Beyond Recovery

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

Useful Websites / Further Online Information and Resources

Here is a  list of useful websites for those looking to learn more about mental health:-

 

Local to us in Merseyside, UK

http://www.ageconcernliverpool.org.uk (Age Concern Liverpool and Sefton, a charity dedicated to protecting and promoting the wellbeing of people aged 50+)

http://www.cfmerseyside.org.uk (Community Foundation for Merseyside is an independent charity that aims to promote donating to address local need)

https://chasingthestigma.co.uk (A Liverpool anti-stigma mental health charity)

http://www.compass-counselling.org.uk (Compass counselling services in Liverpool)

http://www.culturaldiversitynetwork.org.uk (Wirral group The Cultural Diversity Network)

http://www.cwp.nhs.uk/services-and-locations/services/wirral-education-for-wellbeing (Wirral Education for Wellbeing NHS Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Recovery College)

http://www.gallierhouse.co.uk (The Martin Gallier Project is a suicide-prevention project for the North West of England)

http://www.healthwatchliverpool.co.uk (Independent consumer champion aiming to gather and represent the views of the Liverpool users of NHS and social care services)

http://www.healthwatchwirral.co.uk (Independent consumer champion aiming to gather and represent the views of the Wirral users of NHS and social care services)

http://www.imagineindependence.org.uk (A charity dedicated to helping people with health issues live their lives as independently as possible)

http://www.inclusion-matters-wirral.org.uk (Inclusion Matters is an organisation offering talking therapy services in Wirral)

http://www.lcvs.org.uk (Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services)

http://www.liverpoolcds.org (Liverpool Community Development Service – tackles mental health inequalities within black and minority ethnic communities)

http://www.localsolutions.org.uk (A charity that focuses on serving the communities of the Liverpool city region and North Wales)

http://www.maryseacolehouse.com (Mental health resource service primarily for Liverpool 8’s black and minority ethnic community but also the wider Merseyside region)

http://www.mctcwirral.org.uk (Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre)

http://www.mowllltd.org (Moving on with Life & Learning is a Liverpool organisation promoting social inclusion)

http://www.mya.org.uk (Merseyside Youth Association)

http://www.ncompassnorthwest.co.uk (N-Compass North West is a local not-for-profit organisation for vulnerable people with services such as advocacy, counselling, etc.)

http://www.petsandpalscic.com (Local Community Interest Company aiming to introduce people to animals for companionship and to interact therapeutically)

http://www.pss.org.uk (Person Shaped Support operates in different UK regions including Liverpool)

http://www.ptsdsupport.co.uk (Sole Survivor is a Wirral-based support group for people with PTSD)

http://www.recoverywirral.com (Wirral mental health events, activities, news and research blog)

http://www.sl-domesticabuseservices.org.uk (South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services)

http://www.stargoals.co.uk (Star Goals is a Wirral-based education and mental health support organisation)

http://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk (A free, NHS service offering psychological therapies to adults in Liverpool who are feeling depressed or anxious)

http://www.thelivewelldirectory.com (A directory of local care and support services, information and activities for the Liverpool city region)

http://www.themindmap.co.uk (A Merseyside-based online resource from a project that aims to destigmatise mental health and runs local youth workshops)

http://www.theopendoorcentre.org (A Wirral drop-in mental health creativity charity and centre in Birkenhead)

http://www.wellbeingliverpool.org.uk (An online directory for mental health and wellbeing services, activities and groups in Liverpool)

http://www.well-pool.co.uk (A Liverpool Kindred Minds and PSS ‘blog yourself well’ project)

http://www.whisc.org.uk (A local Liverpool charity called Women’s Health Information and Support Centre)

http://www.whitechapelcentre.co.uk (Homeless and housing charity for the Liverpool region)

http://www.wirralpathfinders.org.uk (A local mental health self-help support group)

http://www.writingonthewall.org.uk (Liverpool literature festival)

http://www.yellowhouse.info (Young person’s charity in Liverpool)

http://www.ypas.org.uk (Liverpool young person’s advisory service)

 

