About mental illness
Sometimes you might feel a bit low, for lots of different reasons but if your mood stays low for a long period of time or is stopping you from every day activities then this could be a sign of depression and you might need some help.Learn more Learn more
Schizophrenia is a common illness. About one in a 100 people will develop schizophrenia. It can develop during young adulthood. If you become unwell this is called an ‘acute episode’ and you may feel panic, anger or depression.Learn more Learn more
Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder, is a mood disorder. Bipolar disorder can cause your mood to swing from an extreme high to an extreme low. Bipolar disorder is treated with medication or talking therapies.Learn more Learn more
Advice & Information Service
Around one in 10 of us hear voices, sometimes called auditory hallucinations. Hearing voices can sometimes be positive and sometimes these voices can be negative and upsetting.Learn more Learn more
Suicidal thoughts can be frightening and very upsetting. If you or a loved one are thinking of taking your own life then you should call the emergency services or go to your local accident and emergency servicesLearn more Learn more
Self-harm is harming yourself on purpose and it is more common for young people to self-harm. Self-harm isn’t a mental illness but it is often linked to mental distress. Everyone has their own reasons for self-harming.Learn more Learn more
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