We’ve put together a list of mental health web sites and related resources that are good starting points if you want to find out more about the issues affecting you. You can also look at ‘In Our Community’ (see right) for details of organisations that provide services to people living in the local area, including telephone helplines.
Resources to help you if you are feeling suicidal or worried for someone else.
Moodjuice is designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems. In the site an individual can explore various aspects of life that may cause some distress and on the press of a button can obtain information on organisations, services and other self-help materials.
Covering practical ways for you to start dealing with stress.
Discover what depression is and isn’t, along with a list of symptoms and an explanations of the different types of low mood, including anxiety. Information and advice on medication and talking therapies.
Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Information resources on a wide range of mental health topics.
Offering an extensive range of information booklets on mental health topics.
Working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness to recover a better quality of life. This charity’s site does not cover Scottish services, however it does offer clearly written information resources.
One of the issues with mental health is that people find it difficult to talk about. At Big White Wall this is tackled this through anonymity.
Raising awareness of recovery from mental health conditions, with recovery-related resources.
Scotland’s national anti-stigma campaign for mental health. Providing mental health factsheets and advice on what you can do to help end stigma.
Mental health videos on America’s Mental Health Channel, Healthy Place.
Powerful stories shattering preconceived notions about mental health.
This Scottish site is a valuable learning resource using educational films that address a wide range of mental health issues.
Mental Health – Younger People
Trustworthy online information for young people and parents, where they can share their experiences and support each other.
Young people tackling mental health issues with tech! Aye Mind also list a great range of young people’s resources.
Specially aimed at young people, this is See Me’s national anti-stigma campaign. Useful sources of help and resources are listed.
Tough time at school? Reach offer some entertaining and useful advice to help you start making things better.
An app promoting positive mental wellbeing in children and young adults. You’ll also find links to helping organisations.
This is an Australian site, but we’ve included it because it has some good information and fact sheets about mental health problems and some of the issues facing young people.
Parent? Carer? Professional? Most of us have a role to play in helping children flourish and sometimes we need help understanding troubling behaviour. Get information and guidance with an in depth range of resources courtesy of Hands On Scotland.
Visit NHS Forth Valley’s website for extensive information on NHS services in your area.
A portal designed to help you get and share information for a healthier lifestyle, with details of local resources and events.
Providing information and advice about caring and campaigning to make life better for carers.
Great, easy to use and understand site helping you to deal with conflict in different relationships, with a particular focus on young people and families – ‘keep the heid’.
Check out Falkirk’s busy programme of events and activities taking place throughout the area at Community Trust run venues.
Benefits and Money
Extensive benefits information and help with other financial issues such as deb. Where relevant there is information tailored specifically to Scotland.
Are you ready to learn how to make the most of your money and manage your finances better? The Money Advice Service can show you how to get more from your money by providing online and telephone help; your local CAB can also help you arrange a face-to-face appointment with a Money Adviser.
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help — online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations. Their website contains a wealth of benefits information and a benefits calculator to help you work out what you might be entitled to.
An explanation of all the benefits and how to claim.
Targeted at people with bad housing or dealing with homelessness, the Shelter site contains comprehensive guidance relevant to Scotland.
Detailed housing help, specifically for Scotland, from finding a place to live to how to get help with repairs and maintenance.
ASK JOE is a resource created by young people in Falkirk with the help of Fixers and supported by Link Living. JOE stands for Jobs, Opportunities and Employability.The website aims to help young people on their path to employment based on the real experiences of the contributors – any age groups will find the information useful though!