Beyond Recovery

A collection of articles, artwork and information by Merseysiders on recovery in mental health

National (UK) Organisations

Action for Happiness (A movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society)


Action on Addiction (A charity that provides residential and day treatment for addictions mainly to drugs, alcohol and gambling)


AD4E (Organisation that puts on events in the UK for everyone interested in the current debates around mental health)


The Association of Mental Health Providers (Voluntary sector directory and association)


Asylum Magazine (Asylum Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry – a platform to voice and discuss all perspectives on mental health)


Bipolar UK (The national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with bipolar, their families and carers)


BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy)


BPS (The British Psychological Society)


CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably is a UK charity dedicated to preventing male suicide)


The Centre for Society and Mental Health (A King’s College London University dedicated Centre for research and teaching in the field of social change and mental ill health)


CEP     (Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry)


The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat (A national agreement between services and agencies involved with people in crisis) 


CPN (The Critical Psychiatry Network) 


The Depression Alliance (Lots of information of course about depression but also a range of things such as mental health treatments)


Food for the Brain Foundation (A registered educational charity) and The Brain Bio Centre

(London based nutrition focused clinics)


Frazzled (A charity that runs regular meetings in cafes across the UK for people coping with stress and emotional needs) 


HVN (Hearing Voices Network)


IHCAN UK Summit (Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition UK Summit) 


ISPS UK  (The British network of the international organisation ISPS – The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis)


The Spectrum Centre (Lancaster University’s The Spectrum Centre for mental health research) 


Lifecode GX (A company that offers genotype analysis from a DNA sample for health guidance and advice)


Mad In The UK (The UK affiliate website for Mad In America)


The Mental Health Foundation (Mental Health Foundation dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems) 


Mental Health Mates (Local mental health walking groups)


Mind (A large and influential UK mental health charity)


NIMH (The National Institute of Mental Health)


NSHN (National Self-Harm Network) 


NSUN (National Service User Network)


OCD Action (The national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)


Open Dialogue UK (Open Dialogue UK was established to support the development of the Open Dialogue approach within the UK and internationally)


Open Dialogue NHS (A group that promotes the use of the Open Dialogue model of services for the NHS) 


Open Forwards (Online and face-to-face psychology service) 


Papyrus (Suicide prevention organisation with a helpline)


Penumbra (One of Scotland’s largest mental health charities) 


PIF (The UK’s Patient Information Forum)


The Priory Clinics (Private and NHS, British, rehab clinics with a variety of inpatient facilities locations)


Psychologists For Social Change 


Psychology In Action (Psychology In Action is a group of specialised, highly experienced psychologists in the UK)


Rethink Mental Illness (UK charity)


The Richmond Fellowship (Richmond Fellowship is part of a national group of charities called Recovery Focus and supports people in a variety of ways)


The Samaritans (Round the clock support line)


Sanctus (London-based group with a mission to change perspectives on mental health for the better using a variety of means)


SANE (Charity SANE is a leading UK mental health charity with a website, helpline, social media presence and that runs campaigns, provides support, etc)


The Scottish Recovery Network (The Scottish Recovery Network is hosted by the charity Penumbra and focuses on peer support, community and especially recovery)


Shared Lives Plus (UK-wide network for home sharing and live in support whereby people with spare rooms and more vulnerable community members link up)


Soteria Network (A group in the UK that promotes medication-free residential accommodation for people experiencing psychosis or extreme states)


The Spiritual Crisis Network (The Spiritual Crisis Network acts as a resource for people with an interest in recovery from spiritual crisis)


State of Mind (Charity that uses sport to promote positive mental health)


Student Minds (A UK student mental health charity)


Students Against Depression (A website by students for students with mental health information and signposting)


Time to Change (Social movement run by UK charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness that aims to end mental health discrimination)


Together (National charity that e.g. provides peer support training)


Turn 2 Us (National charity providing financial support and information with help such as benefits entitlement advice) 


Voice Collective (London-based but UK-wide project supporting children and young people who hear voices, see visions and with more unusual beliefs)


NCVO (NCVO champions the voluntary sector, helping volunteers and voluntary organisations)


Walking For Health (Walking For Health offers free, short walks every week)


Young Minds (UK charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people)









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