Links & Further Reading

Here is a list of websites and book recommendations that I endorse, colleagues have recommended or clients of mine have found helpful over the years. Please note that I am not responsible for the content of the websites.

Depression
The National Depression Alliance: www.depressionalliance.org
Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
NHS: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Depression/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Anxiety
Social Anxiety: www.social-anxiety.org.uk
Anxiety UK: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar UK: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD Action: www.ocdaction.org.uk
NHS: www.nhs.uk/conditions/obsessive-compulsivedisorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
UK Trauma Society: www.ukpts.co.uk
The Royal College of Psychiatrists: www.rcpsych.ac.uk
David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages: www.trauma-pages.com

Psychosis
NHS: www.nhs.uk/conditions/Psychosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Hearing Voices Network: www.hearing-voices.org

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
National Institute for Mental Health: www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/borderline-personality-disorder/index.shtml
The Linehan Institute: www.behavioraltech.org

Addiction
Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa-gb.org.uk
Cocaine Anonymous: www.cauk.org.uk
Narcotics Anonymous: www.ukna.org
Gamblers Anonymous: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Overeaters Anonymous: www.oa.org
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: www.slaauk.org
For Families of Drug and Alcohol users: www.adfam.org.uk

Suicide prevention
Maytree London – sanctuary for the suicidal: www.maytree.org.uk
The Centre for Suicide Research at the University of Oxford: www.cebmh.warne.ox.ac.uk/csr/
Befrienders Worldwide: www.befrienders.org

Men’s Mental Health
European Men’s Health Forum (EMHF): www.emhf.org

Schema Therapy
www.schematherapy.com
www.schematherapyassociates.co.uk

Acceptance – and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
http://contextualscience.org/act
http://www.stevenchayes.com/

Self Compassion
The Compassionate Mind Foundation: www.compassionatemind.co.uk
Dr Kristin Neff: www.self-compassion.org
Dr Christopher Germer: www.mindfulselfcompassion.org

Mindfulness:
Headspace: www.getsomeheadspace.com
The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University: www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre: www.oxfordmindfulness.org
London Buddhist Centre: www.lbc.org.uk
Jamyang Buddhist Centre: www.jamyang.co.uk

Helplines

Calm
Helpline for men at risk of suicide, or wishing to talk to someone
Tel. 0800 5858585 or 0808 8025858 if you are within London (5 pm – midnight, everyday).

Carers UK
Helpline providing advice & information for carers on any issues including benefits, residential care, the Carer’s Aact and respite care
Tel. 0808 808 7777 Monday-Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Email: advice@careruk.org

Mind
Information service for users of mental health services, carers and other groups.
Tel. 0300 123 3393

Rethink
Helpline: 0300 5000 927 Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm

Samaritans
The Samaritans provide 24 hour, confidential, emotional support for anyone in crisis.
Helpline 08457 90 90 90

Sane
Sane services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
Helpline: 0845 767 8000

YoungMinds
Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 4 pm

Recommended Books for Clients
“Reinventing your life” by Jeffrey Young
“The Highly Sensitive Person” by Elaine Aron
“Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person” by Elaine Aron
“Quiet” by Susan Cain
“The mindful path to self compassion” by Christopher Germer
“Self Compassion” by Kristin Neff
“Get out of your mind and into your life” by Steve C. Hayes
“The Happiness Trap” by Russ Harris
“Why Love Matters” by Sue Gerhardt
“The Compassionate Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence” by Lynne Henderson