Mental health

Worried about mental health?

If you're having mental health problems, you're not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives.

Coping with bereavement

A bereavement counsellor explains what bereavement is, how to cope and where to go for help and support.

Financial problems and relationships

Financial problems can put pressure on your relationship. Taking practical action can help ease the strain.

Feel you can't go on?

If you are feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, here are the people who can help

Returning to work after mental health issues

Find out how to get back into work if you've been off because of mental or emotional health issues.

Addiction: what is it?

If you have an addiction, you're not alone. One in three of us has an addiction, but effective treatments are available.

Talking to children about feelings

If you're worried about a child you think has a problem, getting them to talk about it can really help.

Raising low self-esteem

Why some people have low self-esteem and how it can affect your mental health, plus simple tips on how to give your self-esteem a boost.

Audio guides to boost your mood

Eight mental wellbeing audio guides to help you better understand the problems you may be facing.

Stopping smoking is good for your mental health

Being smoke-free helps relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression

'I used to drink all day'

George Budge knew he had to get help when he realised he was drinking all day, every day.

Better mental health through singing

A psychologist and a musical expert explain why singing can boost your mental health, and Jane describes how joining a singing group helped her deal with her phobia of driving.

Media last reviewed: 21/09/2014

Next review due: 21/09/2016

Help and support for young people

Mental health hub for young people with advice on depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, bullying and eating disorders

Find mental health services

Get details of mental health services available near you

Mental health services

Find out what mental health services exist and how to access them

Moodzone

Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? NHS Choices Moodzone can help you on your way to feeling better

Depression self-assessment

Are you depressed?

If you've been feeling low or down about things, take this short test to find out if you're suffering from depression

Worried someone is depressed?

If you’re concerned about a friend or relative who seems depressed, find out how you can help them

How to control your anger

Tips and advice on how to control your anger, and information on anger management programmes

Is your child depressed?

Spot the warning signs of depression in children and teenagers, and see what help is available