Mental Health

Depression , anxiety, addictions, obsessions and general worry are the modern ideas of what an unrest of mental health may suggest.

It’s a topic society is becoming increasingly comfortable talking about, which is excellent news, because isolation is a huge part of what can cause a person to feel sad, anxious, or addicted.

  • For some seeking help from friends or family may be the best step, but sometimes it can feel like more than just isolation and professional help is preferred
    Click on image for more info

For some seeking help from friends or family may be the best step, but sometimes it can feel like more than just isolation and professional help is preferred.

The NHS offers free mental health services. Most people access these services after being referred by their GP. However, there are some mental health services that will allow a self-referral, including services for drug and alcohol issues.

You can also manage some mental health problems without going to the GP. Below are links to find local organisations and online services that offer a range of resources to help with mental health issues.

Mental Health Support Services

Mental Health Support Services for Young People

Mental Health Helpline

The NHS also offers a mood assessment quiz online which can help you self-assess and understand how you feel.

Once you have decided which mental health service provider to use, you are ready to book your appointment. This is done through the NHS e-Referral Service by your GP or yourself.

References

Sam Fitzpatrick Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.

Milad Rouf Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.

N/A