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The National Council of Psychotherapists

Est. 1971

 

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This page contains a list of National & International Organisations

 

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Actionaid

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EXPERTS IN TRAUMATIC STRESS

This is the site for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. On this site you can find the registry entry for David Bennett E.S.T.S. who is the director of The Traumatic Stress Centre in Wales and a range of other useful links.

 

American Friends Service Committee

Quaker organisation which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service

 

American Institute of Stress  
A good American site, but limited free information, although lots of information packs etc. are available for sale

 

American Red Cross

 

Assist Trauma Support Line - 01788 560 800

 

Breath Relaxation  
Dutch site produced by the first president of the International Stress Management Association Netherlands Branch. A source of information on relaxation and breathing therapy. Summaries of technical papers on breathing and relaxation techniques and details of courses

 

British Holistic Medical Association

The British Holistic Medical Association, founded in 1983, is an association of professionals and members of the public who care about the future of healthcare and want to adopt a more holistic approach in their own life and work. The Association is furthering the development of holistic healthcare through bringing together the many people who can contribute to a system for the 21st century

 

British Medical Journal  
Contains an index of present and past issues plus abstracts of papers. Subscribe on-line for free e-mail bulletins on topics of interest.

 

British Refugee Council

 

Cafod

 

Canadian Council for Refugees

 

Canadian International Development Agency

English & French

 

CARE

 

Channel 4 - Stop Go Home - Stress
This is a very useful site run by Channel 4. It is regularly updated and has plenty of good information. It includes and online advice service

 

Charities Aid Foundation

Umbrella group of British charities

 

Charity Commissioners

State regulatory agency for UK charities

 

Christian Aid

 

Christian Children's Fund   

 

CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Established in 1969 by The Church of Scientology® to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.

 

Community Aid Abroad

Oxfam Australia

 

DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL

These pages provide a convenient gateway to the resources and services of Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), Dartmouth College and The Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire and Vermont

 

DELPHI

This has a chat forum dedicated to discussing PTSD. Also included on this site are definitions and description of the symptoms and causes.

 

Disaster Relief   

 

Disaster Action - 49/ 50 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED - 020 7251 2427 - web site to follow...

 

Danida

Evaluation reports from the Danish state donor organisation

 

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages

Emergency Humanitarian Action Homepage

 

The European Community Humanitarian Office

European Union donor agency

 

EXPERTPAGES.COM

When is a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Claim Legitimate...and When Is It Not?

 

Food for the Poor

 

'GIFT FROM WITHIN'

This is an international site for survivors of Traumatic Stress - they specialise in PTSD assistance and recommendations. You can sign the site register in order to link up with other survivors, who may be able to help you.

 

Health and Safety Executive  
The government organisation for health & safety standards in the UK. Has a number of publications on workplace stress. If you are suffering from stress at work try http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/stresspk.htm

 

Health on the Net Foundation  
A Swiss based site with not a lot of content but worth keeping an eye on. Designed for health professionals

 

Hope Foundation of Alberta

A research centre of the University of Alberta, the Hope Foundation  is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to understanding and enhancing hope in individuals, families, and institutions. They offer specialized counselling services and support groups, information and referral services, workshops, research opportunities, and student training.

 

Hunger Site

Click on the button and donate a free serving of rice, wheat, maize or other staple food to the hungry every day, with the cost borne by corporate sponsors

 

 

Hypnogenesis is an on-line magazine specialising in articles on Clinical Hypnosis - all articles are submitted by practising therapists and there are several articles dealing with various aspects of trauma and PTSD

 

 

InterAction

US development, relief, and advocacy NGOs

 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TRAUMATIC STRESS STUDIES

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) was founded in 1985 for professionals to share information about the effects of trauma.

 

The IdeaList

An interactive guide to non-profit organisations on the WWW

 

International Committee of the Red Cross

 

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red

Crescent Societies

 

International Labour Organisation  
The International Labour Organisation (ILO), is a specialised agency associated with the United Nations (UN), whose worldwide objectives are to improve labour conditions. This section of their website has a considerable amount of information with specialist info for air traffic controllers, assembly line workers, bus drivers, offshore oil and gas workers and nursing

 

International Medical Corps

 

International Stress Management Association  
This is a new site set up by the American branch of ISMA. Another good source of advice and information

 

International Stress Management Association  
Another good source of advice and information

 

Islamic Relief

 

Illinois Cooperative Extension Disaster Resource Site

Provides access to information on disaster preparedness and recovery for the state of Illinois and the Internet community 

 

Lutheran World Federation

 

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

International

 

Manchester University - School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
Index of published papers. This is an interesting document but highlights a problem. Many technical papers are listed on the Web but the papers themselves are not available. You now have to track down the documents, but at least you will have the correct library reference

 

Mental Health Foundation 
UK's only charity concerned with both mental illness and learning disabilities. A comprehensive web site with many good articles and links

 

Mental Health Net  
A very well designed American commercial site.

