Psychiatry

6CIT The 6 Item Cognitive Impairment Test is a screening tool for dementia for use in primary care.
Al-Anon Family Groups Al-Anon family groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Alzheimer's Society Provides practical help, support and information on all forms of dementia and on the services, benefits, befriending and other resources available for people with dementia and their carers.
Beating the blues Online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) made up of 8 weekly sessions. Funded by most PCTs.
Bipolar UK A charity supporting people with bipolar disorder, their families and carers.
Children's sleep charity Provides leaflets and training to professionals and parents on managing childhood sleep issues
Cruse Charity offering free support to bereaved people.
Feeling overwhelmed – helping you stay safe Advice and resources from the RCPsych for people in distress; includes links to many support organisations.
Flying with confidence A day's course run by British Airways to help people overcome their fear of flying.
Flying without fear A day's course run by Virgin to help people get over the fear of flying.
Gam-Anon Gam-Anon arrange meetings to support families and friends affected by someone else's gambling problem.
Gamblers Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
GDS (online) The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a screening tool for depression in the elderly.
GPCOG (online) The General Practitioner assessment of COGnition is a screening tool for cognitive impairment.
GPCOG (pdf) The General Practitioner assessment of COGnition is a screening tool for cognitive impairment.
Living Life to the Full The Living Life to the Full course provides free access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training in life skills. It is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques.
Mental health leaflets Leaflets from the Royal College of Psychiatrists on a wide range of mental health problems.
MoodGYM Free online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Moodjuice self-help resource site A good collection of self-help resources / leaflets for psychological problems.
Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Natural Parents Network Natural Parents Network is a self help organisation, which offers non-judgmental, confidential and independent support to people who have lost children to adoption.
NCDSW Phoenix The National Council for the Divorced Separated and Widowed offers support for those going through separation, divorce or bereavement.
On-line therapy resources List of NICE approved on-line mental health resources including on-line CBT
Overeaters Anonymous Offers a programme of recovery from compulsive eating using the twelve steps (as used by alcoholics anonymous)
PHQ9 The nine item depression scale of the Patient Health Questionnaire. It assists the diagnosis of depression as well as selecting and monitoring treatment.
Samaritans 24/7 helpline for people in distress. 116 123 (free)
Sane Mental health charity offering patient support line each evening 6-11pm. 0300 304 7000
Self-help resources from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust A good collection of self-help resources / leaflets for psychological problems.
Stay Alive suicide prevention mobile app Stay Alive offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else.
Strategies for people who self-harm From Masha Bennett's Practical Happiness website, to help people avoid self-harm.
Suicide safety plan Safety plan template to use with patients at risk of suicide.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide Offers emotional and practical support to those bereaved by the suicide of a close friend or relative.
The Compassionate Friends TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved families who offer support to other bereaved families who have suffered the death of a child/children.
The Learning Disabilities Elf Blog that brings you the latest learning disabilities evidence that is published each week.
The Mental Elf Blog with short and snappy summaries that highlight evidence-based publications that are relevant to mental health practice in the UK and further afield.
Valproate pregnancy resources Includes the annual risk acknowledgement form and educational resources for patients and professionals
Women's aid Charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Free 24hr helpline for victims. 0808 2000 247
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