Mental Health Information and Resources

Mental health information

Mind: A-Z of mental health

National Mind’s A-Z of Mental Health provides useful information on different diagnoses, recognised treatments, ways to find support and laws which can affect you: A-Z of mental health.

Mind: About mental health problems

National Mind explains what mental health problems are, what may cause them, and the many different kinds of help, treatment and support available: about mental health problems.

Mind guides

National Mind produces a wide range of literature on mental health, from quick tips and general information to detailed guides and e-booklets, all of which are available to order or download on Mind’s website.

Supporting someone with a mental health problem

Caring during COVID-19

Our partner organisation, Bromley Well, has produced a booklet for family carers focused on coping with a caring role in the time of COVID-19: download the booklet.

Supporting someone with a mental health problem

Time to Change has advice for supporting a friend, colleague or relative who may be struggling: how to support someone with a mental health problem.

 

Online mental health communities

Side by Side Online Community

National Mind’s new online peer support community for people with mental health problems, which replaces Elefriends: Side by Side.

Bipolar UK eCommunity

A supportive online forum for everyone affected by bipolar: Bipolar UK eCommunity

Beat Message Boards

Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, OSFED or EDNOS, and Pica: Beat message boards.

Togetherall

A community for anyone who is stressed, anxious or feeling low, offering round-the-clock support from trained professionals: Togetherall.

SANE Support Forum

A safe, non-judgemental moderated space, where people can provide peer-to-peer emotional support, help and advice: SANE support forum.

COVID-19

COVID-19 and your wellbeing

If you’re finding things hard emotionally right now, you’re not alone. View National Mind’s information and support: Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing.

COVID-19 helpline for Black and Asian children, young people and families

A new helpline set-up by Barnados for children over 11, young people and families affected by COVID-19 from Black and Asian communities. People can call the helpline for free on 0800 1512 605 or talk on the webchat.

COVID-19 Support Resources

Thrive London has produced guidance to help people who are supporting those adversely affected or distressed by the coronavirus outbreak: view the guidance.

Mental wellbeing while staying at home

Advice from the NHS Every Mind Matters service on managing your mental wellbeing if you have to stay indoors: mental wellbeing while staying at home.

 

Bereavement

Sudden Bereavement Resource

Thrive London have developed a new resource to support people grieving the sudden death of someone close, or supporting someone going through sudden bereavement, during the COVID-19 pandemic: Sudden Bereavement Resource.

At a Loss

At a Loss provides the UK’s signposting website for the bereaved, with options to filter support to help you quickly get what you need: At a Loss.

Widowed and Young

If you are under 51 and bereaved, Widowed and Young offer peer-to-peer bereavement support and a 24-hour helpline: Widowed and Young.

How to find professional support after a bereavement – feature

Advice on finding a professional counsellor or psychotherapist after a close loss: finding support after a bereavement.

 

More support

Find out about the mental health support offered by BLG Mind in your local borough:

Bromley

Lewisham

Greenwich