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What is the BUG Information Resource?

BUG has produced an Information Resource which aims to enable individuals to deal with any issues which are affecting your mental health and improve your well-being. Not intended as a comprehensive directory, it aims to give ideas about what you can do and information about and getting access to GPs and specialist mental health services as well as community and self-help resources – and to signpost to other sources of information.

If you need to correct information about your own organisation or maybe you know of organisations that might be helpful, please contact us at info@brentusergroup.com.

What is the BUG Information Resource?

THIS INFORMATION RESOURCE AIMS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS TO IMPROVE ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR WELLBEING AND TO DEAL WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A COMPREHENSIVE DIRECTORY OF SERVICES. INSTEAD, IT AIMS TO GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE KINDS OF SERVICES AND RESOURCES THAT PEOPLE MIGHT FIND HELPFUL AND GIVE IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO GET ACCESS AS WELL AS WHERE TO FIND FURTHER INFORMATION.

This resource started life as a way of providing mental health champions with information about local services as part of the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Health Promotion Pilot. It then became clear via the IAPT Board that there was a need for a more comprehensive information resource in Brent. BUG responded to that need and the resource continued to develop. This is the result.

Thanks must go to Brent Mental Health User Group (BUG) staff who have worked on gathering all the information included in this Information Resource in relation to improving wellbeing and dealing with mental health issues. Particularly Charlie Fernandes and Lynn Burling became information squirrels to gather such a wealth of information!

Thanks go to the individuals using services and staff working in mental health services in Brent who commented on different versions in order to make sure that the resource was accessible and complemented information provided by other organisations, rather than duplicating it.

Although the information has all been checked, it has been extracted from organisations’ websites or by contacting them, so does not include all information about organisations.

As we have said above, this information resource is intended to be constantly in development.

So, if you need to correct information about your own or another organisation then just contact BUG via phone or e-mail. Or maybe you know of organisations that you think might be helpful. Again, just let BUG know.

How do I use it?

Each subject section is separated out into a new page, click the word you would like to look up and you will go to a new page.

Once there you will see another menu that will have different subject sections in it. Click these to be directed to the new page.

Each section also has an BUG Information Resource menu link that will bring you back to this page for a more complete list of help sections.

Using the SEARCH BAR to find information.

If you are looking for organisations that provide ‘employment and training’, type in the SEARCH BAR using these key words, and you will get a range of pages or posts to click, choose the one you want.