NSUN is not a service provider. This page lists some forms of support and resources for specific situations relating to mental health such as welfare claims and human rights. We welcome your suggestions for resources to add: please email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting ‘services directory’ in the subject line.
The NHS has a main webpage on mental health with information on urgent support and access to therapies, and organisations such as Mind and Helplines Partnership have service signposting pages, but do feel free to get in touch if you would like us to help signpost you to the right people.
Information about human rights and mental health legislation
- Equality and Human Rights Commission
- British Institute of Human Rights: guides collection, rights-based mental health resources, and mental health advocacy and human rights tool
- The Mental Health Act 1983
- Mind’s Legal Line for legal information and advice on mental health related law
Help with finance and welfare claims/appeals
- Citizens Advice
- Scope’s advice and support hub
- Money and Mental Health
- How to win a PIP appeal: this website shares advice which could prove useful.
- WCA info: help for advisers assisting people to make a new claim for benefit on the basis of their incapacity for work, and in challenging decisions to refuse, or award a lower rate of, the benefit.
Discussion forums, feedback sites and libraries
- Mental Health Forum (peer support forum)
- Care Opinion
- Health Talk Online
- Health Boards
- Uncommon Forum
- Critical Mental Health
- Survivor History Group
- Yellow Card Scheme – Website for reporting adverse drug reactions, medical device adverse incidents, defective medicines, and counterfeit or fake medicines within the UK
- independent April Blog about iatrogenic harm. Adverse side effects causing psychiatric changes from medical treatment including everyday medicines and anaesthetics
- The Patient Experience Library. A project that brings together the whole of the UK’s qualitative literature on patient experience
Complaints about care/the NHS