Helpful Links

Helpful Links

We have put together a list of organisations and registered charities that provide support and advice to people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and autism.  

Asperger's Syndrome Foundation- The Asperger's Syndrome foundation is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger's Syndrome. 

Autism Awareness- The Autism Awareness website was launched as part of Autism Awareness Year 2002 (AAY). It's aim is to be somewhere people go to share ideas and information. 

Autism Eye- A quarterly magazine for parents and carers of children with autism. 

Autism Research Centre- The mission of the Autism Research Centre is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and interventions.

Beat- Provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders

BPDWORLD- Provides advice, information and support to those affected by Borderline Personality Disorder

British Institute of Learning Disabilities - Committed to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities

Care Quality Commission (UK)

Challenging Behaviour Foundation- Making a difference to the lives of people with severe learning disabilities

Community Care - Source of information for anyone in social care

Compare All Care- A search , rate, compare and recommend website of all private health and social care providers in the UK

Counselling Directory-  A comprehensive database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists with information on their training and experience

Depression Alliance- Help and information about depression

Disabilities Trust- The Disabilities Trust was founded in 1979 to provide an imaginative new concept of personal care and specialist housing for people with special needs

Enable Magazine- An award-nominated disability lifestyle magazine

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities - Part of the Mental Health Foundation the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities promotes quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities

Guardian Mental Health- Mental Health care news from the Guardian newspaper

Headway Grimsby - Support for people with acquired brain injury

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

HafalWales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers. Covering all areas of Wales, Hafal is an organisation managed by the people Hafal support- individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness 

Inspirational Autism TrainingJohn Simpson is a trainer and speaker who has Asperger Syndrome. John delivers presentations at conferences, seminars and groups to change people's beliefs, expectations and approaches to autism spectrum conditions. John spoke at the Lighthouse Healthcare Autism Conference in 2012.

Kaleidoscope Project - Providing drug and alcohol support to children and young people in Powys

Laing Buisson - Round up of healthcare market news

Learning Disability Today- Useful resource for current news relating to learning disability

Life Beyond Labels - Supportive web based resource, utilising social media to help all those with Aspergers

Mencap - Leading UK charity for people with learning disability and their families

Mental Health Foundation - Information about managing your mental health

Mental Health Practice - Journal for Nurse and Mental Health Care Professionals

Mental Health Today - Useful resource for current news relating to mental health

Mercia Asperger Support Team (MAST) - Support for people living with Aspergers either as a couple or a couple with a child having Aspergers

Mind - Helping people to take control over their mental health

National Autistic Society - Leading charity for people with Autism and Aspergers and their families

NICE- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is a non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom, serving both the English NHS and the Welsh NHS

No Panic- Offers support for sufferers of Panic Attacks, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD Action- Useful source of information and support for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Personality Disorder- Provides information, resources and learning opportunities on Personality Disorder

Ponthafren - Local outreach centre in Powys promoting positive mental health

Powys Mental Health - Local information and development service for mental health in Powys

Rethink Mental Illness- A charity supporting people with mental illness

SANE- Aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness

Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society - an Autism awareness site for adults in Staffordshire

Time to Change- Time to Change is England's biggest ever attempt to end the stigma and discrimination that faces people with mental health problems

Time to Change Wales- Time to Change Wales is the biggest ever attempt in Wales to end stigma and discrimination that faces people with mental health problems 


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