The articles below were written by members of our forum. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask on the forum. You’re almost guaranteed to get an answer within hours!
Anxiety and Our Inner Critical Voice
Have you ever found yourself become distressed and anxious by your inner critic? If so, this article presents five useful strategies to prevent your critical inner voice from taking over.
Bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) is characterised by periods of unusually high and low levels of mood, energy and activity. Find out more about bipolar disorder and where you can get more help and information.
Bipolar Disorder – A Personal Experience
Written by one of our forum staff members, this article explores what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder, and what treatments are available.
Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs
Many visitors to our forum are asking for information about coming off psychiatric drugs. We have put together a list of some excellent resources, including the comprehensive Coming Off website.
Compassion-Focused Therapy for You and Your Voices
Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) has become increasingly popular in helping voice-hearers. Find out what CFT is, how it works, and how it differs from traditional psychiatric approaches!
Have you ever wondered how to best support a person with dementia? This article, written by a former Senior Nursing Sister for elderly people with complex needs, provides some great tips and insights!
Depression is often referred to as “the common cold of mental disorders” because it is so prevalent. This article explains the symptoms of depression and what you can do if you think you are depressed.
This page contains some basic information about visual and auditory hallucinations and other unusual sensory perceptions. It touches on the question of why people hear voices and whether recovery is possible.
When it comes to hearing voices, there are similar patterns that can be seen regarding the overall themes and patterns of behaviour of the voices. Find out more about different types of voices and how to live with them.
Hearing Voices – My Journey
This personal account of hearing voices from one of our forum members describes their experiences with mental health services, different treatments, and what they have learned along the way.
Mental Health Services in the UK
Written by Dr Andy Montgomery, a psychiatrist who has worked in the NHS since 1991, this article explains how to navigate your way through the British Mental Health Services and access NHS mental health care.
One of our forum staff members describes her experience with learning mindfulness and shares a useful mindfulness exercise.
Parenting With a Mental Illness
Having a mental illness doesn’t mean you can’t be a good parent. This short guide to being a parent with a mental illness provides some great tips and places where you can turn to for even more support.
Psychosis and the Older Person
This article is for anyone who needs more knowledge in order to challenge or just talk to professionals on behalf of their older relative or friend with psychosis.
PTSD – A Personal Experience
Rosi Reed, whose son Nico died unexpectedly in a supported living home, describes her personal experience with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Schizophrenia – A Personal View
There are many ways to view schizophrenia and each person has a highly individual way to perceive what it means for them. Here are the views of one a person who has contributed to our forum.
Are you considering ending your life? Written by someone with personal experience of suicidal thoughts, this article provides lots of ideas on how to deal with a suicidal crisis.
Work: Returning to Work
A guide to looking after your mental health at work, taking time off work, and getting back to work after stress, anxiety, depression, or another mental health issue.
Work: Returning to Work – A Guide for Managers
Dr Joanna Yarker and Rebecca Peters share six simple steps to support your employees’ return to work following mental health-related sickness absence.