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Mental health conditions
If you or a loved one has a mental illness your doctor will give you a formal diagnosis. While most people experience mental illness, in very different ways, most people will share common symptoms and side-effects. Find out more in our advice section.
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Living with mental illness
With the right support and treatment, mental illness doesn't have to be a barrier to a fulfilling life. In this section find out more about medication, treatment options and how to look after your physical health and wellbeing.
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Rights & benefits
It’s important to know your rights when living with a mental illness or caring for someone who does. This section has information on mental health laws, rights and restrictions, social care, welfare benefits, employment and health care. It also includes resources on the police, courts & prison service.
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Information for carers
Our Carers Hub has lots of resources to help carers of people living with a mental illness. This section includes information on social services support for carers, mental illness running in families, confidentiality, supporting someone and what to do in a crisis.
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Living with BPD - "Don’t let anyone make you feel inadequate"
In this blog, Kerry tells us about her experience of living with borderline personality disorder (BPD). After moving from England to Spain, Kerry talks about the impact of trying to settle in to different Western cultures whilst being from a Punjabi family. She also describes the ways in which her diagnosis affects her, and gives advice for others who are having a tough time with their mental health.Read more Read more
Alcohol: the bad medicine - Natasha's story
From seeing drinking as harmless fun as a teen, to experiencing crippling anxiety and negative thoughts. Natasha tells us about her experience of alcohol addiction and explains the huge impact it had on her mental health.Read more Read more
Involving people living with mental illness in the creation of their own services
Involving people who live with mental illness in the design and delivery of their own services is undoubtedly vital to the future of mental health care. But how can we work together to ensure that co-production and efforts to address systemic inequalities can keep pace with the rapid pace of system change?Read more Read more
OCD needs a clean-up
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can have a profound effect on the 1 in 50 people who live with the condition - and while most people associate OCD with order and cleanliness, the truth is - it's way more debilitating than that. In this blog Shaun talks about his experiences and discusses how we must look beyond the stereotypes.Read more Read more
Gaming together for mental health
In this blog, Tom tells us about his love of gaming and the positive impact it has on his mental health. Tom is taking part in our Gaming Get Together virtual fundraising event. Feeling inspired? Sign up today.Read more Read more
Black History Month must not be a symbolic gesture...
Since 1976, Black History Month has celebrated the successes of Black people globally. However, since the senseless murder of George Floyd in 2020, Black History Month has become an even more powerful call to action for us all to address the racial disparities within society so that all Black people are celebrated and treated with respect and fairness.Read more Read more
"Anorexia is not only about weight management" - Victoria's story
Victoria has lived with anorexia for 25 years, and has noticed in that time that the media’s portrayal of her condition doesn’t even come close to what it is really like. Her anorexia impacts her life in lots of different ways, every day. But, after a quarter of a century, she has developed numerous techniques that help her to cope with her diagnosis. Here’s her story.Read more Read more
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We care and support
For nearly 50 years, we have supported thousands of people every year to get through crises, live independently and ensure they don't face mental illness alone. Our network of 140 peer support groups offer a listening ear, practical help and social support. Our 200 plus services include everything from supported housing, one-to-one help for carers, to group activities for people leaving hospital.Read more about what we offer Read more about what we offer
We listen and advise
Our website provides advice to millions of people through over 200 award-winning factsheets. Our trusted advisors are also on hand to provide advice on the phone on living with mental illness, medication, care and treatment. They can be called as often as needed and will take time to explain and set out options about what to do next. If you are looking for support, you can trust us to get it right.Read more about our advice service Read more about our advice service
We campaign and influence
Driven by people with personal experience of mental illness, we campaign nationally and locally to push mental health up the public agenda and change government policy for the better. Join our movement of passionate campaigners and help us make sure that everyone has access to high quality health care, no matter where they live or what their personal circumstances are.Read about our campaigns Read about our campaigns