More Links

Just thought I’d put together a link of sites that I find useful.  I ran out of space on the front page.  They are predominantly UK based sites unless indicated otherwise!

Social Work – general

British Association of Social Workers

Care Quality Commission

Social Care Institute of Excellence (research)

GSCC General Social Care Council (England)

Community Care – best source of news/information on UK Social Work

CareSpace – Forum and Community site aimed at UK social workers and run by Community Care

Guardian Society – Social, Health and Community News from the Guardian

Barefoot Social Worker – Radical Social Work perspective

Mental Health

Black Mental Health UK

MDF The Bipolar Organisation

Combat Stress Ex-services Mental Health Service

Depression Alliance UK Charity for people with Depression

McMan’s Depression and Bipolar Site Useful site – aimed at users and carers but with lots of interesting information for all.

Hearing Voices Network

Stand to Reason – User led group fighting prejudice

Shift Challenges stigma and discrimination relating to mental health (Government funded)

MIND UK Mental Health Charity

Noel McDermott – Psychoanalyst – Blog and information

Pick’s Disease Support Group

Psychminded – Information source for those who work in psychology and mental health.

Rethink Charity supporting severe mental illness – previously National Schizophrenia Foundation

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Act Commission

MESOMOCO – Social Network for the Mental Health Community

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health Research and policy work

Together National Mental Health Charity

National Alliance on Mental Illness (US)

National Institute for Mental Health in England

Learning Disability

MENCAP National Learning Disabilities Charity

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities – a part of the Mental Health Foundation

National Learning Disabilities Library UK

Older People

AARP American Association of Retired People

Age UK

Alzheimer’s Society UK based information regarding all dementia (not just Alzheimer’s)

Alzheimer’s Association US site

Seniors Site US Blog/Site aimed at older people and their carers

Third Age US general site

Counsel and Care UK research and information/advice


Age UK Carer Resources

The Carer – Practical information for carers

Carers UK

Relatives and Residents Association

Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Social Policy

The King’s Fund


International Federation of Social Workers

Social Work World

The Social Work Cafe

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