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.
Learn about the importance of defining the terms used to describe people experiencing mental ill health and read our list of definitions.
Women and mental health
Mental health problems affect women and men equally, but some are more common among women.
The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the biggest and most pressing challenge to the mental health of the general population.
About Us OLD
We are working towards a world with good mental health, and ending the inequalities that face people experiencing mental health problems, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity. We develop and run research and delivery programmes across the UK that have, for more than six decades, given us the evidence and expertise to know what works and how to intervene earlier. We use what we learn to help everyone by offering straightforward and clear information on every aspect of mental health and learning disabilities. Our advice also helps people help the people they care about...
Visiting our offices
Our headquarters is located in London but we also have offices in Scotland and Wales. London office Colechurch House 1 London Bridge Walk London SE1 2SX +44 (0)20 7803 1100 Download directions and a map to our London Office (PDF) Scotland Glasgow office Merchants House 30 George Square Glasgow G2 1EG +44 (0)141 572 0125 It's on the corner of George Square which is in the city centre, directly opposite Queen Street Railway Station. Edinburgh office Walker Street Edinburgh EH3 7LP +44 (0)131 243 3800 It lies just off Shandwick Place in the west end of the city, a five minute walk from Haymarket...
Alcohol and mental health
Learn about alcohol, how it can affect our mental health, how much is too much and where to get help.
Andrea on mindfulness: "I'm just so glad I gave it a chance"
"I was comforted by the fact that you can't do mindfulness 'wrong' so there was no danger of me 'failing' at it."
Jonathan, 18, has experienced extreme panic attacks and anxiety which threatened to mar his first year at university. "I have been undergoing the fight with anxiety and panic for as long as I can remember. I have struggled with it throughout my education and personal life and it has been a large factor of my life for so long, that I just learnt to deal and live with it, even though at this point I had no clue that what I was experiencing was anxiety and panic attacks . "In August 2013, I had my worst panic attack that I have ever had and was at this point, that I knew I really had to do...