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Ovid: Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

Editors: Semple, David; Smyth, Roger; Burns, Jonathan; Darjee, Rajan; McIntosh, Andrew Title: Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Chapter 23 – Useful addresses Chapter 23 Useful addresses P.916
Useful patient-related addresses (UK) Age Concern Astral House 1268 London Road London SW16 4ER Information line tel: 0800 009966 Web: http://www.ace.org.uk/ Alcohlics Anonymous (AA) PO Box 1 Stonebow House Stonebow York YO1 7NJ Helpline tel: 0845 769 7555 Admin tel.: 01904 644026 Web: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire 61 Great Dover Street London SE1 4YF Tel: 020 7403 0888 Fax: 020 7378 9910 Web: http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk Other Information Services in the UK and Eire: Al-Anon Information Centre Mansfield Park Building Unit 6 22 Mansfield Street Partick G11 5QP Tel: 0141 339 8884 (Helpline 24 hours) Al-Anon Information Centre Peace House 224 Lisburn Road Belfast BT9 6GE Northern Ireland Tel: 028 9068 2368 Al-Anon Information Centre Room 5 5 Capel Street Dublin 1 EIRE Tel: 00353 1 873 2699 P.917
Alzheimer’s Society (UK, not Scotland) Gordon House 10 Greencoat Place London SW1P 1PH Tel: 020 7306 0606 Fax: 020 7306 0808 Email: http://www.enquiries@alzheimers.org.uk Web: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk Alzheimer Scotland—Action on Dementia 22 Drumsheugh Gardens Edinburgh EH3 7RN Tel: 0131 243 1453 Fax: 0131 243 1450 Email: http://www.alzheimer@alzscot.org Web: http://www.alzscot.org CRUSE Bereavement Care (CBC) Cruse House 126 Sheen Road Richmond Surrey TW9 1UR Helpline tel: 0870 167 1677 Admin tel: 020 8939 9530 (UK); 01738 444 178 (Scotland) Web: http://www.cruselochaber.freeuk.com/canhelp.html Manic Depression Fellowship (MDF) 21 St George’s Road London SE1 6ES Admin tel: 020 7793 2600 Admin fax: 020 7793 2639 Email: http://www.mdf@mdf.org.uk Web: http://www.mdf.org.uk MIND 15–19 Broadway London E15 4BQ Helpline tel: 08457 660 163 Admin tel: 020 8519 2122 Admin fax: 020 8522 1725 Email: http://www.contact@mind.org.uk Web: http://www.mind.org.uk P.918
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) UK Service Office 202 City Road London EC1V 2PH Tel: 020 7251 4007 Fax: 020 7251 4006 Email: http://www.ukso@ukna.org UK helpline: 020 7730 0009 Email: http://www.helpline@ukna.org Web: http://www.ukna.org Rethink (previously National Schizophrenia Fellowship) Head Office 30 Tabernacle Street London EC2A 4DD General enquiries: Tel: 0845 456 0455 or Email: http://www.info@rethink.org National advice line: Tel: 020 8974 6814 or Email: http://www.advice@rethink.org Web: http://www.rethink.org/contact.html Samaritans Tel: 08457 90 90 90 Email: http://www.jo@samaritans.org Web: http://www.samaritans.org.uk/ SANE 1st Floor Cityside House 40 Adler Street London E1 1EE Helpline tel: 0845 767 8000 Admin tel: 020 7375 1002 Admin fax: 020 7375 2162 Email: http://www.london@sane.org.uk Website: http://www.sane.org.uk Young Minds 102–108 Clerkenwell Road London EC1M 5SA Helpline tel: 0800 018 2138 Admin tel: 020 7336 8445 Admin fax: 020 7336 8446 Email: http://www.enquiries@youngminds.org.uk Web: http://www.youngminds.org.uk P.919
Useful websites (professional) British National Formulary http://www.bnf.org.uk British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists Directory of accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapists. http://www.babcp.org.uk British Association for Counselling Directories and other information. http://www.bac.co.uk British Association for Psychopharmacology Journal, membership, and training events. http://www.bap.org.uk British Confederation of Psychotherapists http://www.bcp.org.uk British Medical Association http://www.bma.org.uk British Psychological Society The professional body for psychologists in the UK. Directory of chartered psychologists (with areas of expertise and geographical area). http://www.bps.org.uk National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Special health authority for England and Wales which develops ‘best practice’ guidelines. http://www.nice.org.uk NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) Similar to NICE; develops guidelines for Scottish practice. http://www.nhshealthquality.org Royal College of Psychiatrists The professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the UK and Republic of Ireland. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk P.920
Useful professional contacts Clozaril Patient Monitoring Service (CPMS) General enquiries: 0845 769 8269 Out of hours: 01276 692504 Fax: 0845 769 8379 Supplies: 0845 769 8357 Toxicology: 0207 771 5365/5361 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) The Senior Medical Advisor DVLA Driver Medical Unit Longview Road Morriston Swansea SA99 1TU Tel: 01792 761 119 http://www.dvla.gov.uk/dvla.htm NHS 24 Tel: 0845 24 24 24 http://www.nhs24.com Poisons Information Services (UK) Will direct callers to relevant local centre. Tel: 0870 600 6266 Exam-related sites of interest All the relevant information for the MRCPsych exam (dates, cost, syllabus, format, etc.) can be found at the Royal College site: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/traindev/exams/ Other useful sites for exam preparation include: http://www.irishpsychiatry.com/osce_doc.html http://www.mrcpsych-help.com/ http://www.mrcpsych.com/ http://www.psychejam.com/ http://www.psychexam.co.uk/ http://www.superego-cafe.com/ http://www.trickcyclists.co.uk/ P.921
Bibliotherapy resources It is useful to have a list of good self-help or educational books addressing general principles of good mental health or dealing with specific disorders. Whilst in no way exhaustive, patients and/or their carers may find the following books helpful: General Butler, G. & Hope, T. (1995) Manage your mind: mental fitness guide. Oxford Paperbacks. Schizophrenia Torrey, F. (2001) Surviving schizophrenia: a family manual. HarperCollins. Depression Padesky, C. & Greenberger, D. (1995) Mind over mood. Guilford Press. Tanner, S. & Ball, J. (1989) Beating the blues: a self-help approach to overcoming depression. Sydney: Doubleday. Bipolar disorder Goodwin, F.K. & Jamison, K.R. (1990) Manic-depressive illness. New York: Oxford University Press. Anxiety disorders Barlow, D.H. & Craske, M.G. (1989) Mastery of your anxiety and panic. Albany: University of Albany, State University of New York. Eating disorders Schmidt, U. & Treasure, J. (1993) Getting better bit(e) by bit(e): a survival guide for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Psychology Press. Sleep problems Bearpark, H. (1994) Overcoming insomnia. Rushcutters Bay, Sydney: Gore & Osment Publications. Alcohol problems Robertson, I. & Heather, N. (1998) So you want to cut down your drinking? A self help guide to sensible drinking. Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS).

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