depression

Up and running! : how exercise can help beat depression : information for patients

This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, provides information about how people with depression can use exercise to help them get better, and that they may be able to get 'prescriptions' for exercise from their GP.

Up and running? : exercise therapy and the treatment of mild or moderate depression in primary care

This resource discuses exercise therapy as a treatment for mild or moderate depression. The report looks at research which indicates incidences of GP 'prescriptions' for exercise in the treatment of depression are low. The Mental Health Foundation is embarking on a campaign to promote exercise referral, the aim of which is to remove the main obstacle to the use of exercise therapy as a first-line treatment for mild or moderate depression in primary care – the failure of information to reach those who may be able to use it. Up and Running? marks the beginning of this campaign.

The YoungMinds children and young people's manifesto

Manifesto making eleven recommendations for change in the way children and young people with mental health problems are treated by health and social services.

St John's Wort : Hypericum perforatum

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet looks at the use of St. John's Wort, which is a herbal remedy and has recently been produced in tablet form and extensively marketed as a treatment for depression.

Understanding Depression in Later Life

The main focus of this learning object is depression amongst older people. The learning object begins by highlighting some of the problems with defining and diagnosing 'depression' and then goes on to discuss the estimated numbers of older people that are thought to suffer from the condition. Issues that make people more or less vulnerable to developing depression in later life are also examined. Finally, effective treatments for depression and explanations for why it so often remains unrecognised in older people is discussed.

Mental health of Irish-born people in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. In recent years there has been growing concern within the Irish community, Mind and other agencies and professionals working in the mental health field about the mental health of Irish people in Britain. This factsheet aims to give an overview of how the mental health of the Irish community is negatively affected by many factors, including racism.

Making us count : identifying and improving mental health support for young people with learning disabilities : report summary

This resource is a brief summary of the research programme and report 'Making us count' by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The research centred on four projects, covering a wide range of young people. The starting point for all the projects was the young people themselves – their thoughts, their feelings and their views.

"Delivering for mental health"

Document outlining the Scottish Executive's strategy and commitments for improving mental health services in Scotland.

The approach adopted is a functional one which focuses on the key elements of services which need to be in place at each stage of care so that clinicians, service users and carers can be clear about what needs to be delivered.

Making sense of homeopathy

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This booklet is an introduction to homeopathic medicine, and describes how homeopathy can help people who have mental health needs. It offers practical advice about getting treatment, but is not intended as a guide to individual remedies.

Borderline Personality Disorder factsheet

This resource defines Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and includes a list of facts, information about signs and symptoms, recovery, stigma related to BPD and a list of useful contacts.