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About mental illness
1 in 4 people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. People can, and often do, recover with the right treatment and support. Our advice and information pages can help you learn more about conditions, symptoms and diagnoses, so you or a loved one can get the help you need.
Living with mental illness
Living with a mental illness should not be a barrier to a good quality of life. Our advice and information pages contain all you need to know about getting the proper treatment and support for you or a loved one and what you can do if you feel the help you are getting is not right.
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If you experience mental illness or care for someone who does, it is essential to know your rights. Our information pages has advice on mental health laws, rights and restrictions, social care, welfare, and resources about the police, courts & prison service.
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Our latest blogs
From an endless winter of depression to a spring bloom – Nina’s story
After experiencing anxiety, depression and bullying at school, Nina felt like a stranger to herself and the world around her. But with the support from her family, friends and school counsellors, Nina has re-discovered herself and is surrounded with warmth once again.Read more Read more
"Psychosis from a different angle" - Katie's story
Katie, who works as a therapist in the NHS, reflects on her personal experience with psychotic depression, as well as her father’s. After witnessing her father’s psychotic episode last year, Katie saw the condition from a new perspective and gained greater insight into her own recovery journey.Read more Read more
“I didn't have anyone to talk to” – Ginny’s story
After finishing secondary school, Ginny was excited for summer to begin. However, learning of her mother’s cancer diagnosis greatly impacted her anxiety and depression. Though she struggled at home, in social situations and at school, Ginny has finally found a strong support network around her.Read more Read more
“It can just come out of nowhere” – Rebecca’s story
For Children’s Mental Health Week, Rebecca recounts her experiences with anxiety disorder. She shares what a panic attack feels like, how her condition can be triggered unpredictably and the importance of appreciating good days when they come.Read more Read more
“I’m never going back there again” – Dean’s story
Dean started experiencing anxiety and depression when he was overwhelmed with stress from work and at home. With the help of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and medication, Dean is better able to manage his negative, racing thoughts and looks forward to the future.Read more Read more