Library and Information Resources for Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust Staff

UHSM Academy Library Membership

If you are employed by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, you can register to join the UHSM Academy Library.
We can also offer you a full range of our services including:

Literature searching service
Helping you keep up to date See below also for specific Mental Health news sources.
Interlibrary book and article request service
Literature searching skills training
We also have a large collection of mental health related books and provide a comfortable space for group work or quiet study.

CLICK HERE to visit the MMHSCT Library Services webpage

CLICK HERE to download the MMHSCT Library Services leaflet.

OpenAthens and Electronic Resources

An NHS OpenAthens account will allow you to access a whole variety of quality electronic resources and additionally, locally purchased resources specific to Mental Health. To self-register for an OpenAthens, click here.
After you complete the online form, you will receive an email. You can then choose a password an activate your account. If you have any queries regarding OpenAthens, please contact your Athens administrator, Rosalind McNally on 0161 276 3308 by email

What You Can Access with an OpenAthens Account

Electronic journals.
The collection includes access to PsycARTICLES

If you would like to receive by email, the Electronic Tables of Contents (ETOCS) of any journal, please click here.

Healthcare databases.
Access databases such as PsycINFO, Medline, EMBASE and CINAHL.

Electronic books.
Access the full-text of over 150 e-books. The easiest way to search is by keyword or using the A-Z title list.

Titles in the e-books collection include:
Kaplan and Sadock's comprehensive textbook of psychiatry
Lishman's organic psychiatry
Workplace-based assessments in psychiatric training
Medical management of eating disorders

Titles in the e-journals collection include:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy.

For all the above, make sure you log in using your OpenAthens username and password, to see the full range of resources available to you.

Keeping up to date with mental health news

Neurology news feeds
Mental Health Dementia newsfeed produced by CASH
Learning Disabilities newsfeed produced by CASH
The Mental Elf
Latest DOH mental health & wellbeing updates
Child Mental Health - Horizon Scanning Bulletin
Emotional Health & Wellbeing - Horizon Scanning Bulletin

Other Useful Mental Health Web Links

Mental Health internet sites of interest (source: CILIP Health Libraries Group Newsletter, 2014, 31(2))
MMHSCT's Choice and Medication website to help you find out more about mental health conditions, treatments and medications
MMHSCT - Home page
PIRAMHIDS - Positive & Innovative Resouces: A Mental Health Interactive Database (Scotland)
Social Care Institute for Excellence