Need urgent help?

Information

Are you feeling any of these things?

  • Tired
  • Tense
  • Distracted
  • Emotional
  • Scared
  • Lonely
  • Stressed
  • Hopeless
  • Vulnerable
  • Confused

All of these feelings are normal, but if severe, persistent or troubling it’s worth contacting your GP. If you’ve been given a diagnosis you can find out more in our A-Z of conditions below (although it’s worth mentioning that some people don’t find diagnoses helpful). There’s also info here on other issues which might be linked to your mental wellbeing.

All Conditions

  • An addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to do, take or use something to the point that it may be harmful. Common addictions are to alcohol or drugs but it…
  • It can often be challenging to access services and communicate your needs, and mental health issues can make this even harder An advocate is someone who supports you to do…
  • A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. Agoraphobia is often thought of as a fear of open spaces, but it’s much…
  • Alcohol misuse means drinking excessively – more than the recommended limits of alcohol consumption (see below). This can lead to a number of harmful physical and psychological effects, such as…
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting almost 500,000 people in the UK. The term “dementia” describes a loss of mental ability associated with gradual death of…
  • Anxiety is often identified as an intense uneasiness, worry or fear. It’s completely normal to feel anxious about something like a medical appointment, a test or a job interview, and…
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. ADHD can occur in people of any intellectual ability, although it is more…
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. It includes Asperger syndrome and childhood autism. In the UK, it’s estimated that about one…
  • Bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your moods which can swing from one extreme to another. It used to be called Manic Depression. If you have bipolar disorder you…
  • People who have a minority ethnic background often face additional barriers when they need to access mental health services and information. Alongside this, when they do access services, they can…
  • Personality disorders are conditions that can cause a range of distressing symptoms and patterns of behaviour. People given a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality…
  • Caring for someone with mental health difficulties can be a very important way of helping them.  However, it can be very demanding and carers may need support themselves to keep…
  • It’s estimated that 1 in 10 young people live with mental health issues. Maintaining good mental health is as important for a child’s development as their physical health – enabling…
  • Dementia is a common condition that affects about 800,000 people in the UK. Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people…
  • Everyone experiences difficult periods in their lives where they feel unhappy, have a low mood, or feel sad about life. When these feelings continue for weeks or months this may…
  • A dissociative disorder is a mental health condition that alters a person’s sense of reality. Someone with a dissociative disorder may have memory loss or may feel: that their body…

How Helpful was this Information?

Back to Top

Today's Activities - View All Activities