 

MENTOR

Mentor Plus, also known as Mentor, is a sophisticated electronic medical reference designed to allow rapid browsing and searching of its contained articles and media. The articles describe diseases and their management in a compact, yet surprisingly detailed way so the information is easy to assimilate. The content is regularly updated by a team of practising medical authors and reviewers

 

Mercy Corp International

 

Meta-Index for Non-Profit Making Organisations

 

MID-ANGLIA GENERAL PRACTITIONER ACCIDENT SERVICE

MAGPAS is a registered charity which exists in order to provide an organisational framework within which volunteer doctors can train for and be equipped to provide immediate medical care in support of the Ambulance Service

 

Mindtools
This site has two good series of articles; one on stress and one on mindmaps. The site is well laid out and worth looking at. There are also some interesting links

 

MUSLIMS AGAINST TERRORISM

An excellent site which provides sound basic information about Islam and its followers - this sits provides the minimum information that anyone should know. There is also information on reporting hate crimes within the United States and a good FAQ page - click here if you want the flash intro page

 

THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WAR RELATED PTSD

The National Centre responds to the clinical challenge of PTSD in Australian veterans and Defence Force personnel. The mission of the National Centre is to work to advance knowledge about PTSD, improve treatment of the condition and prevent the disorder.

 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is the US Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work related illness and injury. This link takes you to their excellent paper on Stress at Work

 

Netherlands Red Cross

In English & Dutch

 

NGO Resources

 

Ngonet.be

Information network for Flemish NGOs in Belgium

 

NHS Direct
The is the website of the National Health Service advice service NHS Direct. No information on stress at present but there is a section on depression

 

OXFAM

 

OXFAM Canada  

 

PATIENCE PRESS

Publisher of books and literature on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

PATIENT UK

Patient UK is a directory of UK websites that provide information on health, disease and illness. They aim to list the most reputable and reliable sources of UK health information. Patient UK is edited by two GPs

 

POPAN

POPAN (The Prevention of Professional Abuse Network) is a developing national charity (UK based) concerned with the abuse of patients and clients by health or social care professionals, providing help to those who are abused and campaigning to prevent future abuse

 

PsychNet-UK

A UK based directory of over 5500 Internet psychology resources. If you interested in psychology this is the place to look

 

REACHOUT

This is an online youth suicide prevention service catering to three specific groups: young people, family and friends and professionals

 

ReliefWeb 

News, press releases and situation reports

 

Royal & Sun Alliance

A very nice site split into two sections; one for adults and the other for younger people. A good balance of sound advice that also succeeds in being bright and interesting

 

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Has some well designed pages giving information on Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Problems etc

 

Save The Children

 

SEXUAL ASSAULTS INFORMATION PAGE

The Sexual Assault Information Page (SAIP) is a not-for-profit information and referral service created and maintained by Chris Bartley. SAIP provides information concerning acquaintance rape, child sexual abuse/assault, incest, rape, ritual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment

 

SOUTH ATLANTIC MEDAL ASSOCIATION

The SAMA maintain and promote a sense of pride and comradeship among all veterans of the South Atlantic campaign, and to keep them in touch with each other in a manner which respects both individual privacy and personal requirements

 

Success Unlimited  
Tim Field founder of the National Workplace Bullying Helpline runs this site, information on Bullying and PTSD. An excellent lots of good information and sound advice. If you have problems at work this should be your first stop

 

THE TRAUMATIC STRESS CLINIC (LONDON)

A National Referral Centre for Adults, Children & Families within the NHS.

 

Team Technology
This is a training organisation not stress management specialists but their article on "Managing Stress" is excellent. This link goes straight to the article. The whole site is well worth a look particularly the articles on Myers-Briggs

 

Trócaire

Major Irish relief agency

 

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster

Reduction

 

UNICEF

 

United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs

 

UNHCR

Including the RefWorld information database

 

US National Library of Medicine  
A very comprehensive site but not the easiest place to find your way around. Try the Medline database as a start

 

The United States Agency for International Development

 

Wesley Sime’s Homepage  
Wes Sime is Professor in Health and Human Performance at the University of Nebraska. Site has notes from his classes and workshops on stress

 

World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine

 

World Council of Churches 

 

World Food Programme  

 

World Relief 

Crisis and disaster aid and relief through evangelical churches

 

World Vision International

 

World Vision U.S. 

The world's largest privately-funded, faith-based relief and development organisation

 

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