Useful information

The Trust has provided the below links for information purposes and in good faith. However the Trust cannot accept any responsibility as to content or accuracy of third party information.

National Information

Mental Health Care

Informative and accessible website which contains information about psychosis. It was created specifically for family members and friends of people who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or another illness that may result in the symptoms of psychosis.

Reach Out

An informational and engaging website focused on improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people, although also covers other topics such as independent living, drugs and alcohol and safe sex. Includes fact sheets and videos of real-life personal stories from young people who have experienced difficulties. Also provides information on how you can help yourself or a friend.

Get Help Early

A website developed by young people living with psychosis and their families to provide education and support to people in the same situation. Includes personal stories and tips on returning back to social activities and education/employment. There is a particular emphasis on art as a therapeutic tool and includes an art gallery.

Am I Normal

This website is targeted toward young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. It provides information about the symptoms and causes of psychosis. You can read or listen to the personal stories of people who have experienced psychosis and their carers.

Am I OK

Bucks Early Intervention Service website. Provides information on risk factors for young people who are experiencing difficulties. It discusses stress and vulnerability and provides ‘a warning signs of a breakdown’ checklist, along with advice on getting help.

My Journey

The My Journey app is designed to help you keep track of how you’re feeling. By working through the set questions with an easy-to-use rating wheel, My Journey can help you make informed choices about what to do to improve your mental health.

Strange Days

The Sheffield Early Intervention Team website. Provides information on understanding psychosis and downloadable files on topics such as medication and preparing for appointments with your doctor/mental health professional.

Health Talk Online

Provides information about psychosis, including everyday coping strategies, recovery and people's stories. Also includes a forum for blogs and discussion.

Rethink

The mental health charity Rethink’s national website. Includes fact sheets about a variety of mental health difficulties and a blog section where you can read and add comments to online diaries of people affected by mental illness. Also provides information for carers. You can also find local services by typing in your postcode.

Mind

The national website for the mental health charity MIND. Provides information for both telephone and online helplines. Fact sheets about a wide range of mental health difficulties can be found on this site in different languages, including comic-style booklets for young people. Advice for individuals who feel they are in a crisis is also available.

Mindfulness

MindFull is a brilliant new service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing; helping you to overcome life's ups and downs and feel confident and happy about who you are. You choose the type of support you receive and, because MindFull is online, you can get it whenever you want it, wherever you are.

Lesbian and Gay Foundation

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation website contains lots of useful resources for young people, carers and professionals. There is an area on the website dedicated to providing information about mental health for LGB young people. The LGF also publish a leaflet called ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People’ which can be downloaded from the website.

Local Information

Mind - Taunton and West Somerset

This site provides information about projects run by the mental health charity MIND in the Taunton and West Somerset area. Activities include relaxation group, self-management courses and the Go Wild Stay Well project.

Mind - South Somerset

Information about projects and groups run by the mental health charity MIND in the South Somerset area. Includes a quick guide to common mental health problems. Also provides information on a migrant support service for people living in the Somerset area.

Other Information

Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre

Australian site that details the latest news and research in the field of early intervention for psychosis. Provides references and reading materials regarding the principles of early intervention and provides fact sheets about psychosis. A comprehensive resource for professionals.

Have I got a problem

This is an excellent resource for people with Mental Health problems and addictions. It has lots of helpful tips, videos and personal stories.

Health Talk Online

A website run by the DIPEx charity with over 2000 real-life accounts of people’s experiences with physical and/or mental health problems. Also provides information for carers.

Healthy Place

An article discussing the reality of hearing voices and how this is experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. It presents evidence of this through brain imaging studies and discusses theories on why people hear voices.

Intervoice Online

A website focusing on helping voice hearers through providing information and techniques developed by voice hearers and professionals. Includes real-life stories of voice hearers and an online forum for people who experience voices.

Living Life to the Full

An educational life skills e-learning course based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles. This site is aimed at individuals who feel dissatisfied with how they feel and how they live their lives. Topics covered include problem solving, assertiveness, healthy living and unhelpful and helpful behaviours.