Driving and mental illness
You must tell the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if you have certain mental illnesses. Or if your medication affects your driving. This section explains how and when to tell the DVLA about your illness or medication. It explains what could happen when you tell the DVLA and how to challenge a decision if you think it is wrong.
You might have found it difficult to get what you want from the NHS or social services. Advocates can help you to express your concerns, get information and explore options for moving forward. This page explains more about what advocates do. And how they can help you and how you can find one near you.
This section explains why you might ask for a second opinion and how to ask for it. You do not have a right to a second opinion, but you can ask for one. This page will also look at what your options are if you ask for a second opinion and do not get one. This page is for people with a diagnosed mental health condition and their carers.
Many different organisations will need to record information about you. For example, health professionals need to keep information about your treatment. This section explains how organisations should protect the information you give them. This section is for people who live with mental illness.