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The A-Z Of Mental Health

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A-Z Mental Health

Anger

When is anger a problem, and what can I do?

Antidepressants

Explains what antidepressants are, how they work, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Antipsychotics

Explains what antipsychotics are used for, how the medication works, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Anxiety and panic attacks

Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Arts therapies

Explains what arts therapies are, what they are for, and how they can help with your wellbeing

Bipolar disorder

Explains what bipolar disorder is, what kinds of treatment are available, and how you can help yourself cope. Also provides guidance on what friends and family can do to help.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)

Explains body dysmorphic disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Explains borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD), including possible causes and tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Carers, friends & family - coping & support

Explains how to cope when supporting someone else and gives practical suggestions for what you can do to look after yourself

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Explains what cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is, what it is for, what happens during therapy

Complementary and alternative therapies

Explains what complementary and alternative therapies are and how they are used

Complex PTSD

Explains post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including possible causes and tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Depression

Explains depression, including possible causes and how start helping yourself, with guidance for friends and family

Dissociative disorders

Explains what dissociative disorders are, including possible causes, with tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family

Drugs - recreational drugs & alcohol

Explains the mental health effects of recreational drugs, what might happen if you use recreational drugs and also have a mental health problem,

Eating problems

Explains eating problems, including possible causes with tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Food and mood

A guide to taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you.

Hearing voices

What are voices and who hears them? Why do people hear these voices?

Helping someone else seek help

A guide to taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you.

Hypomania and mania

Explains hypomania and mania, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Loneliness

Explains loneliness, giving practical suggestions for what you can do for your wellbeing

Mental health at work

Mental health problems at work are common. At least one in six workers is experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression.

Mental Health Law – Your Rights

Information about detention under the Mental Health (Jersey) Law. This includes the criteria for detention, information about different Articles and the rights of someone who has been detained.

Mental health problems (introduction)

Explains what mental health problems are, what may cause them. Also provides guidance on where to find more information, and tips for friends and family.

Mindfulness

Provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems.

Money and mental health

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

Nature and mental health

Explains the mental health benefits of nature and gives tips and ideas to try.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Explains what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, including possible causes, with tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Panic attacks

Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Paranoia

Explains paranoia, including possible causes and tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Parenting with a mental health problem

Explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children.

Peer support

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

Personality disorders

Explains personality disorders, including possible causes and tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Phobias

Explains phobias, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Physical activity, sport and mental health

Explains why being active is important, the types of activity to consider, how to overcome barriers, planning a safe routine and ideas for staying motivated.

Postnatal depression and perinatal mental health

Explains postnatal depression and other perinatal mental health issues, including possible causes, sources of treatment and support, and advice for friends and family.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Explains what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD are, and includes self-care tips and guidance for friends and family.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Explains what PMDD is and explores issues around getting a diagnosis. Also provides information on self care and how friends and family can help.

Psychosis

Explains what psychosis is, including possible causes and tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Recovery

The concept of recovery means different things to different people and can be defined as discovering a way of living a fulfilling and meaningful life despite being diagnosed with a mental illness.

Relaxation

Tips and exercises to help you relax.

Schizoaffective disorder

For anyone who has been given a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, and their friends and relatives. Explains what the disorder is, and the types of treatment and support available

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Explains seasonal affective disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Seeking help for a mental health problem

A guide to taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you

Self-esteem

Low self esteem? Find out more.

Self-harm

Explains self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Sleep problems

How to cope with sleep problems

Stress

Explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you with information about ways you can help yourself.

Suicidal feelings

Explains what suicidal feelings are, including possible causes and how you can learn to cope.

Supporting someone who feels suicidal

Explains how to support someone who feels suicidal, giving practical suggestions for what you can do.

Talking therapy and counselling

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

Wellbeing

Find out how to improve your mental wellbeing

Workplace mental health

Explains how you can be mentally healthy at work, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

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