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Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.

Where can I get support locally?

Our Link Worker regularly sees patients who are experiencing problems with their mental health.

The ALISS website is a great resource to find out about local groups and services that can benefit patients, whether they are having problems with their mental health or not.

Young people – resources specifically for young people (and their families/carers) who are experiencing mental health difficulties

Other local sources of support for patients who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health include:

First Crisis – 0141 848 9090

Online options
  • Online CBT can be arrange through the NHS, ask your doctor to refer you.
  • Self access online CBT via “moodgym” https://moodgym.com.au/
Counselling options
Bereavement support
Substance misuse
  • Renfrewshire Drug Service – 0141 618 2585
  • Alcohol Problems – 0141 207 7878
  • National Gambling Helpline – 0808 8020 133

Alzheimer’s Society – Diagnosis interview with Terry Pratchett

The Alzheimer’s Society is the leading care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.

They provide further information and education, support for carers, and quality day and home care on the Alzheimer’s Society Video Site.

Mental Health Wellbeing Podcasts

You can subscribe to wellbeing podcasts on the Mental Health Foundation Website.

The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.

Useful Links

  • Alzheimer’s Society – Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Alzheimer Scotland – Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey
  • Mental Health Foundation – Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live

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