General Information on Mental Illness
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a type of counselling that has been shown to be effective for many types of mental illness. You may be able to access CBT via your GP.

You may find online CBT resources helpful e.g.
- MoodGYM
- Living Life to the Full
- E-couch

We recommend that you discuss the use of self-help programmes with your GP or mental health professional.
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The Survivors Group (formerly Worcester Mind) meets twice weekly in Worcester.

Onside Advocacy provides community projecte for people with mental health problems and also provide specialist advocates (IMHA) for people who are detained under the Mental Health Act.

You can search for other local community groups via the Your Life, Your Choice website

If you want to provide feedback on local mental health services, contact Healthwatch
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Debt can often be a major issue for people with mental health problems. A free downloadable booklet produced with guidance from Mind, Rethink and other leading charities provides advice and information on all aspects of debt.
Turn2us has information on benefits and grants that you may be entitled to and has a benefits calculator that checks eligibility for housing benefit, tax credits etc.
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The patient.co.uk website is an NHS resource which includes information on mental health.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has downloadable leaflets on many aspects of mental illness. The Mind website is also a good source of mental health-related information.

The Mental Health Foundation website is another good source of information about mental illnesses.

For information about medication, try the NHS choice and medication site.

The NHS has produced various mental-health related apps.

Silverline and SANE run national helplines.
Carers, friends and relatives are very welcome to attend our drop-ins and other events.

Carers Action Worcestershire (a consortium of 3 local charities) both provide advice and information for carers within Worcestershire.

There is a (mental health) Carers' and Relatives Group that meets at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each month at Osborne Court, Osborne Road, Malvern WR14 1JE.

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