National Website List (UK)

http://www.actionforhappiness.org (A movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society)

http://www.actiononaddiction.org.uk (Action on Addiction is a charity that provides residential and day treatment for addictions mainly to drugs, alcohol and gambling)

http://www.adisorder4everyone.com (Organisation that puts on events in the UK for everyone interested in the current debates around mental health)

http://www.amhp.org.uk (The Association of Mental Health Providers)

http://www.asylummagazine.org (Asylum Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry – a platform to voice and discuss all perspectives on mental health)

http://www.balancedminds.com (UK London and Edinburgh located therapy organisation with a specific approach based on compassionate healing)

http://www.benzo.org.uk (A valuable resource for information around benzodiazepine withdrawal and addiction)

http://www.bipolaruk.org.uk (The national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with bipolar, their families and carers)

http://www.bps.org.uk (The British Psychological Society)

http://www.bullying.co.uk (UK website and helpline with advice, help and information on bullying)

http://www.cepuk.org (The Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry)

http://www.compassionatemind.co.uk (The Compassionate Mind Foundation)

http://www.compassionforvoices.com (Resources including educational video clips and peer support Skype chats for voice hearers and others with unusual experiences)

http://www.crisiscareconcordat.org.uk (The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat is a national agreement between services and agencies involved with people in crisis)

http://www.criticalpsychiatry.co.uk (The Critical Psychiatry Network)

http://www.depressionalliance.org (The depression alliance website has lots of information of course about depression but also a range of things such as mental health treatments)

http://www.do-it.org.uk (Helps people find volunteering opportunities)

http://www.frazzledcafe.org (A charity that runs regular meetings in cafes across the UK for people coping with stress and emotional needs)

http://www.hubofhope.co.uk (UK wide online tool for searching for local mental health support services)

http://www.ihcansummit.co.uk (Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition UK Summit)

http://www.ispsuk.org (ISPS UK is the British network of the international organisation ISPS – The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis)

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/shm/research/spectrum (Lancaster University’s The Spectrum Centre for mental health research)

http://www.lifecodegx.com (A company that offers genotype analysis from a DNA sample for health guidance and advice)

http://www.madintheuk.com (The UK affiliate website for Mad In America)

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk (The Mental Health Foundation are the organisers of Mental Health Awareness Week each May and they have a vision of good mental health for all)

http://www.mentalhealthmates.co.uk (Local mental health walking groups)

http://www.mind.org.uk (UK mental health charity)

http://www.mindwavesnews.com (A blog, news and articles on positivity in mental wellbeing from residents of the Glasgow region)

http://www.nimh.nih.gov (The National Institute of Mental Health)

http://www.nshn.co.uk (National Self-Harm Network)

http://www.ocdaction.org.uk (The national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

http://www.opendialogueapproach.co.uk (Open Dialogue UK was established to support the development of the Open Dialogue approach within the UK and internationally)

http://www.opendialoguenhs.com (A group that promotes the use of the Open Dialogue model of services for the NHS)

http://www.openforwards.com (Online and face-to-face psychology service)

http://www.papyrus-uk.org (Suicide prevention organisation with a helpline)

http://www.penumbra.org.uk (One of Scotland’s largest mental health charities)

http://www.pifonline.org.uk (The UK’s Patient Information Forum)

http://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk (UK suicide prevention website for an organisation called Grassroots who provide services such as a useful mobile phone app)

http://www.priorygroup.com (Private and NHS, British, rehab clinics with a variety of inpatient facilities locations)

http://www.psychchange.org (Psychologists For Social Change)

http://www.psychologyinaction.co.uk (Psychology In Action is a group of specialised, highly experienced psychologists in the UK)

http://www.rethink.org (Rethink Mental Illness – UK charity)

http://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk (Richmond Fellowship is part of a national group of charities called Recovery Focus and supports people in a variety of ways)

http://www.samaritans.org (Round the clock support line)

https://sanctus.io (London-based group with a mission to change perspectives on mental health for the better using a variety of means)

http://www.sane.org.uk (Charity SANE is a leading UK mental health charity with a website, helpline, social media presence and that runs campaigns, provides support, etc.)

http://www.scottishrecovery.net (The Scottish Recovery Network is hosted by the charity Penumbra and focuses on peer support, community and especially recovery)

http://www.sharedlivesplus.org.uk (UK-wide network for home sharing and live in support whereby people with spare rooms and more vulnerable community members link up)

http://www.spiritualcrisisnetwork.uk (The Spiritual Crisis Network acts as a resource for people with an interest in recovery from spiritual crisis)

http://www.stateofmindsport.org (Charity that uses sport to promote positive mental health)

http://www.studentminds.org.uk (A UK student mental health charity)

http://www.studentsagainstdepression.org (A website by students for students with mental health information and signposting)

http://www.thecalmzone.net (The Campaign Against Living Miserably is a UK charity dedicated to preventing male suicide)

http://www.thisismindwick.com (UK based mental health focused film production company)

