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About mental illness
Here you can find information on different mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and eating disorders. This section also includes symptoms of mental illness and how to cope with suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
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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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Our latest blogs
Hope in the Time of Psychosis: Jessica’s Story
Jessica tells us about her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and shares her story of finding hope whilst experiencing bouts of psychosis.Read more Read more
Chanté's story - Living with EUPD
Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD – also known as Borderline Personality Disorder) can affect how you cope with life, manage relationships, and feel emotionally. In this blog, 24-year-old Chanté talks about her experience of the condition and what steps she puts in place to help manage it.Read more Read more
Social media is far from perfect, but it is not the major cause of poor mental health outcomes
After an Oxford study found that there is minimal association between technology use and mental health issues, our Campaigns Officer, Kirsty Archer, went into more detail about what are some of the major causes of poor mental health outcomes.Read more Read more
Alice's Story - "No one should be given up on"
Alice is 44 and lives in Lancashire, with her cat. She has a close network of friends and speaks to them often. She also experiences schizoaffective disorder, which affects your mood and thoughts, and has symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This is Alice's story.Read more Read more
Coronavirus: Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness
If you are a carer for someone living with mental illness, coronavirus can cause a lot of complications. Here's our guidance.Read more Read more
Hugely welcomed, but the NHS is still to do all the heavy lifting.
Last weekend the government published its COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing recovery action plan. This document sets out the steps needed to prevent, mitigate and respond to the mental health impacts of the pandemic. This blog from our policy team takes an in-depth look at the plan and what this means for the NHS and for people using mental health services.Read more Read more
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How we are making a difference
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 more about our campaigns Read more about our campaigns
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 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