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Mental Health

 

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.

MIND
The leading mental health charity for England and Wales

Internet Mental Health
Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/emotional_health/mental_health/
BBC – Emotional Health
An excellent site offering advice, information and useful links.


http://www.schizophrenia.com
Started in 1995, Schizophrenia.com is a leading non-profit web community dedicated to providing high quality information, support and education to the family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia.

http://www.1in4-forum.org
The   Mental Health Forum   has grown out of the 1 in 4 Forum, which was started by the Mental Health Foundation   in the UK in April 2003 and is now run by Radish Online Limited, a non-profit social enterprise.

Rethink
Rethink is a leading national mental health membership charity, working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

MDF
Established in 1983 MDF The BiPolar Organisation is a national user-led organisation and registered charity for people whose lives are affected by bipolar disorder.

http://www.depressionalliance.org
We work to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services.

The Samaritans
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

 

Counselling

 

www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Counselling Directory was set up as a free, confidential service to encourage those in distress to seek help. Visitors can read about different areas of distress, view useful articles written by counsellors and refine their search to find the most appropriate help.

 

Black and Minority Ethnic

 

http://www.100greatblackbritons.com/home.html
List of 100 Great Black Britons.

http://www.black-history-month.co.uk/
Black History Month (BHM) Afrikan History Month (AHM) is held every October in Britain, and February in USA and Canada.
The aims are to: Promote knowledge of the Black History, Cultural and Heritage; Disseminate information on positive Black contributions to British Society; Heighten the confidence and awareness of Black people to their cultural heritage.

http://www.BlackClassics.co.uk
Black Classical Musicians:   UK website and project promoting classical musicians of African and Caribbean origin within Europe with biographies, sheet music, downloads, events, and educational activities.

http://www.blackartists.org.uk/   
"In 2005   Black Arts Alliance   will be 20 years old! The longest surviving network of Black artists representing the arts and culture drawn from ancestral heritages of South Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean and, in more recent times, due to global conflict, our newly arrived compatriots known collectively as refugees."

http://www.blackwomenart.org.uk/   
Black Women in the Arts : "...was established in November 1995 by female artists with the aim of supporting and promoting the artistic endeavors of female artists from the African, and African-Caribbean communities. Black Women in the Arts recognizes that these groups locally and nationally can be isolated and under-represented within the creative industries."

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ccs/
Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick: "...the Centre concentrated its efforts and resources in producing research and scholarship on all aspects of the Caribbean - its history, societies, politics, culture, economics and societies."

http://www.black-history-month.co.uk/
"Events and workshops from this year's BHM... add information and articles of interest as we develop them. Please let us know ...what is happening in your neck of the woods"

http://www.movinghere.org.uk/
Moving Here - 200 years of migration to Britain 
Great Site - the ultimate database of digitised photographs, maps, objects, documents and audio items recording migration experiences of the past 200 years.

http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/
The Black Presence in Britain 
Provides information about black British history.

http://www.theimageofblack.com/
Images of black people in European Art. Evidence of another hidden history

 

Disability

 

DPAC - Disabled People Against Cuts
DPAC is about disabled people and their allies. DPAC is UK based but we know that disabled people in other countries are suffering from austerity cuts and a lack of fundamental rights. We welcome all to join us in fighting for justice and human rights for all disabled people.

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
Direct Gov
The Disability Discrimination Act is a piece of legislation that promotes civil rights for disabled people and protects disabled people from discrimination.

http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/
The UK's leading magazine and website for disabled people

Ouch! It’s a Disability Thing
The BBC’s Disability interest web site.

http://www.disabilityalliance.org
Disability Alliance is a national registered charity which works to relieve the poverty and improve the living standards of disabled people. Our eventual aim is to break the link between poverty and disability.

RADAR: the Disability Network
RADAR is the UK's largest disability campaigning organisation, with a membership of over 900 disability organisations and individual campaigners.

Carers UK
Carers UK is the voice of carers. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.

Regional Disability Network
We are a network for individual Disabled People, groups, and organisations of Disabled People living and working throughout the West Midlands.

Equality and Human Rights Commision
Our job is to promote equality and human rights, and to create a fairer Britain. We do this by providing advice and guidance, working to implement an effective legislative framework and raising awareness of your rights.

 

Homelessness

 

Shelter
Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.

Crisis
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

Homeless Link
Homeless Link is the only national charity supporting people and organisations working directly with homeless people in England. We represent homelessness organisations among local, regional and national government. 

 

In Prison & Prisoners’ Families

 

Prisoners families helpline: 0808 808 2003 (freephone) or visit 
www.prisonersfamilieshelpline.org.uk

Provides information for families and friends of prisoners.

Action for prisoners' families
helpline 0808 808 2003 or visit www.actionpf.org.uk
Provides information about support services for prisoners' families and raises awareness of relevant issues surrounding prisoners families.

NACRO resettlement plus helpline
0800 0181 259 (freephone) or email helpline@nacro.org.uk
Provides information for prisoners who have been released from prison.

 

LGBTQ

 

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History Month UK
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History Month UK: information, news, resources, calendar of events.

LGBT Consortium
We are a national membership organisation focusing on the development and support of LGBT groups and projects; so they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.

LGBT Labour
The Labour Campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Rights is a socialist society affiliated to the Labour Party. Members include trade unionists and members of the Labour Party.

Queer Theory
QueerTheory.com provides you with the best online resources integrated with the best visual and textual resources in Queer Culture, Queer Theory, Queer Studies, Gender Studies and related fields.

Queers United
The activist blog uniting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual community & Allies in the fight for equality.

