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Living With Mental Illness

Mental illness can affect anyone at any point in their lives, but there is help and support available to you if you are struggling to live a fulfilling life due to your mental health condition.


Everyday Living and Mental Health

Living with mental illness can have an impact on day-to-day life and usual activities, making things that others don’t typically struggle with more difficult.

The effort required to maintain relationships, fulfil job responsibilities, participate in social events, manage family obligations, and pursue educational goals can be significantly overwhelming for those living with mental illness, so it’s important to not only acknowledge these difficulties, but also understand more about the resources and support systems that are available to support those who may be struggling.


Creating a Supportive Environment for Mental Health

Living with mental illness should be supported with the same level of compassion and understanding as living with a physical illness. Just as physical ailments like diabetes or heart disease require medical attention, lifestyle adjustments, and ongoing support, mental health conditions require an equal level of care and attention.

By promoting mental health awareness and making treatment and support more accessible, we can create an environment where individuals with mental illness feel validated and empowered to seek help, ultimately creating a society that values and supports all aspects of health equally.

Learn more about treatments and medication for mental health. and specific factors that contribute to living with mental illness:


Medication can be used to treat the symptoms of various mental health conditions. Whilst not a cure-all approach, medications can relieve distressing symptoms to help an individual to manage their condition and live a full life.
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From talking therapies through to CBT, self-care and art therapies, there’s a wide range of treatment options available for mental health conditions. What works for one person may not work for another so it’s important to understand all the options available and find the solution that works best for you.
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Mental Health and the Cost of Living

The cost of living crisis has, undoubtedly, impacted the mental health of thousands of individuals across the UK. With increased pressure and rising bills, more and more people are feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed, but there is help available.
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Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Whether you are being discriminated against due to age, race, gender or disability and it has resulted in mental illness, or you are being discriminated because of your mental illness, there are actions you can take to both protect your mental wellbeing and report discrimination.
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Loneliness and Isolation

There is a close relationship between loneliness and isolation and mental health - loneliness can exacerbate existing mental health conditions or even cause new ones to develop. If this is affecting your life, there are ways you can get help.


Experiencing such a huge physical change in your body is a key life event that can inevitably impact an individual's mental wellbeing, and with menopause also causing psychological symptoms such as confusion and irritability, it’s important you know how to navigate this time to protect your mental health.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition or suicidal thoughts and is in need of immediate help, there are resources available:

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