One in four people will experience problems with their mental health during their lives. For some, stress at work, money worries or relationship troubles could become overwhelming and leave people in need of help. Others may suffer from ongoing and complex mental health conditions that require long-term care. If you’re experiencing the kind of feelings that make it difficult for you to get on with living your life, it’s important to talk to someone about how you are feeling.
Do you need urgent mental health help now?
If you've had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal, contact someone immediately such as your GP, a friend, a relative or someone else you can trust.
- call the Crisis Line on 0330 726 0130
- call the Samaritans free on 116 123
- if you've already taken an overdose or harmed yourself, dial 999.
If it’s not an emergency, there are many ways for you to seek help for mental health worries. The charity MIND offers some excellent advice on how to talk to your GP when you suspect you are suffering from a mental health problem.