Resources

Befriending Networks

Befriending Networks

For information on befriending organisations http://www.befriending.co.uk/

Articles on Befriending

McCorkle, B. H., Rogers, E. S., Dunn, E. C., Lyass, A., & Wan, Y. M. (2008). Increasing social support for individuals with serious mental illness: Evaluating the compeer model of intentional friendship. Community mental health journal,44(5), 359-366.  http://i5.compeer.org/Portals/58/Increasing%20Social%20Support%20for%20Individuals%20with%20Serious%20Mental%20Illness%20Evaluating%20the%20Compeer%20Mode.pdf

Mead, N., Lester, H., Chew-Graham, C., Gask, L., & Bower, P. (2010). Effects of befriending on depressive symptoms and distress: systematic review and meta-analysis. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 196(2), 96-101. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/196/2/96.full

 

On-line Articles by Tandem’s Chair – Dr Jonathan Leach

Where do we get the help that really counts?

Why friendships are vital to your well being

Can your friend be your therapist?

Books

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Improving Mental Health through Social Support: 

by Jonathan Leach (Chair of Tandem’s Management Committee) published in 2015 by Jessica Kingsley, London

http://jkp.com/uk/improving-mental-health-through-social-support.html

Other organisations

Local

Oxfordshire Mind http://www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk/

Restore http://www.restore.org.uk/

Archway http://archway.moonfruit.com/

National

Mind http://www.mind.org.uk/

Mental Health Foundation http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Rethink http://www.rethink.org/

Sources of paid-for support

The Counselling Directory Find a counsellor or psychotherapist near you

 

From alienists to counsellors: the changing face of mental health services in Oxfordshire

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Hook Norton Madhouse

This talk was given by John Hall,  Professor of Mental Health at Oxford Brookes University, covering the journey from the 18th century private madhouses, through the development of mental hospitals and the involvement of the voluntary sector in Oxfordshire.

You can hear a recording of John’s talk here: John Hall History of MH Oxon and download a list of associated readings here: Tandem talk reading

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