Those of you who attended the LMNH talk will have probably picked up a handout I put together with some links, Twitter accounts, blog posts, and more than I thought would be useful. I’ll stick more up here too very shortly. If you’ve got ones you’d like to add to the list drop me a line!
- @Opiumia – me. I mainly retweet useful stuff at the moment but you get a lot of other random stuff too, including quite a few otters.
- @MentalHealthCop – Michael Brown gives great insight into policing and MH, and how lack of funding and resources can impact the work of the police.
- @Home_Halfway – mental health stuff, also funny stuff. Strikes me as a lovely guy.
- @TechnicallyRon – author of The Anxiety Survival Guide
Charities and orgs
- @MindCharity – ‘national’ Mind, the campaigning centre. There are dozens of local Mind branches around the country who deliver local support services
- @BlurtAlerts – The Blurt Foundation, started by @JayneHardy_ , is fab. I really love the tone of their tweets. Also, check out their Buddy Boxes. The main website is full of lots of useful info
- @rcpsych – Royal College of Psychiatrists. Lots of excellent resources and health advice
- @Mental_Elf – Evidence-based research
- @MHAW_UK – Great source for MH/wellbeing at work, advice for workplaces. Also deliver MH training programmes
- Also: @MHChat @TheMightySite @TimetoChange @mentalheath @RefugeMH
Blogs, interviews, articles, etc.
Just a handful listed here. Plenty more come up if you google ‘cycling and depression’ ‘mental health in sport’ or similar.
TotalWomensCycling – my piece on cycling and depression
Cycling Weekly – Cycling Weekly piece with Greame Obree
Guardian – Charles Graham-Dixon personal story
Cycling Tips – general article on high profile cyclists who have experienced mh issues
Hyperbole and a Half – Adventures in Depression – Non-cycling, awesome blog by Allie Brosh. Maybe familiar to many of you already
Your GP. Not sure you’re getting what you need from one doc? You can change. In my experience, you rarely get the same doc each time to visit the surgery.
Think CBT might be useful? Contact your local IAPT team (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies). You should be able to self-refer if you don’t want to go via your GP.
If you’ve accessed psychological therapy via IAPT services in your area, there is a chance you can sign up for local Recovery College courses. Depends on what is available in your local borough.
***In crisis? Contact the Samaritans free on 116 123 or go to your local A&E***