Mental health problems can take many forms. 1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental health problem during our lives. When you have general health concerns you would normally visit your GP. It is no different if you are concerned about your mental health. You can find contact information about your GP by searching here. Your GP will discuss your health concerns with you, and should then be able to offer you suitable help. This help could be advice, medication, a referral to counselling services, or a referral to one of our specialist mental health services.
If you don’t have a GP at the moment, simply visit NHS Choices to find out how to register with one. In the meantime, our Help and Advice section has plenty of information that might be of help to you.
If you want to find out more about mental health before visiting your GP, then visit our Understanding Mental Health pages. These pages contain lots of advice on different mental health conditions, and explain some of the terms used in mental health. If you want to take a pro-active role in improving your mental health, then visit our Wellbeing page for everyday tips on how to reach a healthy level of mental wellbeing.