Our mental health refers to our emotional and psychological wellbeing. Mental health problems range from common conditions like depression and anxiety, to rarer conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Around 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem at some point in life. Everyone feels sad, anxious or stressed from time to time, but if those feelings start to become overwhelming, there’s help available.
Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes people to fear situations where it's difficult to escape or get help if things go wrong. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and what treatment is available.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects the relationship that you have with food and your body. We explain how to spot the warning signs and what support and help is available
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, like fear or worry. It can be mild or severe, and can sometimes be linked to panic attacks. Learn more about its symptoms, causes and the types of anxiety disorders.
People with binge eating disorder have uncontrollable binges on excessive amounts of food until they feel uncomfortably full. Find out about the warning signs and symptoms and how to get help.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition where you experience extreme mood swings of manic ‘highs’ followed by depressive ‘lows’. Find out more about the symptoms and signs of bipolar.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality condition that affects your thoughts, feelings and how you interact with others. Learn about the symptoms and help available.
Bulimia is an eating disorder causing you to binge on food and then purge to compensate. Find out more about this cycle, what causes bulimia and how to get help and support.
Claustrophobia is one of the most common phobias. People with claustrophobia have an intense and irrational fear of confined spaces. We look at the symptoms of claustrophobia and the treatment available.
A mental health crisis can occur after a significant event or moment in your life, and can last for varying lengths of time. Help and support is often required to help process and manage your emotions.
Depression is a mental health condition that's described as a persistent feeling of sadness and unhappiness. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of depression, and what can be done to help.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) can cause you to feel overwhelmed and anxious on a regular basis. Discover the symptoms of the condition and the best ways to manage it.
Grief is a natural emotion in response to the loss of a loved one or a major life event. The grieving process can take time, but if it’s making you feel depressed and you’re struggling to cope with your everyday life, help is available.
Health anxiety (previously known as hypochondria) is the regular or constant worry that you have an illness or may fall ill, even when medical tests show there’s nothing present. The anxiety can be very hard to control and take over everyday life.
People with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have frequent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or feel the need to keep repeating certain actions (compulsions). Find out about what causes OCD and the signs and symptoms.
Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder where you have recurring and sudden panic attacks. Here we look at the symptoms and outline treatment that can help.
If you have a personality disorder, it means that you think, feel and behave in a fixed way which has a big impact on your daily life. Learn about the different types of personality disorders, their symptoms and how they’re diagnosed.
If you feel a very intense and persistent fear of something such as an animal, place, situation or a feeling, you may have a phobia. There are many different types of phobias and a range of treatments available to help cope with the anxiety they cause.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event. Find out about the symptoms and how it’s treated.
It’s normal for women to feel a bit low after giving birth, but if the symptoms are persistent and have a big impact on daily life, it could be postnatal depression. Find out more about the signs and what support is available.
Psychosis is when you have a different interpretation of reality to others – you may see or hear things that others don't or believe things that aren't true. Find out more about the symptoms and what causes psychosis.
Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that affects the way you think. It can have a significant impact on your daily life and comes with a range of different psychological symptoms. Learn about the symptoms, possible causes and how to get treatment and support.
People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) feel depressed at specific times of the year. We explain the symptoms and what can help.
People with social anxiety disorder have an intense fear of social situations and avoid them whenever possible. Find out about the causes of social anxiety and how it’s treated.
Stress can be a problem when it’s very intense or lasts for a prolonged time. Sometimes, stress can affect our physical and mental health and in these cases it’s important to seek help.
An addiction can be a reliance on a substance such as alcohol or drugs, or a behaviour like gambling or sex. Giving up an addiction can be difficult, but there are different types of support available.
Smoking increases your risk of developing serious diseases. Although quitting is difficult, it can have a huge positive impact on your health, and support is available.