Mental illness and being active
Getting enough exercise and being active can be important for both your mental and physical health. Some medications might make you feel more tired. However, moderate exercise can help to improve your mood and general wellbeing and help you to feel better about yourself.
Reasonable adjustments at work
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.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health
If you are from a Black Asian or Minority Ethnic background (BAME), you may face specific issues relating to your mental health. This section gives information on your options for support and treatment and to help resolve any specific issues. This section is for people of colour who experience mental health issues and their carers.
Spirituality religion and mental illness
Spirituality and religion can play an important role in your life. This page looks at what spirituality and religion is and how it may be helpful if you have a mental health issue. You may find this page useful if you are a care or a health professional.
LGBT+ mental health
Some people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. Other people don’t feel that they fit into traditional categories of gender and sexuality. Some people who identify as LGBT+ may experience difficulties that affect their health and well-being. LGBT+ people can face prejudice and discrimination as part of a minority. This section looks at some of these issues and how to get support.
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.