A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here. Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies.
Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health - A current awareness site which produces a fortnightly bulletin - sign up by RSS feed or email alert. http://cebmh.warne.ox.ac.uk/cebmh/
Mental Health Alliance - A useful site for information on mental health legislation www.mentalhealthalliance.org.uk
Mental Health Foundation - A UK charity that campaigns for and supports those suffering mental ill-health www.mentalhealth.org.uk
MIND - the biggest UK mental health charity www.mind.org.uk
National Autistic Society - The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families www.autism.org.uk
National Institute of Mental Health - The largest American mental health website www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
Psychnet-UK: mental health and psychology directory www.psychnet-uk.com
Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health - focuses on criminal justice, employment and social policy. www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk
Scottish Association for Mental Health - Scottish mental health charity www.samh.org.uk
Age UK www.ageuk.org.uk
Alzheimer’s Society www.alzheimers.org.uk
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk
Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education www.ccpe.org.uk
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body www.cpcab.co.uk
Dementia Gateway www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia/index.asp
Dementia Horizon http://dementianwpctl.wordpress.com/
Dementia Partnership www.dementiapartnerships.org.uk
The UK Council for Psychotherapy www.psychotherapy.org.uk
Department of Health
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. Access national clinical guidelines here.
World Health Organisation
A search engine from the NHS for health and social care professionals, providing access to evidence-based health information, NICE guidelines and much more. Download the Quick guide to NHS Evidence
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
Provides resources and background information for healthcare professionals, with research tools and educational material to download.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - Clinical Knowledge Summaries
A reliable source of evidence-based information and practical 'know how' about the common conditions managed in primary care.
A search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
Department of Health - statistics
Office for National Statistics - Neighbourhood Statistics provides ward-level data across England
UK National Statistics - health and social care: the official UK statistics site
World Health Organization Statistical Information Service (WHOSIS)
NHS Choices: Behind the headlines: takes you to the research behind the news headlines
BBC Health news
Time to Change - England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. Read a university student's blog about her battle with depression, highlighting how helpful her friends, tutors and university support staff were.