Useful resources in mental health

Eastwood Bridges

Our primary care mental health services are supported by the Eastwood Bridges councilling service.  Your GP may decide you may benefit from a referral to this service but you can also refer yourself via the link below.

Eastwood bridges self referral

They have also produced a very useful leaflet which can be accessed via their website or via the link below.

eastwood bridges.docx

More information on this service is available via this link: Eastwood bridges

RAMH

RAMH is a charitable organisation who provide professional care and services to those affected by mental ill health; depression, self harm, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other conditions.

RAMH promotes recovery from mental ill health, and empowers people to build independent, fulfilled lives.

  • by providing immediate support in crisis situations
  • by supporting people in their own homes with individualised care and practical support
  • by providing counselling and social, therapeutic, creative and educational groups
  • by promoting self management and empowering individuals to achieve their potential
  • by supporting carers, family and friends through education and information
  • by raising awareness to break down the barriers, inequalities and stigma around mental health

http://ramh.org

Telephone FIRST crisis on: 0800 221 8929  or standard rate 0141 848 9090

Useful websites/helplines

Books

  • How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk.
  • How to talk so teens will listen & listen so teens will talk.
  • When your kids push your buttons and what you can do about it
  • Parenting a child who has intense emotions: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills to help your child regulate emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviours
  • Overcoming your child’s fears and worries: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Teenage depression - a CBT guide for Parents 

There is also a corresponding book for young people: Am I depressed and what can I do about it?

Phone apps

  • Stay alive (suicide prevention)
  • Calm harm (self harm)
  • Smiling mind – Mindfulness app
  • SAM: Self-help for Anxiety Management
  • Distract (self harm)
  • Mindshift (anxiety, sleep)
  • Headspace (meditation and mindfulness)
  • Calm (male suicide)
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