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Alcohol and mental health
Learn about alcohol, how it can affect our mental health, how much is too much and where to get help.
Learn more about anxiety and fear. Read about the signs and symptoms of anxiety and how it can be treated.
Armed forces and mental health
Learn about the mental health risks and support available for veterans and people currently in the armed forces.
Learn more about arts therapies. Find out how creative expression is helpful to healthy human development and recovery from mental ill-health.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Learn about the signs, symptoms and causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Autism spectrum disorder
Learn more about autism as an umbrella term for conditions within the autism spectrum. Find out about communication and social behaviour with autism.
Learn more about the different types of bipolar disorder. Find out about the signs, symptoms, causes, treatment and support.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities
Learn more about how different ethnic groups have different rates and experiences of mental health problems.
Learn more about bulimia nervosa. Find out about signs, symptoms, causes and treatment.
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Learn more about child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Find out how they are structured and how to access their services.
Children and young people
Learn about mental health in children and young people. Get advice on things that can help keep children and young people mentally well.
Christmas and mental health
Learn about Christmas and mental health. Find out how to keep your mental health in balance during the festive season.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Learn more about chronic fatigue syndrome. Find out about it's impact on mental health.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Learn more about cognitive behavoural therapy (CBT). Find out about how it works and what mental health conditions are treated with it.
Debt and mental health
Learn more about debt and mental health. Find out how mental health problems can affect your finances and how to get help.
Learn more about dementia. Find out about causes, dementia and depression, caring for someone with dementia, self-directed support and how to look after yourself.
Learn more about depression. Find out about signs, symptoms, types of depression, how to get help and medication.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
Learn about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Find out about the criteria to authorise DoLS, who this affects, what to do if you think someone is being deprived of their liberty, and what to do if you have a DoLS applied to you.
Diet and mental health
Learn about how diet can affect our mental health. Find out more about eating well, nutrition, and what you should eat.
Digital mental health
Learn about digital mental health. Find out how it uses digital technology to manage mental health through prevention, monitoring and treatment.
Drugs and mental health
Learn about drugs and mental health. Find out more about substance abuse, the different types of drugs used, and what leads to it.
Learn more about dyspraxia. Find out how it affects people, how many people have dyspraxia and how to get help for it.
Learn about eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Find out what the causes, signs, effects and treatments are for them.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Learn about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Find out what it is used for, how it works and what some of the controversies are surrounding it.
Equity and inequality
Learn about mental health inequality. Find out more about these avoidable inequalities, who they effect and how best to challenge them.
Football and mental health
Learn about football and mental health. Find out about its positive and negative effects on mental health.
Friends of the Foundation
Helping to make a real impact on the mental health of our young people today.
Friendship and mental health
Learn about the importance of friendship in supporting good mental health. Find out more about disclosing to or supporting a friend experiencing mental ill health.
Gambling and mental health
Learn about gambling. Find out why we gamble, how to know when gambling has become a problem, how to help yourself and how to help a loved one.
Learn more about hallucinations. Find out what they are, what happens when you are experiencing them and what mental health diagnosises they are most commonly linked to.
Learn more about hearing voices. Find out about the symptoms, prevalence, causes and treatments alongside practical advice.
Housing and mental health
Learn about the connection between housing and mental health. Find out how housing can impact mental health, what housing support is available and about mental health and homelessness.
Human rights and mental health
Learn about human rights and mental health. Find out what your rights are and what you should do if you think someone's rights are being interfered with.
Long-term physical conditions and mental health
Learn about long-term physical conditions and how they link to mental health. Find out about mental and physical health in the UK and what the Mental Health Foundation is doing about this.
Mealtimes and mental health
Learn about the many psychological, social and biological benefits of eating meals with other people.
Medication for mental health problems
Learn about medication for mental health problems. Find out about drug categories, prescribing medication and questions to ask.
Men and mental health
Read about men's mental health. Learn about how likely they are to seek help and about men and suicide.
Learn about what mental capacity means. Find out what causes a lack of mental capacity, about The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and why the Mental Health Foundation is an expert in this.
Mental health in later life
Learn about mental health in later life. Find out about some of the key areas that can affect mental health in later life such as retirement, depression and dementia.
Mental health literacy
Learn more about mental health literacy. Find out the positive benefits to mental health literacy such as acquired knowledge of how to seek access to mental health information.
Learn about mindfulness. Find out more about mindfulness and mental health, how it can benefit people during pregnancy, in criminal justice, schools and the workplace.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
Learn about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Find out how it combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching with elements from cognitive behaviour therapy.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Learn about mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Find out how it aims to address prolonged periods of stress which can lead to poor mental and physical health.
Learn about mutual caring. Find out how families develop routines and ways of coping that mean both the older carer and the person with learning disabilities look after each other.
