Brain Injury Awareness & Mental Health Awareness week
SUPPORT Brain injury awareness & mental health awareness week
Websites and links:
Whatever you're going through, call them free any time, from any phone on 116 123.
offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you
Crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair.
Head Injury and brain Injury awareness:
ABI Factsheets http://www.biaq.com.au/factsheets.htm
ABI/TBI recovery guide http://www.tbiguide.com/
Action For Community Living http://afcl.org.au/Pages/default.aspx
Brain Injury Matters
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)
Brain Injury Group
Brain and Spinal Injury Centre
Child Brain Injury
The Silver lining brain injury charity
The United Kingdom acquired brain injury forum
Other Complex conditions:
Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS):
Making recovery from dissociative disorders a reality
Written by Neurologist Dr Jon Stone
Including information regarding seizures, dissociative symptoms and conversion and functional symptoms and disorders.
Mental health charities, groups and services:
08444 775 774
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.
Mind your head
Change your mind
Heads Together Charity
Mental health awareness
Mental Health Foundation 020 7803 1101 Improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties.
Together 020 7780 7300 Supports people through mental health services.
The Centre for Mental Health 020 7827 8300 Working to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems.
Depression Alliance 0845 123 2320 Provides information and support to those who are affected by depression via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 01455 883300 Through the BACP you can find out more about counselling services in your area.
PANDAS Foundation 0843 28 98 401 (every day from 9am-8pm) PANDAS Foundation vision is to support every individual with pre (antenatal), postnatal depression or postnatal psychosis in England, Wales and Scotland. We campaign to raise awareness and remove the stigma. We provide our PANDAS Help Line, Support Groups offer online advice to all and much more.
General advice and support:
Citizens Advice Gives free confidential information and advice to help people sort out their money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Advocating Change Together http://www.selfadvocacy.org Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities. ACT's mission is to help people across disabilities to see themselves as part of a larger disability rights movement and make connections to other civil and human rights struggles.
Support for children and young people:
Young Minds 020 7336 8445 Provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.
Childline 0800 1111 Free, national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger. Support for elderly people:
Age Concern 0800 009966 Infoline on issues relating to older people.
Carers UK Carers UK is the voice of carers. It improves their lives by providing information, advice, support and by campaigning for change.
Crossroads Care Crossroads Care is Britain's leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for.