for better mental health

Antipsychotics

Explains what antipsychotics are used for, how the medication works, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services across England and Wales. These might be talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Bipolar UK

0333 323 3880
bipolaruk.org
Information and support for people affected by bipolar disorder, hypomania and mania.

British National Formulary (BNF)

bnf.org
Publication listing recommendations for the use of medications and medical treatments in the UK. Information about specific medications, including their recommended use, side effects and safety guidance, is available at bnf.nice.org.uk.

Hearing Voices Network

hearing-voices.org
Information and support for people who hear voices or have other unshared perceptions, including local support groups.

Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency
Government agency responsible for regulating medicines and medical devices in the UK. Provides an online library of medication Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) at products.mhra.gov.uk.

National Paranoia Network

nationalparanoianetwork.org
Information and support for people who experience paranoid thoughts.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

nice.org.uk
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927
rethink.org
Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

rcpsych.ac.uk
Professional body for psychiatrists. Includes information about mental health problems and treatments.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

This information was published in September 2020. We will revise it in 2023.

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