Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.
Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems. Diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.
Resources & Guidance for Patients & Carers
The following charities may be used by patients to learn more about their mental health condition, and read case studies of others who have suffered and been treated for them. They also provide a handy contact resource for questions outside of GP surgery hours.
Self help resources for patients
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy resources (all free but some require registration)
Resources for Carers
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.