Mental health

Mental health

Worried about mental health?

If you’re having mental health problems, you’re not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives.

Coping with bereavement

A bereavement counsellor explains what bereavement is, how to cope and where to go for help and support.

Financial problems and relationships

Financial problems can put pressure on your relationship. Taking practical action can help ease the strain.

Feel you can’t go on?

If you are feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, here are the people who can help

Returning to work after mental health issues

Find out how to get back into work if you’ve been off because of mental or emotional health issues.

Duncan Irvine

‘Samaritans saved me’

Duncan Irvine talks about how a last-minute phone call to the Samaritans saved his life.

Addiction: what is it?

If you have an addiction, you’re not alone. One in three of us has an addiction, but effective treatments are available.

Losing someone close through suicide

Guilt and blame are among the feelings people can experience following a suicide.

Talking to children about feelings

If you’re worried about a child you think has a problem, getting them to talk about it can really help.

Raising low self-esteem

Why some people have low self-esteem and how it can affect your mental health. Plus simple tips on how to give your self-esteem a boost.

Stopping smoking is good for your mental health

Being smoke-free helps relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression

‘I used to drink all day’

George Budge knew he had to get help when he realised he was drinking all day, every day.

‘How I help improve student mental health’

University mental health adviser Dr Luke Jefferies explains the support he offers his students and the NHS.

Battling mental stigma through Emmerdale

Psychiatric nurse Lol Butterfield used his experience of depression to advise a character in the ITV soap Emmerdale.


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