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  • Mental Health

    Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and in England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.

    There are many different types of mental health problems including: anxiety, depression, loneliness, OCD, phobias, panic attacks and stress.

    How to find support

    If you’re feeling sad, anxious, angry or stressed, remember you’re not alone. If you are experiencing mental health difficulties you should make an appointment with your doctor. There are a variety of treatments that they can recommend. It is possible to self refer to a psychological therapies service without seeing your GP on the NHS website, more information on self referral can be found here.

    If you need urgent help, call Samaritans free on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org.

    Self-help and treatments

    If you’re considering trying self-help techniques or seeking treatment for mental health problems, here are a few different options: