BIG in Poetry: Experiences in Mental Health

Useful Information

Other Support & Websites

Other Local Support
Bury Advocacy Hub
Telephone: 0161 933 2623
Citizens Advice Bury
Adviceline: 0300 330 9072
Creative Living Centre
Telephone: 0161 696 7501


Local branch: 0161 764 0055 (local call charges apply)
Free phone: 116 123
For those between ages 14 and 25
Telephone: 0161 253 6476
Women of Worth
Telephone: 07398 755 189
Bury Carers Centre
Telephone: 0161 763 4867


Benefits & Work

Independent and accurate information about how to claim and keep your benefits is vitally important.

Benefits and Work, was launched in 2002 to provide just such information.

Bipolar Uk
Campaign against living miserably
Centre for Clinical Interventions
Clinical Knowledge Summaries NHS   or     Type in google “CKS NHS

  • Click on the left hand column “mental health
Critical Psychiatry

The CPN is a network primarily for psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees and medical students with an interest in psychiatry.

Get Self Help

CBT self help and therapy resources.

Hearing Voices

For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions.

Mental Health Foundation
Map of Medicine  or  Type into google: “map of medicine

At the middle of the page on the right hand side click on the pink link that says: “Access the Map now”

Click on the left box “Browse care maps by area”

Click on the option “Mental Health”

Follow the link that is of your interest e.g. anxiety disorders

Once you have reached your desired topic click on the i (information button)

From this website you can find information on:

  • Initial assessment (what doctors should ask you, what doctors should do, see if you are getting the right care)
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Risk assessment
  • Criteria
Mood Tracker   or  Type into google “mood tracker”

This website is good for depression and bi polar to track moods.

  • This has a “mood chart”
  • Has alert switches that will remind you to take medication and to fill a mood chart.
  • The website also has a section for “caregivers” to tell the carer if there are any risk signs etc.
NHS Decision Aid   or   Type into google: “NHS decision aid

Click on “check your symptoms” . Here you will find help to make a decision regarding treatmnet

NICE Guidelines    or    Type in google “NICE  guidelines

  • This stands for National Institute for Clinical Excellence and explains policies of how patients should be treated

Patient   or     Type in google “

  • This website will provide information on medication and its side effects.

A community of people of good will, supporting mental health recovery and well being.


Rethink Mental Illness help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Scottish Recovery

SRN is a non-profit organisation working in Scotland and beyond. Our aim is to promote and support recovery from mental health problems. We act as a catalyst for change by sharing ideas and practice, improving outcomes at all levels.