Here are some useful links of other organisations that deal with stress and mental health issues. If you would like to be included on this list please contact us.
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress® is a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. The Academy aims to identify expertise among professionals, across disciplines, and to provide meaningful standards for those who work regularly with survivors. Some very good articles on their publications page from their journal “StressResponse”.
American Institute of Stress
A good American site, but limited free information, although lots of information packs etc. are available for sale.
ANXIETY UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services.
Tel: 0161 227 9898
Andrea Adams Consultancy
The Andrea Adams Consultancy provides employers with solution focused training and advice to help them effectively manage the diverse and complex problems caused by bullying and harassment in the workplace.
The Association for Coaching
A membership association for Professional Coaches and Organisations.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Lists of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists available.
Tel: 0870 443 5252
British Heart Foundation
BHF have a programme specifically targetted at metal wellbeing in the workplace called “Think Fit! Think Well.” There are several resources that cover physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellbeing and include a range of ideas, challenges and signposts, as well as an employee booklet, great giveaway items and fun packaging. To order call 0870 600 6566, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bhf.org.uk/thinkfit
A vision of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease
Helpline: 020 7935 0185
British Medical Journal
Contains an index of present and past issues plus abstracts of papers.
Dutch site produced by the first president of the International Stress Management Association Netherlands Branch. A source of information on relaxation and breathing therapy. Summaries of technical papers on breathing and relaxation techniques and details of courses.
Breathing Space Scotland
Free, confidential phone line you can call when you’re feeling down.
Helpline: 0800 838587
The British Psychological Society
The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.
The British Osteopathy Association
(BOA) British Osteopathic Association, 3 Park Terrace, Manor Road, Luton, LU1 3HN
Tel. 01582 488455
Fax 01582 481533
CALL Helpline Wales
Confidential listening and support service for people in Wales.
Tel: 0800 132737
Information and help for the UK’s six million carers.
Tel: 020 7490 8818
Carers line: 0808 808 7777
Carers Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 9043 9843
Tel: 0141 221 9141
Tel: 029 2081 1370
CAUSE (Carers and Users Support Enterprise)
Northern Ireland charity providing practical and emotional support to relatives and carers of people with mental illness.
Tel: 028 9023 8284
The Centre for Stress Management
An international training centre and stress consultancy.
Tel: 0845 680 2065
Channel 4 – Stress Magazine
This is a very useful site run by Channel 4. It is regularly updated and has plenty of good information. It includes and online advice service.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [CIPD]
A professional body for those involved in the management and development of people.
Tel: 020 8612 6200
Child Web Safety – Guide for Parents
Today, kids and teenagers tend to know more about mobiles, the internet and social media than adults.That’s why O2 have written this guide. It’s to help adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles and the internet. And it’s also to help you talk to your kids openly about the risks, so they know how to protect themselves.
This is for children and parents, provides information about stress in children and offers tips and ideas on how to reduce it.
Database of UK counsellors, with information on training, experience and fees.
Durham Information Guide
Engineering Employers Federation
Under ‘publications’, free-to-download PDF copy of the EEF’s acclaimed “Managing Stress at Work” Guide. This 16 page guide covers the business and legal cases for stress management; a managers guide on how to recognise stress; a checklist of the key stress factors at work and five steps to stress risk assessment.
Stress is a factor in everybody’s life but Deaf people more commonly experience depression and anxiety and other inevitable stress associated with being Deaf in a world geared towards the needs of hearing people.
Grow Community Mental Health
GROW in Ireland is a worldwide community mental health movement with over 140 groups throughout Ireland. GROW holds weekly meetings which emphasise a mutual self-help approach to mental health and the development of personal resources using a twelve-step programme of growth to maturity in avoiding and recovering from mental breakdown. GROW in Ireland is anonymous, confidential and free. Meeting are held regularly and can be found open country wide.
Tel (ROI): 1890 474 474
Web site www.grow.ie
Hands On Scotland
HandsOnScotland is an online resource for anybody working with or caring for children and young people. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people’s troubling behaviour and offers advice and activities on how to help them flourish.
Independent, non-profit organisation working with communities in Ireland to ensure that young people aged 12 to 25 are better supported to achieve mental health and wellbeing. Objectives: to co-ordinate and integrate existing services and support systems and ensure that they work for young people; to improve mental health outcomes for the young; to build greater community awareness regarding the needs and challenges facing young people. Contact Information:
Tel. No: (01) 660 7343,
9:00am – 5:15pm, Monday to Friday
Email Address: email@example.com
Web Site: www.headstrong.ie
Health And Safety Authority
(Note: Irish equalivant to HSE) Advice for Work Related Stress Contact Information:
Contact Person: Patricia Murray
Tel. No.: (01) 614 7000,
Web Site: www.hsa.ie
Health & Safety Executive
The Health and Safety Commission is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities who work in support of the Commission.
Tel: 020 7224 1539
Health on the Net Foundation
A Swiss based site with not a lot of content but worth keeping an eye on. Designed for health professionals.
The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge hypnotherapy support network.
The Institute for Complementary Medicine
A Registered Charity providing the public with information on Complementary Medicine.
