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Get support

You never have to deal with a mental health condition alone. There is a wide range of support available from people who understand and can help.

Charities that can help

Mental Health UK brings together four mental health charities, working across the UK to offer information and support.


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Northern Ireland

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United Kingdom

24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Worried about someone you know? 

If you think a friend, relative or colleague is struggling with their mental health it may feel difficult to talk about it. But letting them know you are there to listen and support them can make a big difference.  For practical tips on how to start a conversation you can visit the Time To Change website. 

1 in 3 GP appointments relate to mental health issues.

You might find it hard to talk about how you feel, but every GP has mental health training. They’re ready to offer the right support. 

Speaking to your GP about Mental Health

What will happen?

Your GP might prescribe medication, offer talking therapy or suggest lifestyle changes. They can also refer you to a specialist team if they think you’re affected by a more serious condition.

Make the most of your visit

  • See if there is a GP in the practice with a mental health interest
  • Ask for a double appointment if you think you’ll need more time
  • Write down your feelings and symptoms
  • Write down any questions
  • Take someone you trust with you

You have the right to see any GP in the practice

If you’re away from home and need to see a GP, you can get emergency treatment or register as a temporary resident with one nearby.