for better mental health

Neurosurgery for mental disorder (NMD)

Explains what NMD is, what the operation is like, possible side effects and alternative surgical treatments. Also covers the law around consent to treatment by NMD.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services across England and Wales. These might be talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Regulates and inspects health and social care services in England.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW)

0300 062 8163
Independent regulator for healthcare in Wales, where you can make complaints and provide feedback.

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

0800 389 6809
Provides information on the law relating to mental health treatment in Scotland.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.


03332 127890
Charity run by and for people with OCD.

This information was published in February 2018. We will revise it in 2021.

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