Here we outline and summarise some of the more common mental health disorders.
Children and young people's mental health has never been so high on the public agenda. But it's vital that we have the basic facts if we are to see realised our vision of better mental health for all children, wherever they live, whatever their background or class.
There are many different types of treatments for mental health disorders and what treatment, or combination of treatments a person will receive will depend on the individual.
There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing?
Below are some telephone numbers, email addresses and websites of agencies or charities that can offer support or advice if you, or someone you know, needs it.
Figures fuel calls to ban or suspend use of electroconvulsive therapy on NHS.
By Maya Oppenheim, Women’s Correspondent
Experts say many others are denied help, and ‘relentless’ rise in demand could overwhelm NHS.
By Denis Campbell, Health policy editor
In this relaxation technique video, a doctor explains how you can take control of anxiety. This session focuses on how to relax. The video directs you to complete a body scan where you will be asked to focus on sensations in different parts of your body, and may not be suitable for people who are troubled by body sensations.
By Sarah Ingram
By Adam England
By Barbara Field
Mental health problems cost the UK economy at least £117.9 billion annually according to a new report published today by Mental Health Foundation and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Physical health problems significantly increase our risk of developing mental health problems, and vice versa.
If you’ve noticed changes to how you think and feel that are concerning you, talk to your GP about them. There might be an obvious cause for your feelings – like a bereavement or work stress – or you might not know why you feel the way you do. It’s ok to seek help either way.
By John Humphrys
New draft guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend people with depression should first be offered exercise before medication.
By Alannah Francis
Older people are far less likely to say they have mental health problems, or that they know anyone who does.
By Matthew Smith, Head of Data Journalism
According to statistics, Black people are more likely to experience discrimination and misdiagnosis when accessing mental health services. The Mix finds out more about their experiences.
If you’re worried about your mental health, one of the most helpful things you can do is tell someone about it. We know it might be scary but sharing how you’re feeling can be therapeutic
Mental health is about how we think, feel and act. Just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.