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Advocacy support to get your voice heard

Advocacy is where someone helps you to get your views and opinions heard. They can support you to access services if you are unable to do so by yourself.

Anxiety

Two in three people experience anxiety or depression at some point in their life. It can be mild and last only a few weeks or it can be a lot more severe.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.

Dementia

Dementia is a term used to describe various disorders involving a loss of brain function, such as thinking, memory, reasoning and language.

Depression

There are different types of depression or low mood. The symptoms can be mild or severe and impact people differently. Help and support is available if you are feeling sad, lost, lonely or in a low mood.

Hearing voices and hallucinations

A hallucination is a sensory experience that occurs in the absence of an external stimulus. For example hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling or feeling something that isn’t there.

Making decisions and your mental capacity

Some people have difficulties making decisions. This could be due to a learning disability, dementia, a mental health problem, or a brain injury

Mental Health

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. 1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Mental health emergency or crisis services

If you need help with a mental health problem outside normal working hours here are services you can use.

Mental health support for veterans, their families and carers

The stress and trauma associated with serving in the armed forces can impact on your mental health. Support is available.