I’ve had many discussions on the topic of mental health, too many to count. However, the one thing that always comes up is that so many people just seem to be completely uneducated on anything to do with mental health. So today, I have a list for you, and everybody you know, of some of the best websites on the topic. Most of these are mental health charities but there is nobody better to tell you about it!
The first one should be obvious coming from me, seeing as I go on about this campaign a lot! The first link is to the Time to Change website homepage. The second link has some great statistics and also a myth busting section. And last but not least, there is nobody better to learn about mental health from than those you have had problems with it in the past. Some of the blog posts on the Time to Change blog are amazing and really do hit the nail on the head.
The Mental Health Foundation and Mind both have A-Zs of mental health and I learnt a lot from both of these, easy to navigate, very concise, so there really is no excuse not to know about something like depression when you can read about it in 5 minutes.
The NHS, I’ve heard multiple times how they have failed to help people with mental health problems in real times of need, however, their website is very informative about mental health conditions. It’s also got information on services near you and some pretty good tips on how to stay mentally healthy, yes that is a thing!
Finally, I’ve included Beat’s website because eating disorders are often overlooked as a mental health problem. They’re very common, more common than you might think and this website is probably the most informative that I’ve found on all of the different conditions.
All of these websites are quick, easy and simple to navigate and very concise which is exactly why I’ve put them on here. I think that almost everybody would learn something by clicking on just one of these links and spending 5 minutes reading, I know I certainly do every time I look.