- Anorexia and Bulimia Care: https://www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk Helpline: 03000 11 12 13
- The Big House. Audio downloads on eating disorders and self-harm.
- National Centre for Eating Disorders: http://www.eating-disorders.org.uk
- B-eat: http://www.b-eat.co.uk
- For Men: http://mengetedstoo.co.uk
- Parents and carer support: http://www.feast-ed.org
- Excellent general resources: www.somethingfishy.org
- A Nurses’ guide to EDs (thanks Ava!): http://onlinedegrees.bradley.edu/nursing/dnp/a-nurses-guide-to-eating-disorders/
- Recipe/food blog for those recovering from EDs (NB: some swearing!) http://www.notplantbased.com
- Taste Life UK: ED recovery course (based in the Midlands). I haven’t used it but it was recommended by a blog reader: https://www.tastelifeuk.org.
- E Scrivener: A New Name: (IVP, 2012) – my testimony.
- E Scrivener: What does the Bible really say about Eating Disorders: (booklet for sufferers and loved ones), (Day One)
- E Scrivener: A New Day: (IVP, 2017) (book which deals with different areas of life/mental health for sufferers/loved ones)
- J Treasure: Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers.
- Devotions for those in ED recovery (written by those in ED recovery) ‘Beyond the Looking Glass’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Looking-Glass-Overcoming-Meditation/dp/0840733771
- http://www.joswinney.com/blog/depression-blog (great Christian blog)
- http://www.sada.org.uk (for seasonal affective disorder)
- http://meetamumuk.forumotion.co.uk (online forum offering support and friendship to all mothers and mothers-to-be, especially those feeling lonely or isolated after the birth of a baby or moving to a new area).
- http://www.babcp.com(British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies)
- http://www.undoingdepression.com (self-help site)
- http://www.depressionalliance.org (includes a ‘pen-friend’ scheme that puts you in touch with other sufferers)
- http:// www.moodswings.org.uk
- http://www.studentsagainstdepression.org: website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts
- http://www.thecalmzone.net, helpline (0800 58 58 58).
- Meynell M: When darkness seems my closest friend, (IVP 2018) great book on Christians and depression, written from personal experience
- For sufferers: http://www.ocduk.org/how-ocduk-help
- Friends and family:
- http://beyondocd.org/information-for-friends-and-family: (for friends and family)
- Clergy: http://beyondocd.org/information-for-clergy/recognizing-and-counseling-people-who-have-scrupulosity
- Range of resources and articles: https://www.ocdonline.com/articles-phillipson
- https://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/life-issues/challenges/mental-and-emotional-issues/living-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/ (A simple overview article on a Christian website).
- http://www.self-injury.org (Christian based self-injury resources)
- http://www.thebighouse.org.uk (has some audio resources)
Books (from Christian perspective):
- Self-Injury: When Pain Feels Good – Edward T. Welch, P&R publishing, 2004
- I’m not Supposed to Feel Like This: A Christian Self-Help Approach to Depression and Anxiety – Williams, Richards and Whitton, Hodder and Stoughton, 2002 .
- Lysamena Project website – a very helpful website on self-harm in general with stuff from both a general and a Christian perspective www.self-injury.org
- Darkness to Light: offers training and information on preventing child sexual abuse.
- Dan Allender centre: Christian resources, conferences and articles on surviving abuse (based in US)
- Mind.org: range of resources/help for all kinds of abuse
- NSPCC: offers help for adult survivors of childhood abuse too: here
- The Survivor’s Trust: national umbrella agency for over 135 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.
- Survivor’s UK; for male survivors of sex abuse
- Victim support: support for women affected by rape or abuse
- Open Hearts Ministry: based in US, they provide training for people to care for and enable those who have been abused to share their stories.
- http://www.samaritans.org: Samaritans: (08457 90 90 90) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you are feeling, or if you are worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at email@example.com.
- http://www.studentsagainstdepression.org: Students against Depression: a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts.
- http://www.papyrus-uk.org: PAPYRUS: (0800 068 41 41) a voluntary organisation that supports teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
- http://www.thecalmzone.net: CALM: support group for young men, (0800 58 58 58).
