Worried about your mental health? - How to get treatment and support
This section explains how you can get help if you are worried about your mental health.
- Mental health problems rarely happen overnight and usually appear gradually. They often start with gradual changes in your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
- Mental health problems are common. 1 in 4 people will have a mental illness at some point in their lives.
- You may want support if you have noticed changes in the way you think or feel which cause problems in your day-to-day life.
- If you think you need help, try to get treatment as soon as you can. Seeking help early can speed up your recovery.
- If you would like treatment, speak to your GP.
This section covers:
- How common are mental health problems?
- What are the signs that things may not be right?
- Where can I get help?
- What will happen when I see a GP?
- Will my GP keep my information confidential?
- Can mental health problems affect work?
- What if I have problems getting help?
- Can I get help without going to see my doctor?
- Can drugs and alcohol cause mental health problems?
- What about the future?
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice and Information Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed in April 2017. Next review April 2020.
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