Useful Links

ISPS International www.isps.org
The main ISPS website for the international society

Advocacy For You www.advocacyforyou.co.uk
Support, help and advice and information to individuals experiencing a mental health problem

Behind The Label www.behindthelabel.co.uk
Rachel Waddingham’s personal site, contains articles and resources

Choice And Medication www.choiceandmedication.org.uk
Information about medication for mental health problems

Coming Off Psychiatric Medication www.comingoff.com
Website aiming to give up to date information about psychiatric medication, how it functions and its withdrawal process. It is put together by people who have been prescribed medication and withdrawn from it and clinicians who have been involved in supporting this process.

Get Help Early www.gethelpearly.ca
A website developed by young people living with psychosis and their families. A resource that includes leading best practice information. Art is a prominent part of the website as art can be an instrumental part of many young people’s recovery.

Health Talk Online www.healthtalkonline.org
An award winning charity website that allows you to share your own and other people’s experiences of health and illness. The website includes a section on the mental health experiences of ethnic minorities and depression.

Hearing Voices Network www.hearing-voices.org.uk
The website of the Hearing Voices Network, an organisation which offers information and support to people who hear voices and those who support them.

International Network of Democratic Therapeutic Communities www.indtc.org
The International Network of Democratic Therapeutic Communities (INDTC) is an association which attempts to establish a conversation about the therapeutic community, in order to transmit and develop a psychoanalytic understanding of its practice.

Intervoice: The International Hearing Voices Network www.intervoiceonline.org
An international charity that supports the International Hearing Voices Movement. Includes information, resources and support for people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual sensory experiences throughout the world.

IRIS www.iris-initiative.org.uk
General guidance about Early Intervention Services

Mad in America www.madinamerica.com
Articles and news providing a critical perspective on mental health topics (including medication, research and therapy). Raises awareness of alternatives around the world.

MDF www.mdf.org.uk
MDF is a service-user led organization which focuses on bipolar disorder – lots of useful information

Medicines www.medicines.org.uk
Contains copies of public information leaflets on all medication.

Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.uk
The Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health difficulties across the UK.

Mind Your Mind www.mindyourmind.ca
An award winning site for young people by young people. Information, resources and tools to help manage stress, crises and mental health difficulties.

MIND http://www.mind.org.uk/
A charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

NICE www.nice.org.uk
Website of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. This publishes guidelines on treatment of lots of different mental health problems including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, mental health in pregnancy and childbirth. All the guidelines have different versions designed for the general public and for professionals

Royal College of Psychiatrists www.rcpsych.org.uk
Website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists – has a wide range of information leaflets

RETHINK www.rethink.org
Rethink is a national mental health charity – lots of useful information on this site

Rufus May www.rufusmay.com
A range of campaigns, resources and information put together by a clinical psychologist with personal experience of psychosis

Shaw Trust www.shaw-trust.org.uk
Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. The website contains lots of useful information about these issues.

Soteria Network www.soterianetwork.org.uk
A network of people in the UK promoting the development of drug-free and minimum medication therapeutic environments for people experiencing ‘psychosis’ or extreme states.

Talk To Frank www.talktofrank.com
Information about street drugs.

The Icarus Project www.theicarusproject.net
The Icarus Project is a grassroots project that provides a space to make sense of one’s experiences beyond diagnosis.

The National Paranoia Network www.nationalparanoianetwork.org
A network that aims to raise awareness of how disabling paranoia can be and to break down taboos.

Undercurrents www.undercurrents.org/minds
Information plus downloladable film about different approaches to psychotic experiences

Understanding Psychosis www.understandingpsychosis.com
British psychological society report – Understanding Mental Illness and Psychotic Experiences

Voice Collective www.voicecollective.co.uk
Site for children and young people who hear voices, their families and the professionals who support them. Details a London-based peer support project, but includes resources and support for people further afield.

Voices Forum www.voicesforum.org.uk
A UK forum for people who hear voices or have other unusual perceptions.

WRAP www.mentalhealthrecovery.com
A website about coping and recovery from mental illness, with useful resources including about the ‘Wellness Recovery Action Plan’ (WRAP)