Listed below are some links/resources that I have signposted clients to which they have fed back as being helpful:
MindOut – a Brighton, East Sussex based charity providing services to support the mental wellbeing of LGBTQ people both locally and country wide online.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) – a UK wide online charity providing free mental health support for men and working to reduce male suicide. CALM’s free and anonymous helpline and webchat are open every day, 5pm-midnight.
Smiling Mind – a free Australian based website/phone app introducing adults and children to mindfulness.
LGBT Foundation – a Manchester based charity also providing services to support the mental wellbeing of LGBTQ people both locally and country wide online.
Every Mind Matters – the NHS UK wide gateway to managing mental health. Links to strategies, apps and next steps.
Northumberland Guides – really helpful, downloadable self-help guides across a wide range of psychological conditions. CBT based, presented in a really easy to use format.
Dr Bryan McElroy – is a GP and Psychiatrist who has undertaken research in to the pros and cons of taking antidepressant medication. In particular his guides on what to consider before starting medication and also what to expect when withdrawing are both factual, evidence based and I feel help clients to make more informed choices:
The power of vulnerability – Brené Brown – Brené studies human connection – our ability to empathise, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Listening to shame – Brené Brown – Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behaviour. Brené explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humour, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.