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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.

National organisations

  • 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
    Email: forresters@rethink.org
  • 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: mhf@mhf.org.uk
  • 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
    Email: info@rethink.org
  • Rethink National Advice Service
    Tel: 0207 840 3188
    Email: advice@rethink.org
  • SANE -
  • Tel: 020 7375 1002
    Helpline: 0845 767 8000
    Email: sanemail@sane.org.uk
    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: contact-us@together-uk.org
 

 

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