New Year's resolutions
Learn how to stick to New Year's resolutions. Find out how they can have a positive impact on mental health through examples such as getting more exercise and giving up smoking.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Learn about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Find out what the symptoms, causes and treatments are and how family and friends can help.
Learn about panic attacks. Find out what the symptoms, self-management techniques and treatment options are.
Parents and mental health
Learn about parents and mental health. Find out how ill health can affect parenting and their children and what can be done to protect children and young people's mental health.
Parity of esteem
Learn about parity of esteem. Find out why it is important for mental health, how the parity gap is measured and where it comes up in legislation.
Learn about Peer Support and mental health. Find out what the benefits are, who benefits, and what the types of Peer Support are.
Learn about a Personal Budget allocated to you by the council to meet your social care needs. Find out how you can receive it, what it may be used for, if you need to pay anything towards it and individual budgets.
Learn about personality disorders. Find out the types, causes, treatments and self management strategies for pesonality disorders.
Pets and mental health
Learn about pets and mental health. Find out how pets can have a positive effect on mental health, with depression, loneliness, later life, ADHD, autism. Read about our own research into this.
Learn about phobias. Find out what the common types are and what strategies can be used to help you cope with your phobia.
Physical activity and mental health
Learn about physical activity and mental health. Find out how physical activity can have a positive affect on your mental health as well as physical health.
Physical health and mental health
Learn about mental health and physical health. Find out how mental health can affect physical health, what lifestyle factors influence this and about long-term health conditions and mental health.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Learn about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Find out about the symptoms and treatment for PTSD.
Learn about Postnatal depression. Find out how prevalent it is, when it can happen, what causes it, where and when to seek help, and other mental health problems post pregnancy.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
Learn about Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Find out about the symptoms, causes, treatments and more.
Learn about recovery and mental health. Find out about the recovery process, what supports this, what the links are between recovery and social inclusion and what tools can help.
Learn about schizophrenia. Find out what the misconceptions, symptoms, treatments, and self management techniques are.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Learn about seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Find out what the symptoms are and how many people are affected by it.
Learn about self-harm and mental health. Find out about treatment and recovery, why people self-harm and how it can become a cycle.
Self-management of mental ill-health
Learn about self-management of mental health. Find out how people can learn skills and attend courses for self-management.
Self-management: 10 things you need to know
Learn about self-management. Find out the 10 things that can help to control mental ill health such as goal setting, routine and crisis planning.
Learn about the links between sexuality and mental health. Find out why people who identify with certain sexualities are at greater risk of some mental health problems.
Learn about sight and learning disabilities. Find out what some of the issues are affecting people with a sight problem and learning disabilities.
Skydive for us
Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, get a huge adrenaline rush and raise valuable funds for mental health.
Learn about sleep and mental health. Find out about common sleep disorders, helping yourself with sleep, what treatments are available and sleep disorders in children.
Smoking and mental health
Learn about smoking and mental health. Find out about smoking and addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and ways to help you quit and get further support.
Learn about spirituality. Find out how spirituality can help people maintain good mental health.
Stigma and discrimination
Learn about mental health stigma and discrimination. Find out about the causes and implications of this.
Learn about stress. Find out what the symptoms are, who is affected by it, how you can help yourself and resources that can help you cope.
Learn more about suicide and mental health. Find out about risk factors, prevention, help and support and recovery from a suicide attempt.
Learn about talking therapies and mental health. Find out what talking therapies are, what the types of talking therapies are, how to access therapy and how to choose your therapist.
Talking to your GP about your mental health
Learn about talking to you GP about your mental health. Find out how to get the most out of your appointment, get advice on finding the best GP for you and useful information guides.
Learn about the importance of defining the terms used to describe people experiencing mental ill health and read our list of definitions.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
Learn about The Mental Capacity Act 2005. Find out more about who it applies to, what mental capacity is, how the Act could affect you and where to find out more.
Find out more about tourette's syndrome. Learn about the neurobehavioral disorder and the diagnostic criteria.
Video interaction guidance
Learn about video interaction guidance. Find out about its benefits on parent-infant interactions and why being cared for as a baby is important for future mental health.
Welfare and mental health
Just as some people with physical health problems and disabilities require support from the state, so do some people with mental health problems. Living with a mental health problem is frequently linked to an increased need for welfare support. 1 People with mental health problems have among the lowest employment rates of all disadvantaged groups, as well as being at higher risk of falling out of work. 2 However mental health problems do not need to stop you from working: with the right support, guidance and the right job, people with mental health challenges play a vital role in the...
Welfare Reform Act 2012
The Welfare Reform Act came into place in April 2013 and represented a massive overhaul of the UK's welfare system.
Women and mental health
Mental health problems affect women and men equally, but some are more common among women.