Useful links

ISPS International
The main ISPS website for the international society

Behind The Label
Rai Waddingham’s personal site, contains articles and resources

Coming Off Psychiatric Medication
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 It is put together by people who have been prescribed medication and withdrawn from it and clinicians who have been involved in supporting this process.

Critical Psychiatry Network
The Critical Psychiatry Network is an informal organisation of psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees and doctors working in mental health, and the core activity of the network is centred on its mailing list exchanges.

Fireweed Collective
Grassroots organisation offering mental health education and mutual aid through a healing justice and disability justice lens.

Hearing Voices Network
The website of the Hearing Voices Network, a peer support network which offers information and support to people who hear voices and those who support them. Includes links to local peer support groups.

International Network of Democratic Therapeutic Communities
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
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.

General guidance about Early Intervention Services

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

MDF is a service-user led organization which focuses on bipolar disorder.

Contains copies of public information leaflets on all medication.

UK charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

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
Website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Includes a wide range of information leaflets.

Rethink is a national mental health charity focused on improving the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. Includes links to local peer support groups.

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

Soteria Network
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
Information about street drugs.

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

Information plus downloladable film about different approaches to psychotic experiences

Understanding Psychosis
British Psychological Society report

Understanding Voices

Comprehensive website with information about different approaches to voice-hearing and ways of supporting those who struggling with the voices that they hear.

Voice Collective
Site for children and young people who hear voices, their families and the professionals who support them.

A website about coping and recovery from mental health challenges, with useful resources including about the ‘Wellness Recovery Action Plan’ (WRAP)