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Guides to support and services

Navigating mental health services can be hard, especially when you're unwell. Find information about the different types of support available for mental health problems - including crisis services, talking therapies, advocacy and more.

Abuse support

Gives information that may help if you have experienced abuse.

Addiction and dependency support

Find support options for drug and alcohol addiction, as well as links to addiction support for gambling and sex.


Explains what advocacy is and how it can help you. Gives information on different types of advocacy, including statutory advocates, what sort of situations an advocate can help you with, and how to find an advocate.


Provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief.

Crisis services

A guide explaining what mental health crisis services are available, how they can help and when to access them. Also provides guidance on how you can plan for a crisis.


Explains how your mental health and your housing situation might affect each other. Provides tips on how to cope and where you can get more support.

Insurance cover and mental health

Explains how mental health problems can affect the insurance cover you get, what your legal rights are, and how to find the right cover for you. Includes a list of specialist insurance providers.

Learning disability support

A guide to learning disability support services, with information about what you can do to access them.

LGBTQIA+ mental health

Gives information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or questioning (LGBTQIA+).

Money and mental health

Gives information about the relationship between money worries and mental health, with suggestions on how to address them. Includes information about claiming benefits.

Peer support

Explains what peer support is, what types there are, how it can help you and how to access it.

Seeking help for a mental health problem

A guide to taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you. Also includes information about seeking help outside the NHS, and how to support someone else to seek help.

Talking therapies and counselling

Explains what talking therapies are, what happens during therapy, how to get the most from therapy and and how to find a therapist.

Support for emergency responders

Provides information and support for people working and volunteering in the emergency services, from our Blue Light Programme. Also provides information about how to get involved in the programme.

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