Resources

Please find below resources listed alphabetically within each category.

Addiction

Addiction Group (USA Resource)
An informational web guide created for people struggling with substance use disorders, alcohol use disorders, and co-occurring mental health disorders can be found here.

Alocohol Rehab Help
An informational web guide created for people struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders. The guide can be accessed here.

Alcohol Demotivator
Aan interactive online tool that helps users manage alcohol consumption. This can be found here.

Veteran Alcohol & Drug Rehab: A New Approach Treating Military Trauma & Addiction
A specialized military program for veterans experiencing addiction can be found here.

Dementia and Old Age

Driving and Dementia: The Essential Guide for Seniors
This guide looks at the legal requirements for driving and how health can affect your ability behind the wheel.

Depression

Diagnosing depression
A brief guide with information about depression and mental health can be found here.

Postpartum Depression – Guide (Maryville University)
A brief introductory guide to postpartum depression can be found here.

Women and Depression
A resource with information about how depression affects women can be found here.

Education and Training

FutureLearn – Psychology and Mental Health Courses
FutureLearn offers courses from medical schools and healthcare organisations to help people get mental health training or explore the science and psychology behind human development with our online mental health and psychology courses. For more information, click here.

Psychology Degrees
A resource for finding an accredited psychology degree can be found here.

Social Work Degrees
A resource for finding a degree in social work can be found here.

Finance and Business

Practical Financial Skills to Manage Money
A guide offering practical skills to manage money can be found here.

Remote working: A practical safety guide for businesses
A guide on remote working for businesses can be found here.

Supporting the mental health of veterans
A guide on mental health, housing and finance for veterans can be found here.

General Health and Mental Wellbeing

Apps
A number of mental health apps have been developed which can contribute positively to your general health and wellbeing. For more information, click the links below.
Daylight 
Happify
Headspace
I am – Positive Affirmations
Moodpath
Quit Anger

Gardening for Health
A comprehensive guide that discusses why gardening is excellent for general health and wellbeing. The guide covers the physical and mental health benefits, as well as practical gardening tips and advice, and can be found here.

Can flowers benefit your brain?
Llearn about flower psychology and how they can have a positive impact on your brain in this article.

Guide to training an emotional support dog
Everything you need to know about training, living, and traveling with an Emotional Support Animal. This fully accessible guide can be found here.

Head Held High: interactive and motivational workshops and programmes for young people and vulnerable adults
Head Held High is a social enterprise founded in 2013 which has run over 60 programmes working with young people at risk of exclusion, care leavers, long term unemployed, lone parents, and ex-offenders. For more information, click here.

Living Abroad: Mental Health Resources for UK Citizens Living in the USA
UK citizens living in America can face unique challenges that strain one’s mental well-being. Here are some resources which might be helpful.

Parents’ guide to keeping children safe online
Find out more about the different types of apps, the warning signs of problematic internet use, and how to keep children and teenagers safe online here.

Remote Working and Mental Health
A guide to looking after your mental health while remote working and career planning can be found here.

Understanding the Male Menopause and Mental Health
From spotting the early signs, to finding out what you can do to alleviate the symptoms, this guide will give you information to understand the male menopause and its effect on mental health.

Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use
A guide to screen addictions and responsible digital use can be found here.

What Works Wellbeing
An independent collaborating centre that develops and shares robust and accessible wellbeing evidence to improve decision making that is used by:
> Governments – national, local, and the wider public sector
> Businesses – large, small and multi national, professional bodies
> Civil society – charities, social enterprises and community groups
Learn more here.

PTSD

What is PTSD?
A guide explaining PTSD can be found here.

Will PTSD Disqualify Me From Employment?
A resource with information regarding PTSD and employment can be found here.

Resources for parishes, priests, and communities

Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing – The Sussex Model
A Sussex wide programme of information, resources and training sessions for churches and communities enabling effective support for those with mental health and wellbeing concerns.
Download: Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing – Sussex Model Information

broom tree
broom tree is a network of Christians serving adults with mental health conditions and their families. For more information visit the broom tree Facebook pageor download the following leaflets:
Broom Tree – Mind and Spirit Matters Leaflet
Broom Tree – Creating Friendly Places Leaflet
Broom Tree CHIME Groups – General Information Leaflet

Care and Share Wellbeing Spaces
Are you searching for a proven approach that brings church and community together? Could you help to reduce the growing social problems of isolation and loneliness that impact well being?
Care and Share Well Being spaces have been running in two Darlington churches for over five years. They are flexible opportunities for people to share the same space for a couple of hours or less. Download the Care and Share Church Flyer. For more information contact: Brian Robinson – 01325 360449 or 01325 552322 or visit the Care and Share Facebook page.

