On The Side is a charity which mainly supports the efforts of small user-led mental health groups. Please browse the sites of the groups we have been involved with                 email us

Focus on Mental Health

UK Federation of Smaller Mental
Health Agencies

Bracknell Forest Mental Health Forum

Building Bridges

Mental Health Employment Network

UK Advocacy Network
OTS Publications will appear here soon. We will then be able to offer a publication facility to organisations and individuals who wish to offer documents to be downloaded from the site either free or purchased by credit card on a shared revenue basis. If you would like to register an interest please email contributor support and we will email details to you when they become available. If you would like to be informed by email when the site goes live please email shop launch.

New items added Nov 05

Since Oct 98 528,676 pages have been accessed on this site. 67,885 were in the last 120 days .

118,237 were accesses to UK Federation of SMHA pages
11,237 were in the last 120 days

Are you worried about sending cheques in the post? You can now make a donation via Charity Choice's secure website, courtesy of the Cooperative Bank. Click the logo on the left and then type "Smaller Mental" in the Charity name field.


The UK Federation does not usually support petitions from other organisations. But the Mental Health Bill is a bad one and even though we make our representations via the Mental Health Alliance much more opposition to this bill would be a good thing. Do look at the petition from bruised.org
UK Federation of Smaller Mental Health Agencies
Our 2005 AGM was held in Spalding on Saturday 8th October 2005
           tell us if you'd like to know more        draft 2005 AGM minutes    

        voting rule change           revised 2004 AGM minutes            draft 2005 accounts 

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This is for UK Fed members only. Recent lack of funding has made it necessary to limit postal communications and meetings. Electronic communication is our best way of engaging members.

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Our volunteer UKFed web editor has been unable to continue because of personal circumstances. We would be very grateful if someone else would feel able to take over this role. Volunteers, please email us. meanwhile we invite members to email contributions and we will update the web as and when we can
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updated Nov 05

See our Employment Project Directory from DWP

See our UK Fed online membership directory

Our link page now contains 41 members who have informed us of their web site . Please email us more.



Student Survivors Web Board      Are you having, have you had, a problem at University? This web site has had 17,834 visits   try it
UK Federation of Smaller Mental Health Agencies
Our AGM was held in Ely on Saturday 3rd July 2004
           see arrangements          read the minutes
The Matthew Trust web site has moved to www.matthewtrust.org
Peter Thompson of that Trust was our Founder and is sadly missed.
Support the I Decide Coalition       see website
This Coalition is relatively inactive at present following its attempt to amend the Mental Capacity Bill before it became law in April 2005.
OUTCRY CONFERENCE Saturday 20th September 2003
outcry web site