- http://www.uk-sobs.org.uk: SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide), (0844 561 6855)
- http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk: Anxiety UK, (0844 477 5774)
- http://wwww.nopanic.org.uk: No Panic, (0808 808 0545) Helps people suffering from anxiety disorders, provides support to sufferers and their families and carers
- http://www.social-anxiety.org.uk: Social Anxiety UK: Volunteer led organisation with chatroom, support/social groups, info on cognitive behavioural therapy
- http://www.anxietynomore.co.uk: information and advice on all aspects of anxiety and panic
- http://www.bigwhitewall.com: improving mental health and emotional well being
- http://www.calmclinic.com : information relating to anxiety, panic disorder, stress and depression
- http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk:information for sufferers of panic, anxiety, phobias and OCD
- http://www.patient.co.uk: self-help on panic attacks, phobias, anxiety, stress, OCD, relaxation exercises
- http://www.surgerydoor.co.uk: self-help for anxiety
- Talks given by Christians via www.Foclonline.org
- Glynn Harrison: When Is Anxiety a Sin? Anxiety in the Bible 20 Jun 2013
- Richard Winter: Anxiety: Ally or Enemy? 1 Jan 2005
- Richard Winter: Understanding Anxiety: Psychological, Biological, and Existential Factors 28 May 2013
- Richard Winter: Healing Deeper Disordered Emotions 22 May 2016
- Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire: fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems
- Addaction: A specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity. Their addiction services are free and confidential:
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 0845 769 7555. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drinkline – National Alcohol Helpline: Tel: 0800 917 8282: Offers help to callers worried about their drinking and support to the family and friends of people who are drinking. Advice to callers on where to get help.
- NHS Choices: information on alcohol, including a unit calculator and an iphone app
- Turning Point: is a national health and social care provider, with information and advice for friends and family. Tel: 020 7481 7600 or for friends and family: tel: 020 7481 7600
General Mental Health:
- http://www.mindandsoul.info: Christian site with resources on mental health
- http://www.believersbrain.com: excellent Christian site
- http://www.healthtalkonline.org: video, articles and recordings allowing people to share their experience with those in similar situations e.g; on depression
- http://www.patient.co.uk: evidence-based health advice written by doctors
- http://www.nhs.uk/news: includes a ‘Behind the Headlines’ section for those interested in major health stories, but unsure of facts behind them.
- http://www.mercyuk.org: (residential discipleship program for young women 19-29 struggling with life controlling issues, including eating disorders)
- https://www.wristbandexpress.com: list of useful links on different aspects of mental health.
- Rethink: offers support for sufferers and carers.
- Counsellor’s guide to MH: list of useful links
- Sleep and mental health: article with helpful links on sleep and anxiety, depression, ADHD.
- https://online.maryville.edu/blog/mental-health-resources-for-college-students/: American site with some useful MH links
- Freedom in Christ: list of churches which run the course, which helps people grasp all that happened the moment they became Christians and who we are in Christ.
- Christian mindfulness: a course on prayer, meditation and mindfulness, (available online and as day workshops).Wanting to know more about Christianity:
- http://www.cmf.org.uk : Christian Medical Fellowship: Brilliant resources on lots of medical issues, including fertility options
- http://www.saltwaterandhoney.org (Christian site on childlessness and faith)
- http://www.hannah.org (Christian)
- http://www.step.bethany.org (Christian)
- http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk (infertility support community)
- http://www.pregnancyloss.info (US miscarriage support site)
Walking with Domestic Abuse Sufferers, Helen Thorne, IVP, 2018
- http://nawidows.org.uk (for those who have lost a partner
- http://dirtygirlsministries.com (for women struggling with porn/sexual addiction)
- Allender, Dan and Longman III, Tremper: God Loves Sex – An Honest Conversation about Sexual Desire and Holiness, (Baker Books, 2014)
- Chester, Tim: Captured by a Better Vision: Living Porn Free, IVP 2010
- Thorne, Helen: Purity is Possible – How to Live Free of the Fantasy Trap, The Good Book Company, 2014
- Schaumburg, Harry: False Intimacy – Understanding the Struggle of Sexual addiction, Navpress, 1997.
- *Stringer, Jay: Unwanted, Navpress, 2018 https://jay-stringer.com/
- http://psychotherapy.org.uk (includes guide that explains difference between therapies)