Links: Useful Web Sites And Resources

Web Sites

Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders 
The Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders is a group of charities and foundations that support mental health research. It meets regularly to share progress and generate new ideas for improving mental health research in the UK. 

NIHR Mental Health BRC - Clinical Trials Portal
Information including contact details of all trials currently recruiting in the King's/SLaM NIHR Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre and feature updates from the world of clinical trial involvement and participation.

Cochrane Schizophrenia Group
The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group is concerned with the evaluation of the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of people with non-affective, functional, psychotic illnesses. This website is relevant to clinicians, researchers, and informational professionals interested in systematic reviewing and searching. Some information may also be of interest to people with serious mental illness or their carers.

Centre for Mental Health 
The Centre works to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems by influencing policy and practice in mental health and related services. The Centre focuses on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy.

The Samaritans 
Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

MIND 
Mind helps people take control of their mental health by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.

Royal College of Psychiatrists 
The Royal College's Manifesto Fair Deal for Mental Health:

Recent figures show that mental health research received 6.5% of total research funding compared with 25% for research of cancer and 15% for neurological diseases. Unlike other common diseases, there is no disease-specific charity in the UK that funds research into mental disorders.

The Institute of Mental Health 
The Institute of Mental Health is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham. It is one of the leading mental health institutes in the UK, offering leadership and innovation backed by world class expertise

Research Mental Health 
Research Mental Health is an initiative of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and the Mental Health Foundation. They are working together with the help of scientists, academics and public figures to promote the importance of mental health research in the UK.

Mental Health Foundation 
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.

BRC for Mental Health 
The UK's Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health is a pioneering research centre.
It is driving translational research in mental health.

www.iop.kcl.ac.uk 
The Institute of Psychiatry - King's College London

www.rethink.org 
Rethink has been working with us as a partner in setting up Mental Health Research UK.

The Cochrane Library 
The Cochrane Collaboration Library.

Black Dog Tribe
A place where people can talk to one another about their feelings without any reservations.

Resources

DNA methylation in a Scottish family multiply affected by bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a severe, familial psychiatric condition. Progress in understanding the aetiology of BD has been hampered by substantial phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity. We sought to mitigate these confounders by studying a multi-generational family multiply affected by BD and major depressive disorder (MDD), who carry an illness-linked haplotype on chromosome 4p.

Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, fees and contact details.

How I Tackled Anxiety, blog by Rachel Hawkins
I have suffered from anxiety for the majority of my life and in recent years in the form of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).  I'm really hoping my experience and tips with how I combat my anxiety can help others. 
Link to   http://ourrachblogs.com/2016/01/how-i-tackled-anxiety/  
Check out my blog:
http://www.ourrachblogs.com  

Moodometer, a discrete and portable interactive mood diary for your iPhone, iPad or iPod
Moodometer can help you know yourself better. It is a discrete and portable interactive mood diary for your iPhone, iPad or iPod that you can use to record your mood, add comments to your mood diary, use graphs to monitor what influences your mood and see how other users are feeling around you.  You will also receive tips and guidance based on your mood, to help improve and maintain your emotional wellbeing.
Moodometer is an interactive mood diary, created by 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust.

The economic and social costs of mental health problems in 2009/10
From the Centre for Mental Health.

How Mental Illness Loses Out In The NHS
A report by The Centre for Economic Performance's Mental Health Policy Group, LSE (The London School of Economics and Political Science).

MHF and the business case for Mental Health Research 
The Mental Health Foundation and the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London are working together with the help of scientists, academics and public figures to promote the importance of mental health research in the UK.
Also, a letter in the British Medical Journal on why to support mental health research.

Strategic Analysis of UK Mental Health Research Funding 
Medical Research Council report Strategic Analysis of UK Mental Health Research Funding.

Identifying uncertainties about the effects of treatments for schizophrenia 
James Lind Alliance: unanswered questions on treatments for schizophrenia.

Research Priorities for Service User and Carer-Centred Mental Health Services 
The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health: Research priorities for service user and carer-centred mental health services.

The Government’s Mental Health Framework
No health without mental health: a cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages
See also: www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/07/mentalhealthframework/

Research paper: Suicidality in the Veterinary Profession
Platt B, Hawton K, Simkin S, Dean R, Mellanby RJ. Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford. Crisis. 2012 Jun 19:1-10.

Consultations

Strategic Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing ( August 2009 - Medical Research Council )

MentalHealthReview (2).doc

New Horizons ( August 2009 - Department of Health )

NewHorizons.doc