Mental health and wellbeing
Mental health problems are widespread and common, and people can and do recover from them.
A mental health problem could include:
There is a variety of support available to help you maintain good mental health and wellbeing. The NHS Choices website has a range of information and advice on mental health including tips for good mental health.
Other good sources of support include:
- Samaritans - support and someone to talk to
- Depression Alliance - information and support for sufferers and carers
- Anxiety UK - information and support for sufferers
- Its Good To Talk - details of counsellors and psychotherapists
- Rethink - support for sufferers of severe mental illness and their carers
- Sane - out of hours helpline providing support and information
- Mind - information and materials on depression and manic depression.
How to get support
If you are concerned about your mental health, or you are worried about the mental health of a relative or someone you care for, the first thing to do is speak to your GP. They will help you decide what support is needed.
Our Nottinghamshire Help Yourself website provides information about useful support and organisations to help you.
We provide a range of support for people with a mental health issue to help them live as independently as possibly. To receive support from us you will need to have a care and support assessment and be eligible for care.
If you are eligible, our community mental health team will help develop a support plan to meet your needs.