Mental health

Fact sheets

Our mental health is physiological and includes our thoughts, feelings and our behaviour.
Bipolar disorder, which previously was known as manic depression, is a condition that affects an individual’s mood, characterised by swings from one extreme to another.
Depression can affect anyone and can occur as a result from a childhood experience, a physical illness, bereavement, life changing events or perhaps unemployment.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect vulnerable people who are generally aged 16 or over, who are not able to make their own decisions for themselves, for example, people with dementia, learning disabilities, mental health problems, stroke or head injuries.
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Personal care budgets allow users of social care to take control of the budget to pay for their own social care services.
Self-harm is intentionally hurting or injuring yourself. People who self-harm do so without suicidal intent.

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External factsheets & publications

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Across the Wire: Veterans, Mental Health & Vulnerability
A Centre for Mental Health Report
Financial Capability & Mental Health
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Mental health toolkit for prosecutors and advocates
A Mind Publication
Personal Health Budgets: The views of service users & carers

Useful links

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Care Quality Commission Newsletter
Depression Alliance
Guardian Society: Mental Health
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Matters
Mental Health Research Network
Mind
Rethink
Rethink e-newsletter
Samaritans
SANE
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Time to Change
Young Minds