- THE ASSOCIATION FOR POSTNATAL ILLNESS
The Association provides a telephone helpline. information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals
as well as a network of volunteers, (telephone and postal), who have themselves experienced postnatal illness.
Helpline: 020 7386
0868, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am-5:00pm (national rate)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://apni.org/
- BIPOLAR UK
(Previously called MDF - The Bipolar Organisation.)
A user-led charity that works to enable people affected by bipolar disorder (manic depression) to take
control of their lives. Provides information, and a wide range of support services for members. Also helps people by supporting self-management, and with a national helpline and local self help groups throughout the UK.
Helpline: 0845 634 0540, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm (lo-call rate)
This website provides links to the following sites:
Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers. http://www.carersuk.org
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those
living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services. https://anxietyuk.org.uk/
The National Association of Citizen's Advice Bureaua, including
their in-depth AdviceGuide. http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
An organisation promoting the well-being of bereaved people, enabling anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their
loss. Cruse provides support, info, advice, education and training services.
Providing support and advice to people affected by depression
Campaigning for disability equality and human rights
Disabilities Forum can assist,
advise, and represent disabled people on a number of issues such as Benefits, Housing, Education, Training, Employment, Equipment Grants, Travel, and Leisure Access.
Disability Wales is the national association of disabled people's organisations, striving to achieve the rights, equality
and independence of disabled people in Wales.
A national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
A mental health research, policy and service improvement charity committed to reducing the suffering caused
by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.
A mental health charity offering
support and advice on a wide range of mental health issues, as well as an information and legal advice line.
information site for sufferers and survivors of all types of postnatal depression.
Works to help everyone affected by
severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for
anyone in the UK and Ireland.
SANE is a mental health charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected
by mental illness. SANE operate an emotional support line every day from 6pm-11pm.
Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.
to help people access the funds they need that are available to them – through benefits, grants and other financial help.
Supports people with experience of depression through a pen-friend scheme, membership and newsletter. Provides information and publications and campaigns to raise awareness of depression.
Also operates a network of local self-help groups throughout the UK, with support for new groups and information about existing groups. Click here...
Telephone: 0845 123 23 20 (to request an information pack only)
Journeys (Towards Recovery from Depression) is the only
organisation with the sole purpose of supporting people affected by depression in Wales, and their family and friends.
Journeys takes a holistic approach to overcoming depression
through guided self- help, building the foundations for sustainable and long-term well- being. Provides information, practical resources, services and training that promote the development of skills and strategies to help people find their own route to recovery,
and also co-ordinates a network of self- help groups.
Telephone: 029 2069 2891
An online forum offering support and friendship to all mothers and mothers-to-be, especially those feeling lonely or isolated after the birth of a baby or moving to a new area.
- SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER ASSOCIATION (SADA)
membership packs for people effected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (also generally known as winter depression).