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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I do if the support doesn’t help?
    It can be difficult to find the things that will help you, as different things help different people. It’s important to be open to a range of approaches and to be committed to finding the right help and to continue to be hopeful, even when some things don’t work out.
  • Can you prevent mental health problems?
    We can all suffer from mental health challenges, but developing our wellbeing, resilience, and seeking help early can help prevent challenges becoming serious.
  • What causes mental health problems?
    Challenges or problems with your mental health can arise from psychological, biological, and social, issues, as well as life events.
  • How do I know if I need treatment?
    If your mental health disorder is interfering with everyday life, you may be a good candidate for treatment. Unresolved trauma, uncontrollable mood disorders, impulsive behavior, and depressive and anxious thoughts are signs you may need treatment.
  • What do I do if I’m worried about my mental health?
    The most important thing is to talk to someone you trust. This might be a friend, colleague, family member, or GP. In addition to talking to someone, it may be useful to find out more information about what you are experiencing. These things may help to get some perspective on what you are experiencing and be the start of getting help.
  • What should I do if I’m worried about a friend or relative?
    This may depend on your relationship with them. Gently encouraging someone to seek appropriate support would be helpful to start with. ***If you or someone else is in crisis, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to speak with a trained crisis worker by calling 1-800-273-8255 or by chatting online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat. Both services are free, confidential, and available 24/7***
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