The University Counselling Service has compiled a list of helpful websites for seeking more information about different aspects of health and wellbeing. The inclusion of these links does not imply any endorsement of them by the University, and are listed only for reference.
Alcohol and drugs
- Cruse ─ Provides support and information for those who have been bereaved
- The Compassionate Friends - provides support to bereaved parents and their families
- Rosie Crane Trust - supports bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter. Helpline, drop-in sessions and befriending service
- Black Dog Institute ─ a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder
- BluePages - Information about depression and its treatment. The site includes reviews of the available scientific evidence for a wide range of treatments.
- Depression Alliance ─ charity that assists people affected by depression via publications, support services and self-help groups
- Living life to the full ─ online life skills resources using CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) approach for those experiencing anxiety and depression
- MoodGYM - This is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It is developed and delivered by the Australian National University
- Students Against Depression ─ informative and helpful website designed for students experiencing depression. Also has helpful student blogs
Equation - A service in Nottingham/shire that provides direct support and advice to male affected by DV. If you are a man in Nottingham (16+) or Nottinghamshire (18+) the telephone number number is 0115 960 5556
- Juno Women's Aid - A service for women living in Nottingham/shire. The helpline provides direct support, signposting and advice including telephone support. Telephone: 0808 800 0340
Men's Advice Line - Telephone support for male affected by domestic violence outside Nottingham/shire area. Telephone: 0808 8010 327
- National Domestic Violence - 24 hour national domestic free-phone help line 0808 2000 247.
- NIDAS - local service for people living in the Nottinghamshire/Mansfield/Ashfield area. Provides advice and direct support and advice including crisis intervention and telephone support to families, children and young people. Telphone 01623 683 250
Women's Aid - A service for women. Provides information and a directory of support services across the UK including how to access a refuge (emergency accommodation for people fleeing domestic abuse/violence) an IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate).
- beat ─ Eating Disorders Association website which provides information and help about all aspects of eating disorders
- Gamblers Anonymous ─ help for those with gambling problems
- Gamcare ─ provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem
General mental health
- Changing Minds ─ this campaign aims to increase public and professional understanding of different mental health problems. The website provides materials developed to help change minds and reduce stigma
- Counselling and Psychotherapy - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy website
- Counselling Directory - information about counselling and psychotherapy.
- Food and Mood Project ─ dietary self-help for emotional and mental health, backed by the UK charity, MIND
- Kooth.com - free on-line support for your people
- Man Therapy - interactive, mental health campaign targeting working age men that employs humor to cut through stigma and tackle issues like depression, divorce and anxiety. Check out the Australian version too.
- Mental Health Care ─ aimed at anyone providing support to someone experiencing mental illness
- MIND booklets ─ user friendly information on a wide range of mental health issues
- NHS Choices Apps Library - discover apps to manage your health
- Nottingham Women's Centre - training courses and other support services for to help women
- Rethink ─ mental health resources for people under stress or worried about their thoughts and feelings. Includes useful links and a range of information and advice on mental health issues
- Royal College of Psychiatrists 'Mental Health' information ─ readable, user friendly and accurate information about mental health problems
- Self-Help Groups in Nottingham ─ information enquiry service about local and national self-help groups and networks
- Sleep Council - lots of useful and practical advice about dealing with sleep problems
- Start2 - uses mindfulness, creative and occupational therapies to provide empowering self-help and health management strategies
- Harmless - information and suport on self harm
- National Self-Harm Network ─ supports those who self-harm and provides information, contacts and workshops on matters relating to self-harm
- TheSite.org ─ information about self harm, recovery, advice and support
- Self Injury Support - national organisation that supports girls and women in emotional distress
Sexual health, sexuality and relationships
Telephone help lines
- Breathing Space ─ free and confidential phone line service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to
- Saneline ─ out of hours helpline offering emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness
- National Domestic Violence - 24 hour national domestic free-phone help line.
- Nightline ─ University of Nottingham Students’ Union student run, confidential listening and information service
- Samaritans ─ provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair
- Women's Aid ─ national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children
- Men's Advice Line - advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
Useful contacts at The University of Nottingham