Explore mental health

Explore our content and resources designed to give you more information about mental health and mental health problems, how to look after your mental health and supporting someone else with their mental health, and helping prevent mental ill-health from developing in the first place.

It's all based on the evidence and experiences of people like you.

Factors that affect mental health

Learn more about the different biological, psychological, and social factors that can impact your mental health.

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Getting help for your mental health

Find out how you can help yourself, what external support is available, and what to do in a crisis.

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Mental health within different communities

Discover mental health information, tips, and advice that's relevant for different groups of people.

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Looking after your mental health

We want everyone to live mentally healthy lives. Luckily, there is plenty of evidence for the things that can help.

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Supporting someone else with their mental health

You can do many things to help if someone you know is experiencing mental ill-health.

We are the home of Mental Health Awareness Week

We host the annual event every May where the whole of the UK comes together to highlight the importance of achieving good mental health for all. Each year, there is a key theme to drive focus on a particular mental health topic.

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place 13-19 May 2024, with the theme: 'Movement: Moving more for our mental health'. 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Understanding mental health

A-Z topics

Find out more about specific mental health problems, and things that can have an effect on our mental health.

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In-depth publications about a wide range of mental health problems, free to download and read.

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Mental health statistics

Facts and statistics that can help us to understand mental health and mental health problems.


Preventing mental health problems

It isn’t possible to stop all mental ill-health from developing, but many mental health problems can be prevented with the right approach.

Find out more about prevention

Coronavirus and mental health

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our lives, and our mental health.

Our resources offer helpful tips and advice that we hope will help you, your friends, and your family to look after your mental health.

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Cost-of-living and mental health

The cost-of-living crisis is affecting us all, and our mental health.

Learn what you can do to protect your mental, emotional and physical health, and how you can help support others.

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Read blogs written by our mental health experts and people with personal experience of mental ill-health.

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Read stories of inspiring individuals' personal experiences of mental health and the things that have helped them.

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Read some of our articles about mental health.

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Welcome to the 'Let’s Talk: Mental Health' podcast, where we get together with different people and experts to chat about mental health.

Training courses and materials

We offer courses and resources to help you learn more about mental health, how to support the well-being of others and all the different things that can affect mental health.
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