Mental health

Here you can find information and resources on how to cope with mental illness.

In this section

  • Depression is a mental illness where your mood is persistently low and you experience a loss of enjoyment in activities that you normally enjoy, for a sustained period of time. Read more
  • Losing someone is never easy. The death of someone by suicide can be particularly difficult. This page provides advice on how to cope and where to find help. Read more
  • We all feel worries or anxious sometimes, but an anxiety disorder can occur when these worries start to negatively impact on our day to day lives. Read more
  • Bipolar disorder is a mental illness which is characterised by a change in people's moods, and they experience periods of both depression and mania. Read more
  • There is a range of eating disorders which are experienced by individuals. Read more
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is where someone has obsessive thoughts that make them anxious and lead to compulsive behaviour. Find out where to learn more about OCD. Read more
  • Panic disorder is when you have repeated panic attacks – sudden episodes of intense anxiety and physical symptoms like if you were in danger. Read more
  • If someone’s been through a traumatic event, they can develop ongoing problems with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Find out where to learn more about PTSD. Read more
  • If someone has thoughts or feelings about suicide, it’s important to take them seriously. This section describes how to help someone find support, and what to do in an emergency. Read more
  • Schizophrenia is a disorder which may present which often presents as episodes of psychosis, which may include hallucinations and delusions affecting the way that people interpret their experiences. Read more
  • Some stress is good and necessary in our lives, but sustained high levels of stress can impact on our ability to manage our day to day lives. Find out how to recognise when your stress levels are too high, and how to reduce stress to a level that is healthy. Read more
  • It’s okay to talk about suicide, but it’s important to be mindful about how we do so. There are restrictions on making information about a suicide available publicly, in order to protect vulnerable people in our communities. Read more
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