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.
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.
Sam Fitzpatrick Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.
Milad Rouf Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.