Useful links and resources

Whether you have mental-ill health or care for someone who does, the following useful links on personal recovery and national papers may help you.

Personal recovery

IAPT resources -
Surrey and Borders Partership provide services to people who have mild to moderate mental ill-health through our Mind Matters IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service.

Choice and Medication - 
This website is for people  who use our services, carers and health professionals and has information on common mental illnesses, medication and side effects.

Rethink -
Rethink are a charity who provide support to everyone affected by mental illness, giving clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB offer practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics including debt, housing, employment and welfare benefits.

The Welcome
The Welcome Project focuses on people who have mental ill-health but is open to everyone aged between 18 and 65, lives in Guildford, Waverley or Surrey Heath and would like to better their wellbeing. They work closely with Oakleaf and Guildford Action - both long standing charities based in Surrey. The Welcome Project provide counselling, social inclusion activities and support with employment. They also training in upholstery, horticulture and IT.

The Richmond
A specialist provider of mental health services for housing, care and employment. Their mission is to encourage, support and challenge people with mental ill-health on their recovery journey.

Get Self
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help with mental ill-health. Get Self Help offers CBT self-help information and resources, including therapy worksheets.

Mental Health Recovery -
A website with lots of information on Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and links to recovery resources. 

National papers

No Health Without Mental Health - Written in 2011, this strategy paper set out the Government's ambition to mainstream mental health and bring parity of esteem between services for people with mental and physical health problems.

Work, Recovery and Inclusion - This report sets out the Government's high level vision and series of commitments to support people in contact with secondary mental health services into work.