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk (Social movement run by UK charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness that aims to end mental health discrimination)

http://www.turn2us.org.uk (National charity providing financial support and information with help such as benefits entitlement advice)

http://www.understandingvoices.com (Signposting and information for voice hearers offering options for recovery)

http://www.voicecollective.co.uk (London-based but UK-wide project supporting children and young people who hear voices, see visions and with more unusual beliefs)

http://www.volunteering.org.uk (NCVO champions the voluntary sector, helping volunteers and voluntary organisations)

http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk (Walking For Health offers free, short walks every week)

http://www.welldoing.org (Therapist directory for use in finding a counsellor)

http://www.youngminds.org.uk (UK charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people)

 

International or Overseas List

http://www.addictioncenter.com (US rehab and addiction company whose site includes info on substance abuse in the UK including drugs such as benzos and prescription meds)

http://www.ahrp.org (The Alliance for Human Research Protection)

http://www.aihm.org (The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine)

http://www.alternativementalhealth.com (Large, valuable, online resource focused on non-drug approaches for mental health)

http://www.amenclinics.com (The Amen clinic in USA founded by Daniel Amen who promote good brain health which they measure using SPECT brain blood flow imaging scans)

http://www.bipolarawakenings.com (Sean Blackwell’s dedicated website; he is an author and healer who holds retreats where he uses e.g. therapeutic breathwork techniques)

http://www.consciousdiscipline.com (Conscious Discipline is a learning programme designed by Dr Becky Bailey that delivers trauma informed social and emotional learning)

http://www.criticalthinkrx.org (An online course around topics concerning psychotropic medications)

http://www.dialogicpractice.net (The Institute for Dialogic Practice is a facility that provides training in dialogic practice and Open Dialogue)

http://www.drugrehab.com (An American drug rehab company who treat all types of addiction with a variety of methods including education, inpatient and a support line)

http://www.emergingproud.com (Emerging Proud is a campaign aiming to reframe ideas around madness toward seeing it as a difficult journey to develop wisdom and grow)

http://www.empathictherapy.org (Dr Peter Breggin’s Centre for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living)

http://www.enusp.org (European Network for [ex]-Users and Survivors of Psychiatry)

http://www.functionalmedicine.org (The Institute for Functional Medicine promotes and facilitates functional medicine which seeks to address root causes of illness)

http://www.greenmedinfo.com (Articles, links and ideas focused mainly around natural, therapeutic alternatives to pharmaceutical medicine and other health information)

http://www.healthfreedomaction.org (Health Freedom Action engages in legislative advocacy in USA and is for the fundamental right of choice in the field of healthcare)

http://www.hsperson.com (A website for and about highly sensitive people with resources, books and information centred on research by Dr Elaine Aron)

http://www.icimed.com (The International College of Integrative Medicine)

http://www.iipdw.com (The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal)

http://www.immh.org (Integrative Medicine for Mental Health supports a whole body approach to mental health disorders)

http://www.intentionalpeersupport.org (A provider of peer support training)

http://www.intpsychiatry.com (The caucus on complementary, alternative and integrative medicine is a special interest group of the American Psychiatric Association)

http://www.isps.org (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis)

http://www.madeofmillions.com (American grassroots community organisation website featuring a blog, story-telling, resources, a shop and more besides)

http://www.madinamerica.com (Mad In America has created a platform for rethinking psychiatric care.  It focuses on science, psychiatry and social justice.  It was founded by Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author, Robert Whitaker)

http://www.mentalhealthexcellence.org (US-based Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care which aims to bring philanthropy to fund recovery-based research and programs)

http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com (Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP – main resource site)

http://www.mhe-sme.org (Mental Health Europe works with European institutions and international bodies to promote mental wellbeing and advocate for rights and interests)

http://www.mindbank.info (MiNDbank is a UN WHO resource providing links to local level policies, strategies, laws and service standards for mental health and related areas)

http://www.mindfreedom.org (MindFreedom International is a non-profit organisation set up to secure human rights in the mental health system)

http://www.mypassion4health.com (An American couple who treat different disorders especially psychiatric conditions holistically and with testing and nutritional support)

http://www.networkagainstpsychiatricassault.org (American campaign group set up to end abuses in psychiatry)

http://www.newscientist.com (The ‘New Scientist’ print magazine’s website has some good articles on mental health news and studies)

http://www.onwardmentalhealth.com (ONWARD Mental Health provides integrative mental health insight with a holistic approach and non-drug options for treatment)

http://www.peerzone.info (A peer support and training group spread across various countries)

http://www.philosophyandpsychiatry.org (Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry)

http://www.power2u.org (The National Empowerment Center in America aims to overhaul the mental health service to make it more recovery-focused via different means)

http://www.psychcentral.com (A very popular and useful website that covers the whole range of mental health disorders, research, news and therapies)

