Hearing voices means hearing a voice when no one else is around, or that other people can’t hear.
Long-term physical conditions and mental health
Long-term physical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or asthma can have a significant impact on your mental health.
Medication for mental health problems
Your doctor may offer you medication to treat your mental illness. Medication can significantly improve your symptoms, although you may experience side-effects.
Mindfulness is a technique you can learn to be fully present and engaged in the moment without judging anything. It can help you manage your thoughts, feelings and mental health.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder involving distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviours.
Mental health in later life
As we get older, changes in our lives such as retirement, bereavement or physical illness can affect our mental health.
A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense fear. It can come on quickly and for no apparent reason. Panic attacks can be very frightening, but they’re not dangerous.
Parenting and mental health
Being a parent with a mental illness can be hard. But with the right support, you can be a good parent while managing your mental health.