Campaigning – Support – Awareness – Legal

The links on this page are for organisations across the social care spectrum from around the world. The links are listed A to Z. Just click on the letter of your choice or browse the entire document to find something new


ASL Association for Supported Living

Action for Victims of Medical Accidents

Action on Elder Abuse

Advocacy and Community On-line Resource Network (A.C.O.R.N)

Age Concern

Alcohol Concern

Alzheimer’s Disease Society

ASWIG (Approved Social Worker Interest Group)

Arbours Association

Association for Residential Care

Association of Directors of Social Services

Association of Forensic Practitioners

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Association of Police Surgeons

Alternative Mental Health

Alzheimer Europe

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

American Psychiatric Association

Amnesty International

Anxiety Network

Assertive Community Treatment Association

Bar Pro Bono Unit

British Association of Social Workers see “Special Interest Groups”

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Befrienders International

British Institute of Human Rights

British Psychological Society

British Society of Gerontology

Campaign for Freedom of Information


Carers National Association

Caring Matters

Castlebeck Care


Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health

Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services

Centre for Policy on Ageing

Chief Executives’ Bulletin

Chief Medical Officer

Chinese Mental Health Association

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Mental Health

Healthcare Commission

Commission for Racial Equality

Community Legal Service

Community Mental Health Management Association

Community Psychiatric Nurses Association

Council on Tribunals

Court Service

Criminal Cases Review Commission

Criminal Justice System

Criminal Policy Group


Critical Psychiatry Network

Crown Prosecution Service

Center for the Study of Autism

Dual Diagnosis Website

David Glass

Department of Health

Data Protection Act 1998

Depression Alliance

Disability Net

Disability Rights Commission

Distress Awareness Training Agency


European Association of Intellectual Disability Medicine

European Court of Human Rights

Eating Disorders Association

Electronic Library for Social Care

First Step Trust

Forensic Nursing Resource

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Freedom to Care

General Council of the Bar

General Medical Council

Geoff Roberts Associates

 Health and Social Care Joint Unit

Headway National Head Injuries Association

Health Development Agency

Health and Safety Executive

Health Service Ombudsman

Howard League for Penal Reform

HyperGuide Mental Health Act

Home Office

Human Rights Unit

Hudoc – European Court Human Rights

Human Rights Internet

Human Rights Watch

HM Inspectorate of Prisons

HM Inspectorate of Probation

International Institue for Environment and Development

Immigration and Nationality Directorate


Institute of Alcohol Studies

Institute of Healthcare Management

Institute of Psychiatry

The International Eating Disorders Centre

International Academy of Law and Mental Health

The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology

International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services

International Federation of Social Workers

Internet Mental Health

 James Nayler Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Judicial Studies Board

Justice & Victims Unit

King’s Fund

 Local authority circulars

Law Society of England and Wales

Learning Disability

Legal Action Group

Legal Services Commission


Local Government Association

Local Government Information Unit

Local Government Ombudsman

London Mental Health Learning Partnership

Lord Chancellor’s Department

 Mental Health

Mental Health Unit

Mental Health Czar

Mad Pride


Mental Disability Rights International

Mental Health Association of Ireland

Mental Health Europe

Mental Health InfoSource (inc. Psychiatric Times)

Mental Health Matters

Mental Help Net

Mental Illness Activist Home Page

Magistrates Association

Manic Depression Fellowship

Matthew Trust

Maudsley Page

ME Association

Medical Defence Union

Medical Protection Society


Mental Aftercare Association

Mental Health Act Commission

Mental Health Act in the UK

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Media

Mental Illness Concerns All


Mental Magazine


 National Programme on Forensic Mental Health Research and Development

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

National Probation Directorate


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

US National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

National Council on Disability

National Down Syndrome Society

National Guardianship Association

National Mental Health Association

National Institute of Mental Health

National Audit Office

National Autistic Society

National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness

National Development Team

National Disability Council

National Drugs Helpline

National Forensic Nurses’ Research & Development Group

NHS Information Authority

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

National Institute for Social Work

National Phobics Society

National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group


NHS Beacon Services

NHS Confederation

NSF Norah Fry Research Centre

Norfolk Mental Health Care NHS Trust – Pharmacy

Office of the Information Commissioner

Oxfam International

Patient Confidentiality and Caldicott Guardians

Prison Health

Parole Board for England & Wales

Partnerships in Care

Penal Lexicon

Personal Social Services Research Unit

Police Complaints Authority

Police Station Defence Service

Priory Hospital, Roehampton – Eating Disorder Unit

Psychiatry On-Line

Psychologists at Law Group

Public Concern at Work

Public Guardianship Office

Parliamentary Ombudsman

 Research Development Statistics Home office data from UK Government

Risk Assessment, Management and Audit Systems (RAMAS)


Revolving Doors Agency

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Royal Society of Medicine

Sentencing & Offences Unit Sex Offences

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health



Scandals in Justice

Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain


Scottish Association for Mental Health

Scottish Court Service

Seasonal Affective Disorder Association

Shaw Trust

Social Care Association


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Support Coalition

Training Organisation for the Personal Social Services

Treasury Solicitor’s Department

Thomas S. Szasz Cybercenter for Liberty and Responsibility

United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

United Kingdom Criminal Justice Web Links

United Kingdom Federation of Smaller Mental Health Agencies

United Kingdom Mental Health Policy

United Kingdom Psychiatric Pharmacy Group – UKPPG

Unlock (National Association of Ex-Offenders)

Victim-Assistance Online

World Federation for Mental Health

Young Minds