Mental Health Resources

External Organisations

There are a number of external organisations which provide a great deal of information and resources which might help you find out more about mental health issues.

Mental Health Foundation

A charity aimed at improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties.

Mind

A charity providing advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Nightline

A confidential listening, support and practical information service for students. All of their volunteers are students.

Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Other helplines

This document contains a number of useful organisation and charity helplines that support individuals experiencing emotional difficulties (including mental health crises). 

If you are still unsure or worried about your mental health, please speak to a professional.

Apps

Student Health App

If you're a student with a physical or mental health problem and are not sure what to do next, simply open the app to learn when it's safe to manage self-treatable health problems yourself, find out how to spot warning signs and know when to seek medical advice and become more confident in navigating the NHS and get the support you need.

Stay Alive

Stay Alive is a free suicide prevention app that helps its users to stay safe from acting on their thoughts of suicide. Downloading this app means that the help and information someone may need when managing thoughts of suicide is easily accessible, helping them to stay safe.

Self-help Anxiety Management

This app is helpful for helping the user manage their anxiety. The anxiety tracker can help the user better understand things that make them anxious, whilst the self-help toolkit allows them to learn new skills around anxiety management. Some people have found this app helpful to use whilst waiting to access further long-term support or to build on their existing anxiety management skills.

Moodometer

The NHS app allows the user to track and understand influences behind their mood. Acting like a mood diary, this app can be helpful in identifying triggers that can impact on low mood and also suggest ways to lift your mood.

Grief: Support for Young People

This app was created by Child Bereavement UK and bereaved young people. It targets young people aged between 11-25 years old who have been bereaved and are in need of support. It provides the user with information and real life experiences about feelings such as grief that people may experience following a bereavement. It also offers information about where users can access further support if needed.

Calm Harm

This app can be used to help the user manage urges to self-harm. It's a private app and can be password protected. The help and advice provides suggestions of 5-15 minute categorised activities that can help the user 'ride the wave' of an urge to self-harm. The user is signposted to resources that the app determines may be helpful. These suggestions are based on the user's answers to questions about what triggered their urge to self-harm.

Useful Resources

Five ways to wellbeing

These postcards provide five simple things that you can do in your daily life to maintain wellbeing. 

How to look after your mental health

Provides ten practical ways to take care of yourself and to get the most out of life.

NHS: Self help guides

NHS Northerland, Tyne & Wear (NTW)'s Mental Health Self Help Guides provide an introduction to self help techniques on many common issues, such as anxiety, depression and low mood, eating disorders, panic, self harm, shyness and social anxiety, sleeping problems and stress.

Mental Health Foundation: A-Z

Provides information on lots of mental health related topics, from alcohol to work-life balance.

Mind: A-Z

Another alphabetical list of mental health related topics.

Mental Health Foundation: Podcasts

Featuring interviews and information regarding health, wellbeing and relaxation.

Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place. It is currently the biggest and most comprehensive resource of its kind, with more than 1,200 validated support networks already registered.