http://www.psychintegrity.org (International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry)

http://www.psychrights.org (The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is a non-profit law firm in America campaigning against the abuses of the mental health system)

http://www.pyroluriatesting.com (DHA laboratory specialises in identifying the root cause of clinical symptoms)

http://www.recoveringfrompsychiatry.com (Laura Delano, labelled ‘bipolar’, has this site mainly to list resources she used to liberate herself from psychiatry)

http://www.recoveryfromschizophrenia.org (A website from Ron Unger that mainly takes psychological approaches and ideas as to how to recover from psychosis)

http://www.rethinkingmadness.com (Dr Paris Williams’ website that pools resources and insights from articles, books, videos, etc that primarily explore the psychotic experience)

http://www.rosglasrecovery.com (RosGlas Recovery is a private, inpatient, luxury, Irish rehab clinic which treats psychological and addiction issues)

https://rxisk.org (RxISK aims to educate patients around drug side effects and as such empower them as well as collecting data on the harmful effects of prescription drugs)

http://www.rxlist.com (A drug index resource with information on medicines)

http://www.spiritualemergencenetwork.org (The International Spiritual Emergence Network)

http://www.theicarusproject.net (A US support network and education project.  A collective advancing social justice by fostering mutual aid practices to promote healing)

http://www.theinnercompass.org (This initiative provides guidance around alternative choices to those available in the current mental health system)

http://www.theschooloflife.com (A global organisation helping people to lead more fulfilled lives with shops, courses, events, online content)

http://www.w-bad.org (The website for the official, global event that is World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, every July 11th)

http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/quality_rights/en/ (UN World Health Organization Quality Rights initiative website which aims to reform services and promote rights)

http://www.withdrawal.theinnercompass.org (A project aimed at helping people taper their mental health medication)

 

Other Blogs and Individuals’ Personal Websites

http://www.behindthelabel.co.uk (Rachel Waddingham is an ex-service user who now trains people to cope with their mental health challenges and is also e.g. Vice Chair of ISPS UK)

https://beyondmeds.com (Award-winning blog by American Monica Cassani on subjects such as drug withdrawal, the mental health system and alternatives to psychiatric meds)

http://www.breggin.com (Dr Peter Breggin is known as the ‘conscience of psychiatry’, as a writer, advocate, activist, therapist and campaigner opposed to toxic psychiatric meds)

http://www.chayagrossberg.com (The personal website of Chaya Grossberg who focuses on psychiatric drug withdrawal and nutritional and creative alternatives to medication)

http://www.christamackinnon.com (Christa is a writer and therapist in the UK who has been taught by traditional shamen and uses shamanic healing practices)

http://www.colecoaching.com (Chris Cole is a writer, he produces a podcast and is a life coach specialising in bipolar who has had his own experience of mental health challenges)

http://www.davidhealy.org (Professor David Healy is a psychiatrist, author, scientist, psychopharmacologist as well as the founder and CEO of Data Based Medicine Ltd)

http://www.doctorterrylynch.com (Dr Lynch is an Irish author, therapist and psychiatrist with blogs, videos and an academy to educate everyone on the nature of mental health)

http://www.drglenmullen.com (Dr J Glenmullen is Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of books on the side effects of psychiatric medications)

http://www.emmabragdon.com (An American psychologist and author who specialises in spirituality and health)

http://www.emmawoolf.com (Journalist and writer with an interest in and experience of mental health problems)

http://www.evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com (The personal blog of American psychiatrist Emily Deans who is interested in diet, mental health and our evolutionary adaptations)

http://www.gailhornstein.com (American psychology professor and author)

https://healing.jacksmcnamara.net (Jacks McNamara is an American peer counsellor, artist and co-founder of The Icarus Project)

http://www.jacquidillon.org (Jacqui Dillon is a writer, activist, psychologist and national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England)

http://www.joannamoncrieff.com (Author and psychiatrist critical of the current overuse and overreliance on dangerous psychiatric drugs)

http://www.jordanbpeterson.com (Fashionable and controversial psychologist, professor and self-help author Jordan B Peterson)

http://www.kellybroganmd.com (Kelly Brogan is an American holistic women’s health psychiatrist and author)

http://www.kenberrymd.com (A practising doctor and author who is a great advocate of the ketogenic diet and makes great, explanatory YouTube videos)

http://www.lindagask.com (A retired psychiatrist who has written a memoir about her battle with depression)

https://livinglifegently.live (A Danish blogger who offers her thoughts on mental health, recovery, voice hearing, creativity, sensitivity and who trains in these areas too)

http://www.malidoma.com (Malidoma Some is an author and teacher from Africa resident in the West who is an expert in ancient wisdom and shamanic practices)

