Getting help for your mental health

Getting help with your mental health can involve developing new coping mechanisms, speaking to your GP, finding the right therapy for you, or seeking help in a crisis. This page provides you with a range of options, separated into the following categories:

What you can do for your mental health

Mental capacity

The causes and potential consequences of a lack of mental capacity, and how you can plan ahead.

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The benefits of mindfulness and how to practice it.

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Self-management of mental ill-health

What self-management is and how self-management courses work.

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Prevention and mental health

What prevention means, preventative measures to help yourself, and changes society can make to prevent mental health problems.

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What is recovery, what might help with my recovery and what support is available.

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Talking to your GP about your mental health

Getting the most out of your appointment with your GP, what might happen during your GP appointment, and finding a GP.

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Seeking external support

Peer support

Different types of peer support, what peer support can help with and how to find peer support.

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Talking therapies

Who can benefit from talking therapy, different types of talking therapy, how to find a therapist and what happens in talking therapy.

Medication for mental health problems

The different types of medication and how to decide which, if any, is the right one for you.

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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

What CBT is, how it is different to other therapies, and what CBT can help with.

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Online mental health support

All kinds of online support are available - information and apps, one-to-one support and therapy, self-help programs and communities.

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During a crisis

Crisis care

What to do if you need urgent help for your mental health, and how to plan for a crisis.

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Suicidal thoughts

What it means to be suicidal, and what you can do if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.

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Finance, housing and unemployment worries

Many of us face daily challenges with our health, finances, job security, housing and caring responsibilities. But there are solutions out there. We can help you find the support you need right now.

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Change, loss and bereavement

We have all been through challenging times following change, loss and bereavement. We offer suggestions of things you can do to help cope with any difficult feelings you may experience while adjusting.

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Tips to look after your mental health during scary world events

Learning about global events can cause uncertainty, and you may feel fear, anxiety or a loss of control over your own life. We have created some advice to help you cope and support your loved ones during these uncertain times.

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Get help

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, you are not alone, and there are places you can go to get help.
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