Here you may find the links to various resources on recovery and other topics under mental health and mental illness.
Online Courses / Library
Recovery Library is a website for people diagnosed with mental illness which contains thousands of recovery, health, and wellness tools and resources. It was created by Pat Deegan. Membership costs USD $5 per month or USD $60 per year for a person living their journey of recovery or family member.
Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT. This 5-week FREE course is developed by University of Reading for anyone with an interest in mental illness generally, and anxiety and depression in particular. This may include: those who are currently experiencing or have previously experienced emotional difficulties, family and friends of those who are experiencing emotional difficulties, primary (or other) healthcare professionals who have a frontline role in detecting mental health difficulties and offering appropriate support and guidance to those affected.
Beating Bipolar is a FREE web-based programme designed to help you better understand and manage bipolar disorder. It includes videos of professionals and people with lived experience of bipolar disorder, as well as interactive exercises that many find helpful to manage the condition and its symptoms. The programme was jointly developed by the National Centre for Mental Health at Cardiff University and the Healthcare Learning Co. It is also supported by Bipolar UK.
Defining Mental Health: A Short Introduction
The topic of mental health is recognised as one of the challenges facing society today. What is good mental health? What myths surround mental health? How do we define ‘normal’ mental health? Get answers to these questions and more with this course exploring how we define mental health, designed to prepare you for further study in higher education. You will explore important concepts and definitions related to mental health. You will learn about cultural relativism and the Diagnostic Statistical Manual. This course is a collaboration between Coventry University Scarborough and OCN London.
United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD)
The UN CRPD and its Optional Protocol was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development dimension. Download the PDF below to read the articles included in this convention.
TCI Asia Pacific’s Bali Declaration (August 2018)
As a way of responding to the 2018 International mental health week and showing our concern about the medical psychiatric expansion throughout our region which increases the “global burden of barriers” for us, the TCI Asia Pacific has adopted the “Bali Declaration” during our classic edition meeting in August 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Download the PDF below to read the declaration.