Tel: 020 7231 5855 Website:
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health [IOSH]
Europe’s leading body for health and safety professionals
Tel: 0116 257 3100
International Labour Organisation
The International Labour Organisation (ILO), is a specialised agency associated with the United Nations (UN), whose worldwide objectives are to improve labour conditions. This section of their website has a considerable amount of information with specialist info for air traffic controllers, assembly line workers, bus drivers, offshore oil and gas workers and nursing. A very useful site.
IPPA, The Early Childhood Organisation
National childcare organisation providing support, advice and training for childcare providers, parents and other childcare practitioners. Aims to raise public awareness of the needs of young children and their families and to raise the profile of the role of play in children’s development and learning. Publications: Quarterly magazine; leaflets; research papers; support literature.
Tel. No: (01) 463 0010
From 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Mon – Fri
Web Site: www.ippa.ie
Irish Advocacy Network
An island-wide mental health organisation run and led by service users, the Network delivers a Peer Advocacy Service. It provides information, support and choice for those who have experienced difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.
Tel. No: (047) 38918
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapist (IACP)
See the website for a list of practitioners in your area.
Irish Heart Foundation
Provides detailed descriptions of all the major conditions, with links to further information.
A sanctuary for the suicidal: a place where, during a brief stay, a person will find the support that can alleviate despair and isolation.
Tel: 020 7263 7070
Mental Health Care
Comprehensive information about mental illnesses.
Mental Health Foundation
Uses research and practical projects to help people survive, recover from and avert mental health problems.
Tel: 020 7803 1101
Mental Health Foundation Scotland
Tel: 0141 572 0125
Mental Health Ireland
Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which aims to promote positive mental health.
Migraine Association of Ireland
The Migraine Association of Ireland is a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for a lot of people with migraine.
Tel: 01 894 1280 / 01 894 1281
Offers many services including helplines, drop-in centres, supported housing, counselling, befriending, advocacy, employment and training schemes.
Information line: 0845 766 0163
MINDFUL EMPLOYER was launched in October 2004 and the aim is to provide employers with easier access to information and support for employees with mental health conditions.
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Offers acessible information on NICE mental health guidelines.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The NCH currently represent over 1000 practitioners and 500 trainees within the United Kingdom and are committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members.
Natural Therapy For All
Is an online directory listing therapists (counsellors, chiropractors, acupuncturists etc) all over the UK. All the therapists registered with us will have a relevant
qualification and insurance cover or proof of registration with a
professional body, so we are assured of their professionalism. The
site also has a wealth of information about various types of distress
that complementary therapies can help, as well as a blog about the
latest therapy news.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is the US Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work related illness and injury. This link takes you to their excellent paper on Stress at Work.
The National Play Resource Centre
Tel. No: (01) 463 0010
From 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Mon – Fri
National Stress Awareness Day
Information from the National Health Service on stress management, workplace health, anxiety and living with depression.
Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
Provides local support, including housing schemes, home support, advocacy services and information, for those with mental health needs.
Tel: 028 9032 8474
Mental health and psychology directory.
Helpline: 0845 122 8622
Support and advice for everyone affected by severe mental illness.
General enquiries: 0845 456 0455
National advice service: 020 8974 6814
www.robertsoncooper.com specialise in raising levels of employee engagement, well-being and resilience in the workplace. The company was founded in 1999 based on the expertise and profiles of Professors Cary Cooper and Ivan Robertson. They provide a range of solutions to help both private and public sector clients realise the benefits of improvement in these areas, including: stress and well-being auditing, resilience training, e-learning packages and performance improvement interventions. As a leading authority on the business case for well-being in the UK, Robertson Cooper are also committed to offering free resources to support professionals working in this area, for more details click here.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The professional body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Tel: 020 7235 2351
Royal College of Physicians
A professional body representing over 22,000 physicians worldwide.
Tel: 020 7224 1539
Provides 24-hour, confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing.
UK helpline: 08457 909090
ROI helpline: 1850 609090
Offers information, crisis care and emotional support.
Helpline: 0845 767 8000
Securing Health Together
Securing Health Together is a long-term occupational health strategy for England Scotland and Wales. This website aims to share good practice in occupational health.
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Campaigns and provides services across Scotland for people with mental health problems, homelessness, addictions and other forms of social exclusion.
Tel: 0141 568 7000
SpaEvidence is the world’s first portal designed to help people explore the medical evidence that exists for spa and wellness therapies.
TheSite.org is a guide to life for 16-24 year-olds. With articles on health and wellbeing and a range of other topics, a question and answer service and a buzzing online community, TheSite.org tells it like it is.
Skillfair is an independent, privately owned company specialising in supporting the growing trade in expertise between small companies and individuals offering knowledge based services and the companies and organisations that need their skills and experience.
The Therapy Directory
Therapy Directory only lists therapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.
Women’s mental health organisation providing an infoline, factsheets and emotional support. All calls answered by women.
Infoline: 0808 808 6000
UK Council for Psychotherapy
Publishes the National Register of Psychotherapists, which lists more than 5,000 therapists.
Tel: 020 7014 9955
United Kingdom Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations
It is the aim of UKCHO to promote the professional regulation of hypnotherapy within the United Kingdom, to ensure that Hypnotherapists are safe and competent to practice, and that they adhere to national standards of ethics and training.
US National Library of Medicine
A very comprehensive site but not the easiest place to find your way around. Try the Medline database as a start.
United Health Foundation
A not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health.
Tel: 0845 345 0055