind - about bereavement Mind website contains information on bereavement and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief. The website also provides a list of useful contacts to look up for support.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/about-bereavement/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/useful-contacts/
Keep Your Head - local support Keep Your Head website has a list of charities offering bereavement support.

There is also information about charities supporting bereaved children and young people.

https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults/MH/who-else-can-help-me/local-support#bereavement

https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp/CP-MHS/who-else-can-help-me/losing-a-loved-one-bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity offering support through information and advice, helpline service, online chat, individual support and group support to bereaved people including children and young people.
Their Cambridge Cruse and Huntingdonshire branches provide support to people across the whole of Cambridgeshire, including Ely, Fenland, Newmarket, Haverhill and Uttlesford.

https://www.cruse.org.uk/

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/local-services/

Marie Curie - Bereavement Support The national charity Marie Curie website provides practical information and their helpline offers emotional support to people who have been bereaved. You will find on their website information to help you with grieving and advice on how to support a bereaved friend or relative.

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereavement

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends