Mental health

Mental health services are provided by your GP, primary care services, and specialist care services. This includes counselling, psychological therapies, and support services. If you are experiencing bereavement, depression, stress or anxiety, you can get help from primary care or community support. If you need more involved support, you can be referred for specialist care.

Specialist care is provided by mental health trusts or local councils. Services range from psychological therapy to medical and training services for people with severe mental health problems.

Get help quickly for psychosis

Psychosis is a medical term used to describe hearing or seeing things or holding unusual beliefs that others do not share.

London Digital Mental Wellbeing Service

Across London hundreds of people are working together to pilot a digital service that helps Londoners improve and maintain good mental wellbeing.

Crisis helplines

Find your local mental health crisis helpline here.

Mental health crisis information

Learn about what you should do during a crisis.

Mental Health Trusts in London

Mental Health Trusts provide health and care services for people with mental health problems.


Information on the signs and symptoms of dementia.

Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)

IAPT is a national programme to increase the availability of ‘talking therapies’ on the NHS.

What is schizophrenia?

This short video explores what it is to have schizophrenia, what causes it and how to help yourself and others with this information.

What is bipolar disorder?

The film was produced by the RCPsych Public Engagement Committee in conjunction with Damn Fine Media.

What is anxiety?

What it feels like to be anxious, suffer from panic attacks and/or phobias, and what help you can get if you have these feelings.