Shanice Abbott is investigating mental health and unemployment in the Midlands. In a cross-post from her own site, she recommends 15 organisations to follow on Twitter.
Providing mental health care in Birmingham
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust is an organisation that provides mental health care to people living in Birmingham. BSMHFT is one of the biggest mental health foundations in the country.
St Andrew’s Healthcare is a teaching hospital that specialises in mental health, learning disability, autism and brain injury. With regional services in Birmingham, Essex, Nottingham and Northampton this makes St Andrew’s the largest provider of NHS care in the charity remit.
— St Andrew’s (@standrewscare) March 6, 2014
Youth Space raises awareness and promotes mental health by offering support and advice to anyone interest in mental health. Youth Space is an online form based in Birmingham where people register to understand and gain advice for mental health problems.
Understanding military suicide: One in five US soldiers had mental illness before enlisting, report finds… http://t.co/uFKLGXhCYG
— Youthspace (@Youthspace1) March 5, 2014
Urbrum is a new magazine that focuses on mental health issues affecting young people. Through the format of a magazine Urbum aim to help and raise awareness of the issues young people may deal with whilst facing a mental condition. Twitter: @Urbrum Website: www.urbrum.org
— URBRUM.ORG (@urbrum) January 26, 2014
Advice to parents, professionals and young people
Young Minds provides advice to parents, professionals and young people via training, a help line and social networking sites.
MindFull is a service that caters for 11-17 year olds, helping them by providing support and information about mental health and emotional wellbeing.
It’s hard to make time for counselling support to help w/ your mentalhealth & wellbeing – we’ve made it easier. pic.twitter.com/Nu4YHh3Yix
— MindFull (@MindFullUK) March 7, 2014
ReliefMe is an online service that provides advice to people struggling with day-to-day problems. They provide a free app that is easily accessible that allows you to post anonymously and to give the best advice to young people around the world. Twitter: @reliefME Website: www.reliefme.org The Mind Charity‘s mission and goals are to support and empower people experiencing a mental health problem. Twitter: @MindCharity Website: www.mind.org.uk
— Mind (@MindCharity) March 7, 2014
Together Mental Health supports people whilst in recovery. They say that “The people who use our services are at the heart of everything we do. They influence and shape the support they receive from us, and the way our services are run”.
New Servol over the past 30 years have been a provider of accommodation research centres. They also work with smaller organisations to help offer support and advice to careers and family members.
Time to Change claims to be England’s biggest program to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.They aim to help people to feel confident when speaking out about problems they may have without facing discrimination. ‘Time to Change’ has a range of projects that help people in all communities to change their behaviour.
— Time to Change (@TimetoChange) March 7, 2014
Rethink help over 1 million people a year and have set up campaigns nationally to help people come to terms with their mental illness. ‘Rethink’ give people the opportunity to get involved by volunteering fundraising for them. You can become a member of Rethink by signing up on their website which gives people the chance to connect with others facing mental health issues.
SANE is a UK-wide charity that works to improve the quality of life for people affected by a mental illness. They educate and campaign to help improve mental health services.
The Mental Health Foundation is committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental health. They help people recover by developing better mental health services and carrying out research.