Health & wellbeing links

Advocacy and mediation

  • Ace Anglia – An independent Suffolk based advocacy service for people with learning disabilities
  • Feedback – Offers support to help express your views on mental health in Great Yarmouth and Waveney
  • Suffolk Family Carers – Support and advice for unpaid family carers in Suffolk
  • Suffolk User Forum – Operating through the east and west of Suffolk helping to shape the mental health services
  • Voiceability Total Voice Suffolk – Mental health advocacy service, including IMHA and IMCA services

Alcohol and drug dependency

Anger management

  • MIND (National) – Downloadable fact sheet from Mind on how to deal with anger
  • NHS Choices – Online video and hints and tips on how to on how to deal with anger
  • Suffolk Mind – Anger management course

Anxiety

  • NHS Choices – Why do you feel anxious and panicky? Video and information to help
  • Rethink – What are anxiety disorders and how can they be treated
  • Mind (National) – Downloadable fact sheet on anxiety and panic attacks

Ask for help

Bereavement

Bipolar disorder

  • Mental Health Foundation – Information on what Bipolar is and how it can be treated
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists – Printable leaflet on medications prescribed to help mood swings
  • BBC – Printable 24-page booklet on Bipolar with preface by Stephen Fry
  • Bipolar UK – Information from the National Bipolar Charity and find your local support group

Care Act

  • Care Act – Information on the new Care Act 2014 including an online video and an easy read version

Consultation

Counselling and online therapy

Dementia

Depression

Employment

Epilepsy

Hallucinations and voice hearing

Local organisations websites

Medication

  • NSFT pharmacy – When should I stop taking my meds? Find out about medication with downloadable information
  • NHS Choices – Find out about dosage, medication side effects and more

Miscarriage and postnatal

  • NHS Choices – Support and advice on the emotional impact of miscarriage
  • Child Bereavement UK – National charity that supports families through loss of a child including miscarriage .
  • NHS Choices – Information on how postnatal depression can affect you

Money & debt

National organisations

  • Mental Health Foundation – Hundreds of free downloadable resources and fact sheets
  • Mind – Advice and guidance from national charity with up to date campaign news and facts about living with mental ill health
  • Rethink – Information and guidance, local support groups and telephone support both locally and nationally
  • Samaritans – Available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Saneline – National campaigning charity, phone helpline (available 1800-2300), information and guidance

Personality disorder

Psychosis

  • NHS Choices – Defines the main symptoms of psychosis
  • Rethink – Possible causes and treatments for psychosis

Schizophrenia

  • NHS Choices – What schizophrenia is and how it can be treated
  • Rethink – Information and telephone support with downloadable fact sheets
  • Sane – Downloadable fact sheet

Self-harm

  • Harmless – A user led support service for people who self-harm and for those affected by self-harm
  • Mind – Downloadable information on what self harm is
  • Sane – Free download for people who self-harm or if you are concerned about someone that does

Stress

  • Combat Stress – Mental health support for British armed forces veterans
  • NHS Choices – Defines post-traumatic stress disorder
  • NHS Choices – For those struggling with stress
  • Mind – Free downloadable leaflet about stress

Suicide prevention and family support