Adult Mental Health and Learning Disability
Organisations that can offer information and support to those affected by mental health conditions
0121 415 6960
This is a national charity committed to improving the quality of life for people in the UK with a learning disability. They achieve this by influencing policy-makers and other decision-makers, encouraging good practice among practitioners and helping people with a learning disability take charge of their own lives.
0300 666 0126
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation exists to demonstrate that individuals with severe learning disabilities who are described as having challenging behaviour can enjoy normal life opportunities when their behaviour is properly understood and they receive individualised support. The foundation supports families, professionals and others through education, information, research and partnership working.
0300 020 0101
This Scottish charity was founded by parents of children with learning disabilities. They work to make life better for people who have learning disabilities and their families by campaigning to end discrimination and by providing support to those looking for employment.
0808 800 0082
This commission is a good source for expert information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues and the applicable law.
This website provides helpful information for disabled people and their carers on a range of topics such as benefits and financial help, disability equipment and transport and disability rights.
0207 803 1100
This is part of the Mental Health Foundation charity and is a charity that works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities for people with learning disabilities and their families. They provide information, carry out research and work to improve services.
0333 270 0567
Mencap is an individual membership organisation for people in England, Northern Ireland and Wales with learning disabilities. They provide practical support and advice for people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
0207 803 1100
This is a UK charity that provides information, carries out research campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems.
0191 516 3500
Mental Health Matters is a national charity which provides services for people with mental health needs. They also support people with learning disabilities, drug and alcohol and other problems.
0800 313 8777
This is an independent organisation working to safeguard the rights and welfare of people with a mental illness, learning disability or other mental disorder.
0300 123 3393
MIND is the mental health charity for England and Wales that helps people take control of their mental health. They provide information to help promote understanding of mental health and campaign to create a society that promotes good mental health for all.
If you live in Scotland, you might want to contact the Scottish Association for Mental Health – www.samh.org.uk
0808 800 4104
This is a UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger’s syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and services.
An information website from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
0845 390 6232
This is a national charity providing help for children and adults who are affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). They provide support and information and work to raise awareness of the disorder.
0333 212 7890
This is a national charity run by people with lived experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The provide support and campaign for improved access to services and treatment.
A website that provides good quality information about health and disease.
0121 522 7007
Rethink is a national charity which works to help people affected by severe mental illness to lead a better quality of life. They provide services, support groups and information on mental health problems.
0300 304 7000
SANE is a national charity for people with a mental illness. They provide care and support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers. They initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illnesses and they raise awareness and combat stigma through education and campaigning.
0303 123 7013
Speak Up provide advocacy services and resources for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and physical disabilities.
0207 780 7300
This is a national charity working alongside people with mental health issues. They provide a range of services including accommodation, day and community services, advocacy and they also work in courts and probation services.