People with anorexia try to keep their weight as low as possible by not eating enough, exercising too much, or both.
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear. We all feel anxious at times, but anxiety may be a mental health problem if your feelings are very strong or last a long time. More than one in 20 of us have an anxiety disorder.
Armed forces and mental health
Learn about the mental health risks and support available for veterans and people currently in the armed forces.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, impulsive and have problems concentrating.
Autism and mental health
Autism is a developmental disability that affects how people communicate and experience the world around them. It isn’t a mental health problem.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem that mainly affects your mood. It can make you experience extreme highs and extreme lows. It used to be called manic depression.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities
Challenges such as racism, stigma and inequalities can affect the mental health of people from BAME communities.
People with bulimia nervosa have an unhealthy eating cycle. They will eat a lot of food (bingeing) and then do something to try to avoid weight gain, such as vomiting or taking laxatives (purging).
Children and young people
Mental health problems affect around one in six children. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder (a type of behavioural problem), and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help you understand how your thoughts and actions affect the way you feel.