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Afiya Trust is a London based, black and ethnic minority (BME) led, second tier organisation with a nation-wide remit to reduce inequality in health and social care provision for racialised groups.
Bipolar UK supports individuals with the condition of bipolar, and their families and carers. They work to enable people affected by bipolar (also known as manic depression) to take control of their lives(previously MDF The Bipolar Organisation).
BACP is a professional body for counsellers and psychotherapists in the UK.
BASW is the largest association representing social work and social workers in the UK.
Centre for Mental Health is a charity that works to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems by influencing policy and practice in mental health and related services. It focuses on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy.
The EHF aspires to bring new ways of working by utilising modern technologies within the community, voluntary and social care sector, and focusing on how services are being offered to minority groups in the UK, particularly in Greater Manchester.
Hafal (meaning 'equal') is the principal organisation in Wales working with individuals recovering from severe mental illness and their families to achieve better quality of life; fulfil their ambitions for recovery; and fight discrimination to ensure equal access to health and social care, housing, income, education and employment.
IMHAP has over 750 members in England and Wales drawn from all the professions that are involved in the application of the 1983 Mental Health Act, and serves to help patients who are or may be liable for treatment under the Act.
The Foundation exists to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems and incorporates the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. It undertakes research, develops services, designs training, influences policy and raises public awareness through media work, information and online services.
Mental Health Media gives people with experience of mental distress the confidence, skills and tools to get across the real story about mental health and lead the fight against prejudice and discrimination. We also with journalists and broadcasters to inform and broaden their coverage of mental health issues, including through our annual Mental Health Media Awards.
Mind works throughout England and Wales for a better mental health for everyone. It provides information on all aspects of mental health to people who experience mental distress and their families, professionals and the general public. Mind also campaigns for greater understanding in the wider community. It offers mental health services including sheltered homes: drop-in centres; counselling; advocacy; and employment schemes to approximately 150, 000 people through a network of local Mind associations.
NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs. NAS have 12000 members, 60 branches and an active campaigning network of over 2000 people.
NUS is a voluntary membership organisation comprising a confederation of local student representative organisations in colleges and universities throughout the United Kingdom who have chosen to affiliate and pay a membership fee. Virtually every college and university in the country is affiliated, making NUS is one of the largest student organisations in the world, representing the interests of 5.2 million students.
Rethink, the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. We provide hope and empowerment through effective services and support to all those who need us and campaign for change through greater awareness and understanding.
Revolving Doors Agency is the UK’s only charity dedicated to improving the lives of people who are caught up in a damaging cycle of crisis, crime and mental illness. With over 10 years experience of working innovatively with this client group, RDA develops practical schemes based in police stations, courts and prisons to help our clients gain access to the support they need.
RF is one of the biggest providers of mental health care in the country, working together with thousands of people who are living with the devastating effects of serious mental health problems, often exacerbated by issues such as sexual abuse, or drugs and alcohol.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional and educational body for 10,000 psychiatrists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, promoting study and research in all disciplines connected with the understanding and treatment of mental disorder in all its forms and aspects.
SANE's objectives are to raise awareness, improve education and secure better services for people with mental illness; to undertake research into the causes of and treatments for serious mental illness at The Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research; and to provide information and emotional support to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers through SANELINE. Staffed by trained mental health workers SANELINE is open from 1pm until 11pm, 365 days a year.
SIRI was established in response to the significant gap in meeting the needs of African and Caribbean people to include refugees and asylum seekers' integration and settlement. SIRI was developed with the aim of providing a more responsive way of working with African and Caribbean people suffering from (mental health) psychological and emotional difficulties, which takes into consideration their cultural and religious beliefs. SIRI provides a community oriented HOLISTIC MODEL OF COUNSELLING that focuses on the COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL, not simply their presenting mental health problems but also on practical and social support issues
Together (formerly Maca - the Mental After Care Association) is a leading national charity supporting people who experience mental distress to get what they want from life and to feel happier. We do this by running a range of services across the country; campaigning and doing research and educating local communities about their own mental health needs.
Turning Point is the UK’s leading social care organisation, providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability. The organisation provides services in 200 locations and work with almost 100,000 people each year.
The Federation is a membership-based charity set up in 1996 to support locally based and independent groups who develop and provide mental health services in their community. At our peak we numbered more than 250 member groups, representing 157,000 service users. Following the loss of funding we are now concentrating, using email, web site and message board, on one main objective -To promote and organise co-operation and information exchange between representatives of voluntary agencies, Government and other statutory authorities.
UKAN promotes service user empowerment by representing issues from a user perspective in a number of national forums. It encourages the development of Patients Councils, User Forums and Advocacy Projects and offers information, training and support to both groups and individuals working towards mental health service user led approaches in any service. At the heart of UKAN is the belief that advocacy should be independent and led by people who have direct experience of using mental health services.
UR supports people with learning disabilities or mental health needs to have the things they want and need in their lives. The organisation supports around 400 people with mental health needs to take control of their lives.
The Forum is a UK user-led organisation “run by mad people for mad people” that works for user empowerment, not patronisation. Voices members talk freely and openly about any problems, and gain support from fellow sufferers in a safe environment without fear of rejection. How many users
WITNESS: against abuse by health & care workers is the only charity in the UK working exclusively on abuse by health & care workers. WITNESS runs a helpline, a support and advocacy service, provides training and develops new policy approaches to the prevention of abuse.
YoungMinds is a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people through information outreach. Its website provides comprehensive information about children’s mental health issues.