The Wider Mental Health Community

There is a wealth of information relating to mental health issues available to both members of the public and other health professions.

We have listed some of the websites which offer additional information – this is not an exhaustive list, nor are the websites ones that ACAT recommends in any way but we hope they will help if you are interested in other topics.

We have categorised them in the following way:

  • Public:  Sites for members of the public seeking information about mental health, self-help or support networks.
  • Professional:  Information orientated towards mental health workers either on professional issues or policy development.
  • Research:  Research orientated sites.

There are several which would appear in more than one category but we have only listed them once. We hope you will find this information useful. We are always pleased to hear about other sites which you have found helpful.



  • Department of Health – Mental Health:
  • Skills for Health:
    Skills for Health help the whole UK health sector develop a more skilled and flexible workforce:
  • Centre for Mental Health:
    Centre for Mental Health aims to help to create a society in which people with mental health problems enjoy equal chances in life to those without.
  • The Health Foundation:
    This is an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.
  • New Savoy Partnership:
    This is a unique group of organisations working together to bring psychological therapies to the NHS and improve access for all who need them.
  • The King’s Fund:
    This is a charity that seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved.
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy:
    The UKCP is a membership association for psychotherapists.
  • Confer:
    Is an independent organisation set up by psychotherapists in 1998 to provide innovative, challenging and inspiring continuing educational events for psychotherapists, psychologists and other mental health workers.
  • National BME Mental Health Network:
    Their work includes regional meetings to address local BME mental health issues; Greater involvement of BME communities in the decision-making structures of health and social care services.
  • The Mental Health Alliance:
    This is a coalition of 75 organisations working together to secure a better mental health legislation. It is the broadest coalition in the mental health world.
  • Supporting Safe Therapy
    For both clients and therapists aimed at improving the experience of psychological therapy


  • NICE:
    NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.
  • National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH):
    NCCMH is responsible for developing mental health guidelines, and is a partnership between the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health:
    The CEBMH was established in Oxford, as a part of a national network of Centres for Evidence-Based Health Care.
  • NHS Evidence – Mental Health:
    NHS Evidence is a service that enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. It is managed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
  • BPS Research Digest:
  • The Mental Health Research Network:
    This is part of the National Institute for Health Research and their mission is to help make research about mental health happen within the NHS in England.
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