National Advice and Campaigning Organisations Eating Disorders Association 103 Prince of Wales Road Tel: 08707703256 Norwich 08456341414 (helpline) NR1 1DW 08456341414 (youthline) Fax: 01603664915 email: email@example.com www: www.edauk.com Eating Disorders Association is a UK wide charity providing information, help and support for people affected by eating disorders and, in particular, anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Details of local contacts in your area are freely available to callers ringing our helplines. MDF The BiPolar Organisation Castle Works 21 St George’s Road Tel: 0845340540 (helpline) London Fax: 02077932639 SE1 6ES email: firstname.lastname@example.org www: mdf.org.uk MDF The BiPolar Organisation is a user led charity working to enable people with BiPolar disorder/manic depression to take control of their lives. Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society Tyrwhitt House Oaklawn Road Leatherhead Surrey Tel: 01372841600 KT22 0BX email: email@example.com www: www.combatstress.org.uk The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society is the only organisation specialising in the care of men and women of all ranks discharged from the armed services and merchant navy who suffer from mental health problems. The society provides specialist treatment and welfare services for veterans suffering from psychological injuries associated with severe trauma. Hearing Voices Network 79 Lever Street Tel: 08451228641 Manchester 08451228642 (helpline) M1 1FC Fax: 01612280092 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www: www.hearing-voices.org Hearing Voices Network is a network of people who hear voices. Relatives, carers and workers who work towards gaining a better understanding of the experience of hearing voices and seeing visions and reducing ignorance and anxiety about these issues. Mind (The Mental Health Charity) Granta House 15-19 Broadway Tel: 08457660163 London 01772821734 (North West Mind) E15 4BQ Fax: 02085221725 email: email@example.com www: www.mind.org.uk Mind is the UK's leading mental health charity, providing a national information and legal service as well as 208 local groups offering a range of support services in the community. Mind campaigns for a better life for those diagnosed as mentally ill and their right to lead an active and valued life in the community. National Phobics Society (NPS) Zion CRC 339 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester Tel: 08701222325 (Helpline) M15 4ZY Fax: 01612267727 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www: www.phobics-society.org.uk We are a national Charity that supports people living with anxiety disorders including panic attacks, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), phobics etc. Services offered include 1:1 therapy services (cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, alternative therapies), self help group, on-line services, quarterly magazine. NHS Direct National Health Service Tel: 08454647 www: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk NHS Direct is a 24 hour nurse-led helpline providing confidential health and advice information. NHS Direct is also available on the internet, providing healthcare information and advice. Detailed information on Schizophrenia, Depression and Suicide is available from the National electronic Library for Mental Health (NeLMN) www.nelmh.nhs.uk Rethink 30 Tabernacle Street Tel: 02073309100/01 London 02089746814 (helpline) EC2A 4DD Fax: 02073309102 email: email@example.com www: www.rethink.org Rethink is the new operating name for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship. Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, to recover a better quality of life. Rethink has over three hundred services which give people practical support, including home support and nursing care for people with severe mental illness, support for carers, helplines and advocacy. Sad Association (Seasonal Affective Disorder) P.O. Box 989 Steyning West Sussex Tel: 01903814942 (helpline) BN44 3HG Fax: 01903879939 www: www.sada.org.uk The SAD is a voluntary organisation and registered charity which informs the public and health professionals about SAD and supports and advises sufferers of the illness. SANELINE Sane First Floor Cityside House 40 Alder Street Tel: 02073751002 London 08457678000 (Saneline) E1 1EE Fax: 0203752162 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www: www.sane.org.uk SANE is a national mental health charity which aims to raise awareness of mental illness and campaign to improve services, initiate and fund research into the causes fo serious mental illness through its research centre, and provide information and support to those experiencing mental health problems through it helpline, SANELINE. Survivors Speak Out 44 Seldon House Stewarts Road Tel: 0206225738 SW8 4DP Survivors Speak Out is a nationwide organisation for people who are defined psychiatric system survivors. This is a compaigning organisation trying to bring change through survivor contact and empowerment, by putting people in touch with each other. Survivors Speak Out believe that people experiencing mental distress have a right to be informed of alternative medication to enable informed choices to be made. The Association for Post-Natal Illness 145 Dawes Road Fulham London Tel: 02073860868 (helpline) SW6 7EB Fax: 02073868885 email: email@example.com www: www.apni.org We offer advice, information and support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness. Support is given by ex-sufferers by phone or letter. Information leaflets available for sufferers, their families and health professionals. The Carers National Association Ruth Pitter House 20-25 Glasshouse Yard Tel: 02074908818 London 08088087777 (Carersline) EC1A 4JT Fax: 02074908824 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www: www.carersuk.demon.co.uk The Carers National Association works with and on behalf of all carers. A registered charity, it is run entirely by carers and former carers. Its aims are: to encourage carers to recognise their own needs; to develop appropriate support for carers; to provide information and advice to carers; to bring the needs of carers to the attention of government and other policy makers. Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) The Flamsteed Centre Tel: 08702413337 (National Helpline) Albert Street 01159441117 Ilkeston Derbyshire DE7 5GU Email: email@example.com www:www.sobs.admin.care4free.net The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health 134-138 Borough High Street London Tel: 02078278300 SE1 1LB Fax: 02074039482 www: www.sainsburycentre.org.uk The Sainsbury Centre aims to improve mental health services through a co-ordinated programme of research, service evaluation, service development and training. Together Working for Wellbeing Maca House Yorkshire Street Tel: 01706640027 Rochdale Fax: 01706752480 Lancashire OL12 0DS email: firstname.lastname@example.org www: www.together-uk.org Together: Working for Wellbeing is a leading national charity working for wellbeing: that means we support people with mental health needs to get what they want from life and to feel happier. We do this by running a range of mental health services across the country, campaigning and doing research and educating local communities about their own mental health needs. Turning Point New Loom House 101 Blackchurch Lane London Tel: 02077022300 E1 1LU Fax: 02077021456 email: email@example.com www: www.turning-point.co.uk Turning Point is a social care organisation working with individuals and their communities across England and Wales in the areas of drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and learning disability. United Kingdom Advocacy Network (UKAN) Volserve House 14/18 West Bar Green Sheffield Tel: 01142728171 S1 2DA Fax: 01142728171 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www: www.u-kan.co.uk UKAN promote and campaign for independent user led advocacy for all mental health service users and meaningful involvement of users in all aspects of mental health service planning and delivery. To be a national voice promoting the human rights of mental health service users.