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Mental Health Issues

The Big White Wall

The Big White Wall early intervention service offers free, anonymous online psychological support for serving personnel, veterans and families.

The Big White Wall Website

Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has an extensive selection of readable, user friendly and accurate articles on a whole range of mental health issues, from alcohol/drug problems to Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Royal College of Psychiatrists Mental Health Information

King’s Centre for Military Health Research

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) was founded in 2004. Previously, they were known as the Gulf War Illnesses Research Unit established in 1996. They are independent of Ministry of Defence (MoD).

KCMHR is a collaboration of the Institute of Psychiatry, the Department of War Studies and the Medical School, each part of King’s College, London. In addition, the Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health (ACDMH) works directly with KCMHR. It is funded by the MoD and collaborates directly with the university. Both academics and military personnel are seconded to the unit.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kcmhr/

Mental Health Foundation

Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live. They have 60 members of staff working across two offices; their staff do research, develop services, design training, provide information, influence policy and raise awareness.

They work closely with individual service users and advisory groups in mental health and learning disabilities. Their advice informs their current and future work. They also work with service providers, consultants, policy makers and academics throughout the UK and in other countries.

Mental Health Foundation Website

Reserves Mental Health Programme (RMHP)

The RMHP is a tri-Service initiative, established at Chilwell (co-located with the Reserves Training & Mobilisation Centre). The programme is designed to enable Reservists (RNR, RMR, TA, RAuxAF and Regular Reserves) who have mobilised and deployed as Reservists, to access a mental health programme. In partnership with the NHS, the RMHP aims to assess and where appropriate, provide outpatient care. Reservists demobilised from an operational theatre since 1 January 2003 are eligible for this service. Users or their GP can access the system and concerned relatives or friends can obtain advice by telephoning freephone 0800 032 6258. Further details and general advice is provided below.

Information for patients and health professionals (PDF, 19KB)

GP Referral to RMHP (PDF, 82KB)

Request for Further Information (PDF, 54KB)

Mind

As the leading mental health charity for England and Wales, Mind is a force for change. They campaign vigorously to create a society that promotes and pretects good mental health for all - a society where people with experience of mental distress are treated fairly, positively and with respect.

They are both a local and national network and through this network they are able to work with around 250,000 people every year. They are able to help people who experience all types of mental distress, and who may require help from one or more of their services.

Mind Website

Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship provides care and rehabilitation for people with mental health needs in England and Wales. Their pioneering experience of working with many thousands of individuals has created a depth of mental health and community care knowledge that is second to none.

Richmond Fellowship Website

YoungMinds

YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. YoungMinds also runs a free parents helpline offering confidential suport for anyone worried about the emotional problems or behaviour of a child or young person.

YoungMinds Website

Shift

Shift is an initiative to tackle stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues in England. Their aim is to create a society where people who experience mental health problems enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other people.

Visit the Shift Website

Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health (SDC)

The SDC believes that mental ill health affects us all. The SDC shares the aspirations held by many in Scotland and elsewhere for people affected by mental ill health to have improved lives within our communities. Through the work it undertakes with others, the SDC aims to influence and enhance the mental health and quality of life of individuals, families and communities.
The SDC aims to promote and support the development of effective health and social care systems, through the provision of development support, advice and research

Visit the SDC Website