Directory of Psychologists

The British Psychological Society holds the directory of Chartered Psychologists offering services to the public, which may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

NHS Mental Health Services

This is an excellent website providing information about mental health and digital, online mental health services, available through the National Health Service in some UK areas, or through private subscription.  It includes numerous links to approved organisations offering expertise, support and therapy.

MIND

A leading UK mental health charity,  which includes the former Depression Alliance.  They are great for resources, training, information and support.  Local Mind groups offer support to people across England and Wales including therapy, crisis helplines, drop in centres, counselling and be friendly. Local Mind’s are independent charities run locally. 

Time to Change 

Time to Change is a campaign group run by Mind to address public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems.

 

Live life to the full 

A website written by an experienced psychiatrist offering free online CBT self help based courses, covering mood and stress. The site provides no way of alerting its authors for the presence of suicidal thoughts or plans.  Live life to the full courses are not a replacement for mental health assessment and treatment.

 

SANE

SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. 

 

PANDAS Foundation

Pre and post natal depression advice and support.  Helpline, email support, website and online community, support groups.

 

“I had a black dog, his name was depression”  

In collaboration with the World Health Organisation to mark World Mental Health Day 2012, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression"

Samaritans

Everyone has heard of the Samaritans.  They offer a free 24/7, 365 day service.  They are contactable by phone (preferred), in person,  or  by mail/email.  Whilst they are not experts on the challenges of aviation and the aviation industry they are experts in moments of despair or crisis.  They will provide time and space to talk things through, maybe when other sources of help are not immediately available.  They will help you make decisions about your next steps, when there do not seem to be any “next steps” for you.  

 

 

 

There are plentiful resources to help those with depression - the challenge is for people to take advantage of them. Here's a short list that you may want to add to...

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