Sources of help for patients, family, friends and carers
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
NHS Choices: depressionhttp://www.nhs.uk/conditions/depression
NHS Choices: suicidehttp://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide
Royal College of Psychiatrists: Depressionhttp://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfoforall/problems/depression.aspx
Mind: how to cope with suicidal feelingshttp://www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/suicidal_feelings
Beyond Blue: depressionhttp://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=89
A website which explored themes around depression, with illustrative interviews http://www.healthtalkonline.org/mental_health/Depression
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
A website which offers support for distressed people, especially young men http://www.thecalmzone.net/what-is-calm/
Support for young people with suicidal thoughts http://www.papyrus-uk.org/support/for-you
Bereavement by suicide
Help is at hand
A resource for people bereaved by suicide and other sudden, traumatic death. Can be downloaded from: http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/@ps/documents/digitalasset/dh_116064.pdf
Healthtalkonline: bereavement due to suicide
A website which explores themes around bereavement, with illustrative interviews with bereaved people http://www.healthtalkonline.org/Dying_and_bereavement/Bereavement_due_to_suicide
- Gilbert, P. (2009). Overcoming depression: A guide to recovery with a complete self-help programme. London: Robinson.
- Veale, D., & Willson, R. (2007). Manage your mood: How to use behavioural activation techniques to overcome depression. London: Robinson.
- Westbrook, D. (2005). Managing depression. Oxford: OCTC Warneford Hospital.
- Williams, J. M. G. (2007). The mindful way through depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. New York: Guilford Press.
- Butler, G., & Hope, R. A. (1995). Managing your mind: The mental fitness guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Information for professionals
NICE guidance on management of depression
Depression: the NICE guideline on the treatment and management of depression in adults (updated edition)http://www.nice.org.uk/CG90
Depression in children and young people: identification and management in primary, community and secondary carehttp://www.nice.org.uk/CG28
Practical guidance for professionals
Mind: Supporting people with depression and anxiety.
A guide for practice nurses http://www.mind.org.uk/assets/0001/4765/MIND_ProCEED_Training_Pack.pdf
National suicide prevention strategies
Preventing suicide in England: a cross- government outcomes strategy to save lives (2012)http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Liveconsultations/DH_128065
Talk to me: A national action plan to reduce suicide and self harm in Wales 2008-2013http://www.wales.gov.uk/splash?orig=/consultations/healthsocialcare/talktome
Choose life: National strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotlandhttp://www.chooselife.net/
Protect Life: a shared vision. The Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan (2012- March 2014)http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/phnisuicidepreventionstrategy_action_plan-3.pdf
Reach out: Irish National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention 2005-2014http://www.nosp.ie/reach_out.pdf
NICE guidance on management of self-harm
Self-harm: The short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary carehttp://www.nice.org.uk/CG16
Self-harm: The NICE guideline on longer-term managementhttp://www.nice.org.uk/CG133
Kutcher, S. P., & Chehil, S. (2007). Suicide risk management: A manual for health professionals. Malden, Mass: Blackwell.