There are a huge number of mental health resources available online. Many of them are free, and many of them are high quality, but sometimes the biggest challenge can be finding what’s most useful and relevant to you. Please let me know what your favourites are, and what I should add to the list.
As well, you might find the following posts helpful:
- Mental health worksheets galore
- Online mental health workbooks
- Crisis resources for suicide prevention
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) resources from Russ Harris
Beat: A UK-based eating disorders charity
Beyond Blue: info and resources for a range of mental health conditions, plus safety planning for suicide prevention
The Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addictions has useful publications like the Antidepressant Skills Workbook, Antidepressant Skills at Work, and Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
Centre for Clinical Interventions – mental health info and worksheets
CBT Skills Training Workbook – for anxiety and depression
CREST.BD Quality of Life Tool – a research-based tool to evaluate quality of life for people with bipolar disorder
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – resources for people with depression and bipolar disorder, including peer support groups
DBT Peer Connections – a free online peer-led DBT skills course
Heads Up Guys: a depression resource for men
I’m Alive: online crisis chat
Moodjuice – self-help guides for common mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD) from NHS Forth Valley
My Soul Balm Legal Tool-kit: information and documentation templates to help you prepare for a future psychiatric hospitalization
National Self-Harm Network publications: The ‘hurt yourself less’ workbook and Cutting the risk: self-harm, self-care, & risk reduction
PositivePsychology.com: info on a variety of mental illnesses and psychology topics, as well as therapy resources
Psychology Tools – primarily CBT-based self-help worksheets
Recover Together by Google – a substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery resource
Recovery Star – a multi-pronged approach to wellness
Trails to wellness: CBT-based resources for depression and anxiety
Walk Along lets you track factors like mood, sleep, and exercise, and share messages with other users.
Fight stigma and share mental health stories
There are a lot of ways to share your work and read what others living with mental illness have to say. Here are a few of them. You can find more info on my posts Spreading your writing wings and Ways to share your story.
The Buddy Project You Are Not Alone campaign
Expand Your Mind
These resources aren’t about mental health, but learning new things is a great way to build new connections in your brain and improve your overall mental wellbeing.
- Where to go for insider knowledge on psychiatry: free continuing education resources in the field of psychiatry
- Let’s get synapsing: free courses available at high school and university-level, as well as general interest