Support organisations for people with mental health problems
Various national organisations specialise in help and advice for people with mental health problems and for their families and friends, and they can tell you whether there are local branches or support groups.
Forresters - Rethink run Forresters, a residential respite centre on the edge of the New Forest that can offer support to people with severe mental illness and their families.
Tel: 023 8084 3042
MDF – The BiPolar Organisation - Self-management courses and local support groups.
Tel: 0845 434 9970
The Mental Health Foundation - news, information on problems, treatments and strategies for living with mental distress. For factsheets and booklets
Tel: 020 7803 1101
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MIND (National Association for Mental Health) - for information on all aspects of mental health problems
MindinfoLine: 0845 766 0163
MIND Publications on 0844 448 4448.
Rethink (formerly National Schizophrenia Fellowship) - works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, to recover a better quality of life.
Tel: 0845 456 0455
Rethink National Advice Service
Tel: 0207 840 3188
- SANE -
Tel: 020 7375 1002
Helpline: 0845 767 8000
Information sheets and booklets
Shaw Trust - provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances.
Tel: 01225 716300
- Together – Working for Wellbeing (formerly MACA) - Tel: 020 7780 7300 - Fax: 020 7780 7301Email: email@example.com