Useful Links & Resources

Recently, people have been asking where I get the info I share from, so here’s a list of some of my favourite sources, I’ll try to keep it updated.

If you would like to be featured here or are aware of a useful resource that I have not listed, please contact me with a link and I’ll happily take a look and feature the site if you think it will be helpful to followers.

Because I am UK based, I would be particularly grateful for links to crisis and support organisations in other countries, as I have many international followers and I know that access to mental health care varies widely around the world.

My Other Pages:

As well as this site, I run a Facebook Page, Borderline Personality Disorder Positive as well as an Instagram account Katy Matilda Neo, both of which share mental health related news, information and inspirational stuff, as well as my art work.

More recently I have also become a contributor on The Mighty, I have already had several articles published and more in the pipeline.

In addition I am expanding my advocacy work to doing a little bit of commissioned vlogging for a Clinical Psychology training course. These videos will be publicly available, and so I will add a link here when they are released.

Crisis Support:

I am not a qualified mental health professional, so I am not able to offer personal support or advice via this website. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please use the information below.

Mind actually have an excellent page on how to access all kinds of mental health crisis support in the UK, so I am not going to recreate that information here.

The Samaritans (UK) offer 24 hour telephone support to people who are feeling suicidal; I have personally found them very helpful.

The Blurt Foundation have recently published a great guide on what you can do if you or someone you know is in crisis.

Websites:

  • DBT Peer Connections is a free online course of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, may be particularly useful to those with BPD, but also helpful in other personality and mood disorders and Trauma related conditions. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is the current gold-standard treatment for BPD and has changed my life. It’s not accessible everywhere, so this is a great FREE resource for anyone unable to access this support.
  • DBT Self Help is not as easy to navigate as the course above, but contains all of the currently available DBT resources used in therapy and may be helpful for those in or post DBT who need a top up or reminder of skills.
  • Wise Minds is another DBT resource site, with a particular focus on the core mindfulness skills.
  • Kim’s Counselling Corner has an excellent selection of worksheets covering a wide range of therepeutic modalities  and symptoms.
  • Overcoming is a series of self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy resources covering the spectrum of mental health difficulties. 
  • Mind is an excellent Mental Health charity in the UK and their website is jam packed with resources and well researched and easy to understand information about all kinds of mental health difficulties. In some areas they also offer wellbeing and recovery support. Look up your local branch for more information about what is available in your area.
  • Rethink Mental Illness is similar to Mind; this organisation shares information and support on Mental Health problems.
  • Young Minds (information specific to children and young people with mental health difficulties).
  • The Blurt Foundation are primarily focused on depression, but their weekly emails are always full of apt and uplifting information. I’d recommend signing up to their mailing list – they always cheer me up!
  • The Radical Transformation Project have an excellent list of free mental health resources. And they appear to be non-UK based (USA I think) so may be more helpful for US followers.
  • The Mighty – a site where writers share personal stories of mental health difficulties and recoveries. They also accept submissions from new writers, so could be a good outlet if you feel like sharing your own experiences.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (another USA based organisation).
  • Project HEAL
  • Psych Central
  • Healing from PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • MEDA (Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association)
  • The British Psychological Society
  • BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (you can use this site to check whether a therapist is registered in the UK and what their qualifications and experiences are before agreeing to treatment with them).
  • DrugRehab.com for those struggling with their mental health alongside difficulties with addiction.
  • Smiling Mind is an excellent free resource for learning Mindfulness, which can be very helpful for people with a variety of difficulties. They also have a free app for Apple and Android devices that could help learn Mindfulness skills and encourage daily practice, and with programs tailored to children as well as adults.
  • Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN)
  • Make BPD Stigma Free
  • Beating Eating Disorders

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Please Note: I am not affiliated with any of these sites. Therefore I take no responsibility for anything they share. Opinions or material shared directly to any of these pages do not necessarily represent my viewpoints, knowledge or opinions – please contact the sites directly if you have questions about any of their publications.