When you’re living with a mental health problem or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information – about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues is vital. (Mind 2020)



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About health care and the difference between primary and secondary mental health care

Healthcare means the services provided to you to maintain and improve your health. This involves preventing, diagnosing and treating mental and physical illnesses, diseases and injuries.

Healthcare provided by the NHS is free at the point of delivery to UK residents, apart from certain things, such as dental care and eye tests. In Wales prescriptions are also free. In England perscriptions are free for some, but others have to pay for them. If you live in England it’s worth checking on the NHS website to see if you’re entitled to free prescriptions.  For more information about your right to care and how care is delivered click here.



A-Z of mental health conditions

If you’ve just been diagnosed with a mental health problem you might be looking for information on your diagnosis, treatment options and where to go for support. Mind information pages will help you learn more.

Drugs and treatment

When you’re living with a mental health problem it’s important that you get the support you need, when you need it. Whatever your situation, having access to information puts you in control.

Helping someone else

It can be really worrying when someone you know is going through a difficult time. Our information covers a wide range of mental health conditions, and contain helpful tips on supporting someone.

Legal rights
Tips for everyday living

Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on day to day life, making things that others might not think about a bit more difficult. We’ve put together these tips and guides to help you cope with everyday things like money, work, university and more.

Guides to support and services

The mental health system can be complicated and it can be hard to know where to go for support. We have guides to help you decide what the best option for you is.

Mind Helplines

Mind offers two confidential mental health information services, the Mind Infoline and the Legal Line.

Mind helplines:

  • Mind infoline – Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm – 0300 123 3393

This advice line is run by National Mind and offers advice and information on a range of mental health and legal issues.

  • Blue Light infoline – Monday to Friday – 9am – 5pm – 0300 303 5999

The Blue Light infoline offers confidential, independent and practical support, advice and signposting around mental health and wellbeing. The infoline is just for people working in the emergency services (staff and volunteers) and their families.

For information about services in Kensington and Chelsea contact our information service.

For young people

If you’re a young person, this information is for you. It can help you understand your feelings and find support if you need it.

Our most frequently searched Mind Guides