Mental Health

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.

You can subscribe to wellbeing podcasts on the Mental Health FoundationWebsite.

The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.

External links

Mental Health – Healthtalkonline Healthtalkonline, lets you share experiences of health and illness.

Alzheimer’s Disease An information sheet helping to understand more about Alzheimer’s Disease

Depression An information sheet helping to understand more about the causes, treatment and understanding of Depression

Alzheimer’s Society Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Mental Health Foundation Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live

Community Living WellCommunity Living Well is the community mental health service for anyone aged 16 and over in Kensington & Chelsea, Queen’s Park and Paddington. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood or isolation, Community Living Well can help. It makes it easy for you, and anyone who cares for you, to access a wide range of clinical and wellbeing services. Services include: NHS Talking Therapies (IAPT), and wellbeing services, such as peer support groups, self-care and practical support with employment, debt, housing and benefits issues.You can refer yourself and you will be contacted within 5 working days.Website: www.communitylivingwell.co.ukSelf-refer: https://communitylivingwell.co.uk/self-referral-form-mental-health/Call: 020 3317 4200Email: cnw-tr.clw@nhs.net