http://www.mapstotheotherside.net (The personal blog of the American author, activist, musician, teacher and social worker, Sascha Altman duBrul)

http://www.mattmcguinness.co.uk (Touring musician with a show that features prominently songs on the theme of how men deal with mental health)

https://michaelcornwall.com (This is Michael Cornwall’s blog, he is an American psychotherapist who treats people in psychotic states medication-free)

http://www.noelrhunter.com (Dr Noel Hunter is a clinical psychologist in New York who specialises in and is a published author on trauma, dissociation and psychosis)

http://www.openmindedonline.com (Joint blog of Rufus May, the psychologist with experince of voice hearing and Elisabeth Svanholmer of the ‘Living Life Gently’ blog)

http://www.patrickholford.com (The author Patrick Holford has on this his personal website lots of information and resources on nutrition and health)

http://www.paulsaladinomd.com (A practising clinician with a focus on integrative medicine, a certified Functional Medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine)

http://psychoticbuddha.blogspot.co.uk (This blog mainly focuses on Buddhist teachings and paths through madness to explain the meaning in psychosis and mental ill health)

http://www.robertberezin.com (Psychiatrist and author)

http://www.rubywax.net (Celebrity comedienne with a history of mainly depression and as such campaigns, organises and educates to improve mental health and awareness of it)

http://www.rufusmay.com (Rufus May is a respected British psychologist who has overcome his own experience of psychosis and psychiatric labelling and treatment)

http://www.rupertspira.com (Student and teacher of non-duality, he is a religious thinker on matters of consciousness and the nature of experience)

https://thoughtofallsorts.wordpress.com (Beyond Recovery friend, long-time collaborator and contributor Dom’s personal blog)

http://www.willhall.net (Will Hall is an author, counsellor, facilitator and advocate featured in the ‘CrazyWise’ documentary and trained in Open Dialogue who has overcome trauma)

 

Film sites

http://www.crazythefilm.com (A documentary film called ‘Crazy’ about life stuck in the American mental health system)

https://crazywisefilm.com (Documentary film called ‘Crazywise’ contrasting the Western medical approach to madness with the attitude of indigenous communities with shamen)

http://healingvoicesmovie.com (A social action documentary that follows three people coming to terms with mental health challenges and critiques the American care system)

http://www.madtobenormalmovie.com (Movie biopic starring David Tennant about the life of Scottish author and psychiatrist, R.D. Laing)

http://www.themindsofmen.net (A documentary exposing the US government’s classified experimentation on unwitting participant’s minds mainly in the Cold War era)

 

Radio Websites and Podcasts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qxx9 (The website page for BBC Radio 4’s mental health programme called ‘All In The Mind’ presented by Claudia Hammond)

http://colecoaching.com/wakingupbipolar (The podcast section of Chris Cole’s website where Chris interviews different people in the mental health field)

http://www.madnessradio.net (An online radio station that tackles topics around madness and is affiliated to ‘Mad in America’)

http://www.mentalpod.com (The Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin is a podcast of interviews exploring mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking)

https://planetradio.co.uk/city-talk/local/news/mental-health-monday-2/ (City Talk is a radio station local to us in Merseyside that has a mental health themed show Mondays)

 

Food / Nutrition and Alternative Therapy Website List

http://www.ahha.org (The American Holistic Health Association)

http://www.bant.org.uk (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine)

http://www.diagnosisdiet.com (A website that stresses the importance of nutrition especially vis-à-vis health)

http://www.foodforthebrain.org (A UK-based charitable foundation with a clinic too, they promote optimum nutrition in mental health)

http://www.hardynutritionals.com (Another company from Alberta in Canada that manufactures a macronutrient formula dietary supplement)

http://www.ion.ac.uk (The Institute for Optimum Nutrition)

http://www.naturaltherapypages.co.uk (The UK’s natural therapies website, this is an online directory of practitioners and therapists with resources and information too)

http://www.nimh.org.uk (The National Institute of Medical Herbalists)

http://www.nutritionandgenetics.org (The International Society of Nutrigenetics / Nutrigenomics)

http://www.nutritionfacts.org (Health and nutrition information with advice, videos, podcasts and books)

http://www.orthomolecular.org (Orthomolecular medicine is therapeutic nutrition based on biochemical individuality)

http://www.truehope.com (Truehope is a company that sells products and gives advice to treat mental health disorders nutritionally and with their vitamin / mineral formula)

http://www.walshinstitute.org (Dr William Walsh is an author who researches biochemical approaches to treating mental health disorders through nutrition)

 

 

 

 

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