Mental Health

BMJ Specialty: Psychiatry

Cochrane Library: Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group / Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group / Drugs and Alcohol Group / Schizophrenia Group

eMedicine Psychiatry Articles

Medline Plus Mental Health & Behaviour

Mental Elf - blog discussing summaries of the latest research, policy and guidance

Mental Health Observatory - collates & publishes data, provides information and advice

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) - supports the development of NICE guidelines, includes information on guidelines and published research

National Centre for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - select PILOTS Database for the index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress (US Based)

PsychNet UK – information portal for mental health professionals

Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving Physical and Mental Health Resources - range of resources collected by the RCPsych

British Psychological Society - details of the society's publications and activities

Faculty of Public Health - see the Better Mental Health for All section for range of evidence-based material to support professionals

Institute of Psychiatry

Royal College of Psychiatrists - information, research and publications for psychiatrists

Mental health historic time line - extensive information about the history of mental health and the treatment of mental illness, provided by Andrew Roberts of Middlesex University

Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD Online - online learning resource for mental health professionals; podcasts and training modules available

Royal College of Psychiatrists Publications

Royal College of Psychiatrists Professional Standards

Social Care Institute for Excellence e-learning Resources - includes modules relating to mental health

Psychological Testing Centre - promotes and maintains standards in psychological testing. Website has useful glossary of terms, test reviews and database of registered tests.

Depression Alliance - UK charity providing help for people with depression. Information on medical treatments and self help.

Mental Health Foundation - comprehensive website on mental health in the UK.

Mind - leading mental health charity for England and Wales. Contains directory of local support centres. The site offers a wide selection of foreign language patient information, guidance on money issues, as well as legal fact sheets and briefings on the Mental Health Act and civil right guidance.

Rethink UK - National Schizophrenia Fellowship website.

SANE - UK Charity dedicated to raising awareness about mental illness, improving services and undertaking research. Leaflets and links to further resources are available.

Try searching for the following subjects:

  • Mental Health
  • Mental Illness
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry