Wellbeing, physical health, BAME & LGBT+ and studying and mental health
Looking after your wellbeing and physical health can be beneficial to helping your mental health. This section includes information on drinking, smoking, being active and getting a good nights sleep.
Physical activity and mental health
This section gives information on being active and mental health. It explains how to improve physical and mental health by being physically active. This information is for people affected by mental illness in England who are 18 or over. It’s also for their carers, friends and relatives.
Type 2 diabetes and mental illness
Having severe mental illness can mean you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. This page explains about the symptoms, signs, causes and treatments for type 2 diabetes. It also explains how to reduce risk. This information is for anyone who lives with mental illness and diabetes. And their carers, relatives and friends.
What's reasonable at work? A guide to rights at work for people living with mental illness
Many people with a mental illness have a legal right to ask an employer for changes to be made to their jobs and workplaces. These changes ensure that, as long as you have the rights skills for it, there are no barriers to you being able to apply for or carry out a job.
Spirituality, religion and mental illness
Spirituality and religion can play an important role in your life. This section looks at what spirituality and religion are. This information is for people affected by mental illness in England who are 18 or over. It’s also for their carers, friends and relatives.
LGBTplus mental health
LGBT+ people are at a greater risk of poor mental health and wellbeing. As a minority, you may have to deal with difficult experiences like discrimination because of your sexuality or gender identity. This can have an impact on your mental health. This information looks at issues that may affect LGBT+ people and how to get support. This section is for LGBT+ people who’re over 18 and live in England, and anyone interested in LGBT+ people mental health.
Studying and mental illness
Learning something new can be a positive and enjoyable experience. It can help you to build confidence, increase your skills and improve your mental health. But it can sometimes be challenging and stressful. This section looks at studying with a mental illness. It covers what help is available and things to think about when deciding what and where to study. This section is for people living with mental illness and their friends and family.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health
If you are from a Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, you may face specific issues relating to your mental health. This section gives information on your options for support and treatment to help resolve specific issues. This section is for anyone interested in BAME mental health. You may also find this information helpful if you care for someone from a BAME background.