Positive Steps Forward in Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Resources

We hope you find this ‘Mental Health Resources’ section useful. We may add to it in due course but if you live in Ireland or the UK you will find more websites and points of contact by going to the page for your region.

Note: The links are provided as a convenience only and should not be taken as an endorsement of any website, content, product or service. Visits to linked websites are at your own risk.

Self-help websites

www.livinglifetothefull.com: this is a free online life skills resource. It aims to help users change the ways in which they think, and to respond in new ways to the challenges faced in life.
Please note: the website is not an appropriate substitute to seeing a practitioner if you feel very distressed or are actively suicidal.

www.moodgym.anu.edu.au: free online self-help designed to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.
Please note: the website is not an appropriate substitute to seeing a practitioner if you feel very distressed or are actively suicidal.

Websites and points of contact

www.mentalhealth.org.uk: the website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues. It provides a daily mental health news service and directories of organisations, websites and events. Website visitors can use forums and bulletin boards, join a mailing list and find out how to support the organisation.

www.supportline.org.uk: offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. The ‘problems’ section has a very comprehensive A – Z list of difficulties that people can face in life.

Mainly for younger people

www.getconnected.org.uk: free confidential help for young people.

www.thesite.org: TheSite.org aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life.

www.youngminds.org.uk: YoungMinds promotes child and adolescent mental health and mental health services and has information for children, young people and parents.

Organisations in your area

If you are based in the UK or Ireland we have listed some organisations by area. Why not take a look at the menu on the side and select a location?

Mental health resources