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The internet is full of information about mental health conditions, but it’s easy to become a little lost. Here’s what you need to know:


The NHS website provides a comprehensive range of information on common mental health conditions. On the site you can find useful definitions of each condition, symptoms, treatments and advice for getting support. Learn more.

The mental health charity MIND has also created a useful A-Z of mental health, with downloads and print outs that are all free. Learn more

The information available online provides a useful explanation of common mental health conditions, but should be used as a guide only.

Diagnosing a mental health problem is a complex process, and is best left to clinically trained professionals. 

What to do

If you’re worried about your mental health (including feeling depressed or anxious), or are experiencing problems that are affecting your daily life then contact your GP surgery to book an appointment. Alternatively, you can self-refer to TALKWORKS.

If you would like to speak to someone immediately there are a number of mental health helplines offering expert advice and support. Learn more

If you’re feeling suicidal or are self-harming seek help immediately from a friend, your GP or contact Samaritans (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Learn more

You can find information on the range of services provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust by visiting the ‘Our Services’ page.

If you are in crisis call 111 or visit our 'I need help now' page or contact Samaritans on 116 123 or jo@samaritans.org.