Queer Arts Resource
Since 1996 we've produced over 50 exhibitions that suggest the range, depth, and importance of queer artistic expression.

Stonewall
Stonewall is renowned for its campaigning and lobbying.  Some major successes include helping achieve the equalisation of the age of consent, lifting the ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the military, securing legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt and the repeal of Section 28.

The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP)
The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) was first launched in November 2003 in an effort to preserve queer zines and make them available to other queers, researchers, historians, punks, and anyone else who has an interest DIY publishing and underground queer communities.

Susan's Place Transgender Resources for Transsexual/ Transgender ...
A support resource for transsexuals and the transgender community. A wealth of information, articles, links, site ratings & reviews, message boards, chat, ...

Transgender Zone
Free advice from the UK's leading Transgender Agony Team

 

Drugs and Addiction

 

FRANK
A to Z list of substances explains appearance and use, effects, chances of getting hooked, health risks and UK law. Includes information on peer pressure etc.

Erowid
Erowid is an online library containing tens of thousands of pages of information about psychoactive drugs, plants, and chemicals,

Action on Addiction
You are not alone. We can provide you with practical advice and support that will help you cope with the fear, confusion, guilt, uncertainty and exhaustion that is part of living with a drug, alcohol or other addiction problem.

Neurosoup's Self-Help Addiction Centre 
The self screening test and the associated informational pages do not provide a diagnosis of drug abuse, drug dependence, or any other coexisting medical condition. The information provided here cannot substitute for a full evaluation by a certified substance abuse counselor, doctor, or drug rehab facility. It should only be used as a guide to understanding your alcohol and drug use.

Cranstoun Drug Services 
Cranstoun aims to be the first choice agency in the UK for people with drug and alcohol problems

Alcoholics Anonymous Great Britain
Maintained by the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous (Great Britain) Ltd.

Narcotics Anonymous website for England, Scotland & Wales
This website contains information about Narcotics Anonymous, including meetings listing for England, Scotland & Wales

Benzodiazepine Addiction, Withdrawal & Recovery
This web site is dedicated to sufferers of iatrogenic benzodiazepine tranquilliser addiction everywhere. Launched on July 6, 2000 with a dozen pages this site now has more than 1170 pages of articles and information, expert medical documents, news stories and personal accounts.

Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Eating Disorder ...
www.recovery.org.uk 
A UK website about alcohol abuse, drug abuse, drug addiction and eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating.

Drinkaware
Drinkaware aims to change the UK’s drinking habits for the better. We promote responsible drinking and find innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm.

The Alliance
The Alliance is a user led organisation which provides advocacy, training and helpline services to those currently in drug or alcohol treatment, those who have accessed treatment in the past and those who may access treatment in the future.

 

Politics

 

League for the Fifth International
The League for the Fifth International is a revolutionary organisation. Our goal is to build a world party of socialist revolution, fighting across the world for an end to capitalism and for socialism.

Socialist Party (England and Wales)
Features socialist news and socialist policies, with Marxist analysis, socialist campaigns, anti-war campaigns, support for workers' struggles

Workers Power
Workers Power is a revolutionary communist organisation.

The Socialist Party of Great Britain
The Socialist Party is like no other political party in Britain. It is made up of people who have joined together because we want to get rid of the profit system and establish real socialism.

Z Comunications
The Spirit of Resistance Lives! 
Z Communications is the name for the overarching institution composed of all Z Operations and Projects.

Stop the War Coalition
The Stop the War Coalition was formed on September 21st, 2001 at a public meeting of over 2000 people in London.

Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Britain - Socialism, Working class, trade unions. Britain's problems today reflect the general problems of world imperialism, and at the same time exhibit specific features arising from Britain's parasitic colonial past.

The Anarchist Federation
The Anarchist Federation is a UK based organisation of class struggle anarchists working for a revolutionary change to destroy capitalism and create a free and equal society.

SchNews
SchNEWS was born in a squatted Courthouse in Brighton in 1994 as part of Justice? - Brighton's campaign against the Criminal Justice Act. A few bright sparks decided to start reading out the news. Some of those bright sparks then decided to put some of it on paper - nearly ten years later and we're still printing!

 

Counterculture & Arts

 

Arthurmag.com
Homegrown Counterculture 
Arthur's editorial mission, at least at its inception, was to give writers the freedom to write about what they wanted, in the way that they wanted to, at the time that they wanted, and at the length they wanted, in a magazine that would reach an audience they wanted to reach.

Creepmachine.com
The Creep Machine is a blog dedicated to contemporary art. Alternative, underground, outsider, lowbrow or pop surrealism art, whatever you feel like calling it, it’s about art seen in a variety of mediums. The Creep Machine is solely run by myself, Joshua G. I graduated a year or so ago with a degree in Art History, and now am enjoying going to as many art shows as I can, and working on new art projects.

efestivals.co.uk
eFestivals is the only major festivals website that came about from a true love of festivals, and we hope that our love of festivals shines on through. No other UK-based festivals website is more read, or has more visitors than eFestivals...

communityartsworkshop.org
Community Arts Workshop (CAW) was incorporated in 1999 as a ‘not for profit’ company dedicated to providing ‘affordable and accessible arts opportunities for all’. Over the years we have become more and more dedicated to prioritising the needs of the most disadvantaged and excluded groups in our community i.e. people coping with ‘learning disabilities’ and with mental distress or ‘mental health problems’.

NOTE: ⁄September2014⁄ The Organisation CAW is not currently up & running, but their website shows a lot of archived material.