Mental Health Matters www.mentalhealthmatters.com
Drugs and Substance Use
- The Addiction, Anxiety & Trauma Link
- Drug and Alchol Abuse Surrey Catalyst offers drug and alcohol users who want to change their lives, access to support,
reducing the harm to themselves, their families and communities.
- Talk to Frank provides information and where to find help on drugs for young people.
- The Department of Health pages are primarily a resource for a wide range of
professionals to help with drug prevention and treatment services.
- DrugScope is one of the UK's leading centres of expertise on drugs. The organisation provides quality drug information,
promotes effective responses to drug taking.
- AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk provides a full list of local meetings and support in your area. The site can also provide information and can direct you
to meetings for families and partners of those with alcohol problems. There are often also specialist local meetings, such as women's discussion groups.
- SMART Whether you want to cut down, stay safe or stop using all together, SMART is here to help
- 'You’re not alone in feeling like this. Many people struggle to cope at one point or another and going through a range of emotions during this time is common. You can contact Samaritans 116 123 (UK) www.samaritans.org.uk any time you like or you might also want to speak to someone else you trust like a family member, your GP or arrange to see a counsellor'. Do you recognise these signs in yourself or someone else?
Relationship, Sex and Sexual health
- R u thinking? provides information for young people on sex, sexual
health and pregnancy.
- Brook provides free and confidential information for under 25s on sex, sexual health, contraception and pregnancy.
- FPA – The Sexual Health Charity - provides information for anyone on sex, sexual health, pregnancy and local clinics.
- R U Clear is a service run by the NHS which offers sexual health tests of a high quality for free. RUClear offers free tests for sexually
tranmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.
- Sex worth talking about is an NHS site providing information on everything to
do with sex – sexual health, contraception, how to talk about it and what to do if you’re thinking about doing it.
- Sexwise Helpline on 0800 282 930, to talk about anything to do with sex, including sexuality, relationships and any concerns you might have.
- How to beat a bully
- Bullying UK (part of Family Lives) provides professional, non-judgmental support and advice in a way that all members of
the family can freely access. This is provided through a 24-hour helpline, the website, email and live chat services, befriending services, and parenting/relationship support groups. Nearly all
services are accessible at no charge to parents, 365 days a year.
- How Lifehacker can help
- Mind www.mind.org.uk is a mental health charity. Self-harming can
occur more often in people who are depressed or suffer from another mental illness. For some self-harm is the solution, not the problem.
- The NHS provides information on signs or causes of self-harm and how to get help.
- ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age
of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small. As well as finding information online, you can also call free on 0800 1111, have a
1-2-1 chat online or send an email.
- Mindfulness is about being aware of what is going on for you in the moment and listening to your body without judgement. It can help you reduce
stress and feel calmer.