Useful Websites

MENTAL HEALTH

MIND

www.mind.org.uk

Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. How can we help you?

RETHINK

www.rethink.org

Our aim is to make a practical and positive difference by providing hope and empowerment through effective services, information and support to all those who need us. People who use our services and their carers are at the heart of our vision and we believe that all those who experience severe mental illness are entitled to be treated with respect and as equal citizens.

SAMARITANS

Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

If there's something troubling you, then get in touch.

We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. About the call when you're ready, we're here to listen. You don’t have to give your real name or any personal information if you don’t want to. The quickest way to contact us and get a response is by phone on 116 123, this number is FREE to call.

www.samaritans.org


CALM

www.thecalmzone.net

The campaign against living miserably (CALM) was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. It is a campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community, but CALM listens to anyone who needs help or support. Men are three times more at risk of suicide than young women – in 2013 78% of suicides were men

STATE OF MIND SPORT

www.stateofmindsport.org

State of mind sport is a charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote positive mental health among our sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities, and ultimately to prevent suicide. We raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health and well being and deliver education on the subject to all levels of sport, business, education and community groups.We signpost individuals to where they can receive care and support in their area.First established within rugby league in 2011, the State of Mind movement is now a well established national charity delivering its message across rugby league, multiple other sports, age groups and geographical areas.

To visit our sport-specific campaign websites, or to access support, please follow the links below. Thank you for your interest in, and support of State of Mind.

SUBSTANCE MISUSE

EMCDDA

www.emcdda.eu

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction is an agency of the European Union located in Lisbon, Portugal. Established in 1993, the EMCDDA strives to be the "reference point" on drug usage for the European Union's member states, and to deliver "factual, objective, reliable and comparable information" about drug usage, drug addiction and related health complications, including hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

TALK TO FRANK

www.talktofrank.com

A to Z list of substances explains appearance and use, effects, chances of
getting hooked, health risks and UK law. Includes information on peer pressure, how to get help and free leaflets

THE DRUGS WHEEL

The Drugs Wheel was originally designed as a training tool. By 2012 there was an increasing number of new psychoactive substances on the market that didn’t fit within the old methods of drug classification, and adding three new categories (cannabinoids, empathogens and dissociatives) meant that all drugs could now be placed within one model.

Classifying drugs in this way allows for advice and harm reduction information to be given by category, meaning that workers don’t need to know in-depth details of all the drugs currently on the market.

In the version on the right illegal drugs are on the outside ring, and legal ones on the inside. The inner and outer rings of the wheel can be adapted; for example they could refer to prescribed or non-prescribed drugs, risk levels or licenced/non-licenced.

thedrugswheel.com


ALCOHOL CONCERN

www.alcoholconcern.org

Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. Who work to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems. They provide information and encourage debate on the wide range of public policy issues affected by alcohol; including public health, housing, children and families, crime and licensing. They support specialist and non-specialist service providers helping to tackle alcohol problems at a local level, whilst also working to influence national alcohol policy.

ADFAM

Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol

www.adfam.org.uk

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

.A. is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only ONE requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that THEY WORK.There are no strings attached to N.A. We are not affiliated with any other organizations, we have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion.

ukna.org


ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS

Alcohol Information Fact Sheet from the Royal College of Psychiatrists put in effects of MH section call it alcohol and depression www.rcpsych.ac.uk/alcoholdepression

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is committed to improving the understanding of psychiatry and mental health. We want there to be a greater understanding of the interaction between mental and physical health and the social and cultural context in which people live. We are at the forefront in setting and achieving the highest standards through education, training and research. We lead the way in developing excellence and promoting best practice in mental health services. We promote research and publish the results in our world-class psychiatric journals.

alcohol our favourite drug www.rcpsych.ac.uk/alcoholourfavoritedrug

alcohol and older people www.rcpsych.ac.uk/alcoholandolderpeople

cannabis and mental health www.rcpsych.ac.uk/cannabis

DUAL DIAGNOSIS

DUAL DIAGNOSIS AUSTRALIA

www.dualdiagnosis.org.au

Dual Diagnosis Australia & New Zealand is a resource repository created to contribute to better outcomes for persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders

LEEDS DUAL DIAGNOSIS PROJECT

www.dual-diagnosis.org.uk

The North and North West England (Leeds) dual diagnosis project aims to improve access to treatment and outcomes for people who experience co-existing drug / alcohol use and mental health disorders. It is a multi-agency network developed to ensure that services that come into contact with this client group are readily able to assess, engage and to co-ordinate care effectively.

Advances in Dual Diagnosis

Advances in Dual Diagnosis (ADD) is an international applied research journal offering peer-reviewed, practical and thought-provoking content and a forum for topical debate on dual diagnosis (co-occurring substance abuse and mental health conditions) and complex needs.

ADD is a vital resource for nurses, policy-makers, psychologists, social workers, academics, researchers, universities, colleges, local authorities, carers, service users and students. Unlike traditional research journals, ADD is read by practitioners and managers in health services, commissioning bodies, social care services, criminal justice systems and NGOs and supports frontline workers to deliver evidence-based practice.

ADD welcomes submissions from academics, practitioners and managers who work to deliver services to dually diagnosed people. he journal includes:

•Best practice
•Case studies
•Peer-reviewed research papers
•Policy updates
•User and carer perspectives
•Employment, training, education
•International perspectives

www.emeraldpublishing.com

V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF DUAL DISORDERS

We are pleased to welcome you to the “V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF DUAL DISORDERS: Addictions and other Mental Disorders”, organized by the Spanish Society of Dual Pathology (Sociedad Española de Patología Dual, SEPD), to be held in Madrid, Spain, from the 30th March to 2nd April 2017. For this Congress we have scheduled a special one day Neuroscience Parallel Symposium in order to review the neuroscience’s basic and clinical research involving Dual Disorders.

www.icdd-congress.com