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Mental health concerns how we think, feel and behave. Mental ill health can affect our relationships, physical health and day-to-day life.

One in four of us will experience a mental health problems in our lifetime.

It's very important that if you're suffering from a mental health problem, you get help as soon as possible.

Who do I contact about my mental health?

Mental health services are free through the NHS. Some services accept self-referrals; others need a referral from a GP or other healthcare professional.

You can find out more information about services near you, and what kinds of referrals they accept here.

I need help right away

If you're in crisis and need help right away, there are lots of services available to help. You can find a list of mental health helplines here.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 999 straight away.