Users' questions

Can I get a general mental health check?

Can I get a general mental health check?

You’ll usually need a referral from your GP or another doctor to see a psychiatrist on the NHS. Your GP may refer you directly to a psychiatrist or to a member of a local mental health team, who can assess your needs and help determine if you need to see a psychiatrist or a different mental health professional.

Where can I get mental health advice?

Below are details on services and organisations that offer help and support directly to people with mental health problems:

  • Talk to the Samaritans.
  • Shout Crisis Text Line.
  • Rethink Mental Illness.
  • Mind.
  • Tell someone you trust.
  • Talk to your GP.
  • Specialist mental health services.
  • How to access support.

    How do I ask for mental health help?

    Tips for How to Ask for Help When You’re Depressed

    1. 1 – Resist Stigmatizing Yourself. Depression is a problem that has a solution.
    2. 2 – Reach Out Where You Feel the Most Comfortable.
    3. 3 – Practice Saying That You’re Not Okay.
    4. 4 – Have Someone Else Call for an Appointment.
    5. 5 – Don’t Be Afraid of a Diagnosis.

    What are the things that you can do to cope up with mental issues?

    How to look after your mental health

    • Talk about your feelings. Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.
    • Keep active.
    • Eat well.
    • Drink sensibly.
    • Keep in touch.
    • Ask for help.
    • Take a break.
    • Do something you’re good at.

    What are some good mental habits?

    5 habits to help you improve your mental health

    • Get plenty of sleep. Sleep is important because it allows your body to rest and your mind to reset.
    • Eat healthy and exercise.
    • Find a connection with others.
    • Relaxation techniques.
    • Practice gratitude and stay positive.

      What can we do to help people with mental illness?

      Our Advice Service offers practical help on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits and carers rights. We also offer general help on living with mental illness, medication and care. We’re happy to receive Next Generation Text Service (NGTS) calls.

      How to contact Rethink Mental Illness advice service?

      You can contact us via email, telephone or webmail. When it comes to getting the right information, you can turn to us. The Rethink Mental Illness advice service can offer practical support on a wide range of topics such as diagnosis & treatment, The Mental Health Act, welfare benefits and carers rights.

      Where can I get legal help for mental health?

      Available Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm to provide legal information and general advice on mental health related law, covering: Human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues. Call Mind legal line on 0300 466 6463 (UK). Available Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm for practical advice on: Your rights under the Mental Health Act.

      How to talk to your GP about mental health?

      See our guide on How to talk to your GP about your mental health. There are a number of specialist services that provide various treatments, including counselling and other talking treatments.

      How do you stay mentally healthy?

      Ten ways to stay mentally healthy. 1 Put people before things: spend more time with friends and family. Nurture your relationships. 2 Be authentic: focus on activities you really believe in, whether it’s a hobby, a project at work, a cause. 3 Don’t measure success in how much you earn or what possessions you own.

      How does mental health start?

      Mental illness can begin at any age, from childhood through later adult years, but most cases begin earlier in life. The effects of mental illness can be temporary or long lasting. You also can have more than one mental health disorder at the same time. For example, you may have depression and a substance use disorder.

      How does Mental Health Help You?

      Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

      What are good mental habits?

      Another healthy habit that leads to better mental health is making social connections. Whether it’s volunteering, joining a club, or attending a movie, communal activities help improve mood and mental functioning by keeping the mind active and serotonin levels balanced. Don’t isolate yourself.