General Guidelines for Facilitators of Mental Health Support Groups
For many people joining a group of any description can be a daunting experience therefore
the initial welcome they receive is crucial. Everyone, whatever their reason for attending the
group must feel accepted and welcomed and the facilitator will set the tone for this
atmosphere of welcome.
Download: General Guidelines for Facilitators of Mental Health Support Groups

Psychological care during qurantine in religious and priestly life 
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Team of Religious and Priestly Life of the Clinical Unit of Psychology (UNINPSI) of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas offers a simple guide with some indications for the psychological care of the religious communities and the priestly life.
Download: Guidlines for Psychological Care During Quarantine in Religious and Priestly Life

Redhill Methodist Church – Thursday Club: Mental Health Support
The Thursday Club offers a safe place for people who suffer depression and are looking for friendship and encouragement. For more information, click here.

St Augustine’s Church, Tunbridge Wells – Parish Welfare 
The parish employs a part-time Welfare Team who work in the name of the parish to bring practical help and support to the needy people of the town. The welfare team help support the elderly, the disabled, housebound families, people recently released from prison, hospital or psychiatric care and those who simply find it difficult to meet the requirements of the twenty first century. For more information, click here.

St Dymphna Befriending Group
The St Dymphna’s Befriending Group was set up in 2011.  The initial aim was to offer friendship to those in the Parish with mental health issues or their carers.  Since then the group has evolved and widened their scope to support anyone experiencing stress, for whatever reasons or those who simply need some company to combat loneliness.  If you feel that you need help you, or would like to volunteer as a befriender, please get in touch by emailing via this link or leaving a message on the dedicated phone number 07543 878574.

Third Thursday Time – Holy Cross, Catford
TTT is a monthly drop-in café at Hartley Hall with activities aimed at improving mental wellbeing for all. It started in 2018, following a Parish survey which identified need locally. Between 5.30 and 8.30 the café serves drinks and snacks, and there are activities and a quiet space where people can reflect, on their own or in company, available every month. People stay as long as they want to, and can join in activities if they choose. It is run with a Christian ethos, but is open to everyone – people of any faith or none. For more information click here.

Towards a Culture of Safeguarding
The Church has a responsibility to ensure all those who undertake work in the name of the Church
are adequately trained in safeguarding matters. This leaflet provides information about a safeguarding e-learning programme for parishes.
Download: Towards a Culture of Safeguarding E-learning programme

Resources for Mental Health Carers and Professionals

Caring for Carers – A Place for Carers to Relax
Run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary at Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, North Wales.
A space for rest, relaxation and solace for people who care for the sick or disabled, with opportunities to reflect on your work in a relaxing setting. For more information, visit the Noddfa website here or email noddfapen@aol.com.

Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership
The Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership is a collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy aimed at fostering a dialogue between two fields, reducing stigma, and accounting for medical and spiritual dimensions as people seek care. For more information, click here.

Nurse Burnout: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention
Clinical nurses are constantly in a stressful fast-paced work environment. During times like this, Nurse Burnout has created even more of a risk among healthcare professionals. To prevent this from happening. healthcare professionals need to take extra precautions for their physical and mental health. To learn more about Nurse Burnout and how you can prevent it from happening to you or a loved one, continue reading here.

Psychology Tools 
A library of resources for psychologists, counsellors, therapists, social workers and clinicians can be found here.

Sleep

How sleep impacts mental health
A guide on the relationship between sleep and mental health can be found here.

Managing insomnia
A guide to learning about and managing insomnia can be found here.

The Link Between Sleep and Depression
Learn about the complex relationship between sleep deprivation and depression here.

Spiritual Health and Wellbeing

‘Please Pray For Me’: The Significance of Prayer for Mental and Emotional Well Being
Why do people need/desire to pray and be prayed for? And what are the effects – desired and actual – of this (human and) sacred process?
Download: ‘Please Pray for Me’ A Theology Paper by Julia Head

Prayers for Mental Health
Two prayers to bring to God our intentions for those with mental health needs, their families and carers can be found here.

Pray as you Go
This is an Ignatian resource designed to support you each day through prayer reflections that help you become more aware of God’s presence in your life, listen to God’s word and grow in your relationship with God. For more information, click here.

Taizé
Taizé chants are well-known for being a way to meditate and find space to be with God. On their website they have a section where you can select any Taizé song and you can read, sing and play the music. For more information, click here.

Catholic Children’s Society – Meditation with Young People
The Catholic Children’s Society have resources to use including a series of video resources named ‘Meditation with Children and Young People’ in collaboration with the World Community for Christian Meditation. For more information, click here.

Spiritual Health and Wellbeing during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Pray as you Stay
A project run by ‘Pray as you Go’ that offers reflections and support during this time of coronavirus and self-isolation. For more information, click here.

Pathways to God – Examen during lockdown
Pathways to God have created an examen for the family during the time of lockdown. For more information, click here.

Alone Together
Inspired by the lives of Benedictine religious, this resource offers support and advice on how to cope with this time of isolation. For more information, click here.

Faith in Isolation
Faith in Isolation is a platform created to spiritually nourish those isolated from their faith practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

Students and parents

Supporting students with mental health issues
A guide on supporting students can be found here.

Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
This guide features what children do online, the threat of online strangers and how to ensure a healthy balance between Internet use, your children’s online privacy, digital security, and more on online safety to mention.