There are a number of websites that provide a wealth of information and advice about mental health. We have provided a list below as a starting point for you. A brief description is given for each website. If you click on the heading you will be directed to their websites and can read more about them.
Children and Young People
Heads Together brings together a coalition of charities, with decades of experience in tackling the stigma around mental health in the UK. They want to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.
Mentally Healthy Schools
Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help you support your pupils.
We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.
The Ollie Foundation
In 2016, three parents who had all lost their teenage sons to suicide, vowed to do all they could to prevent other families suffering similar tragedies. And so The OLLIE Foundation was born. The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) is a registered charity funding suicide prevention skills training for any individual or community that wants it, especially those interacting with young people, or young people themselves. This includes may be parents, students, school staff, other charity and community groups and many more. The aim of the training is to create ‘suicide safe’ communities where we create a ethos of awareness and prevention structured around alertness, intervention and recovery.
Workplace Mental Health
Mental Health at Work
Resources are the heart of Mental Health at Work. Think of this place as your first stop to find documents, guides, tips, videos, courses, podcasts, templates and information from key organisations across the UK, all aimed at helping you get to grips with workplace mental health. This website provides toolkits for a range of sectors.
Mental Health in the Workplace
For information about the support offered by Mind, visit this website. It provides guidance for staff and managers and details of free webinars to encourage positive mental health at work.
All age groups
Mental Health Helplines
An NHS website which signposts to a wide range of organisations with helplines.
ReThink Mental Illness
Provide expert advice to everyone affected by mental health problems. When mental illness first hits you or your family, it can be hard to know who or what to trust. We give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights. We were the first mental health charity to gain the Information Standard for our trusted and relevant information.
MIND for better mental health
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Time to Change
Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We’ve already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems.
If you are looking for counselling support, these may be offered by the organisations listed above, or you can look for paid for counselling services on the BCAP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) directory listed below: