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Mental health services

Find out how to access NHS mental health services and where to get urgent help.

Urgent advice: If it's an emergency or you need urgent help

Your mental health is as important as your physical health. You will not be wasting anyone's time.

NHS therapy and counselling services

NHS talking therapies services are for people in England aged 18 or over. You can speak to your GP about talking therapies or get in touch with the talking therapies service directly without going to your GP. Talking therapies can treat conditions like:

  • depression
  • generalised anxiety
  • social anxiety
  • panic and agoraphobia
  • other phobias
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • body dysmorphic disorder

Get NHS therapy and counselling

How to find local mental health services

The support you can get and how you access it depends on where you are

Find local mental health charities

You can visit Hub of Hope to search for mental health charities where you live. It's run by a national charity called Chasing the Stigma.

Mental health services for children and young people

Find out about support for mental health for children, young people, parents and carers

Find care for your mental health before, during and after pregnancy

Find out how to get help with your mental health if you're planning to have a baby, if you're pregnant, or after you've given birth