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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?


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.


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.


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 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.



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.


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 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.


We are Alcohol Change UK. We work for a society that is free from the harm caused by alcohol. We are not anti-alcohol; we are for alcohol change. We are for a future in which people drink as a conscious choice, not a default; where the issues which lead to alcohol problems – like poverty, mental health issues, homelessness – are addressed; where those of us who drink too much, and our loved ones, have access to high-quality support whenever we need it, without shame or stigma. The problem is complex, and so the solutions aren’t simple. But we’re ambitious. Driven by our belief that every person deserves to live a full life free from alcohol harm, we create evidence-driven change by working towards five key changes: improved knowledge, better policies and regulation, shifted cultural norms, improved drinking behaviours, and more and better support and treatment.


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


.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.


Alcohol Information Fact Sheet from the Royal College of Psychiatrists put in effects of MH section call it alcohol and depression

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.

cannabis and mental health



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

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