People of UK, we are most fortunate to live in a country where health service is free.

At the point of need for most people.

This is why is of paramount importance to work and pay taxes.

So that this vital, wonderful, and precious national health services never ends.

Unlike OTHER nations, mental healthcare in the UK is free for everyone, regardless of their income, as part of the country’s much-loved National Health Service (NHS). … Mental health is available for free on the NHS in all three bands – children, adult, and the aged.

Mental health statistics: the most common mental health problems. Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain, with 7.8% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis. 4-10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime. … One adult in six had a common mental disorder.
Yes, you can get free psychological therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on the NHS. You don’t need a referral from your GP. You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service. … Psychological therapies services are also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.
CBT this aims to improve your mental wellbeing by helping you understand how your thoughts can lead to unhelpful emotions and behaviours (see more about CBT)
  • Guided self help a therapist supports you as you work through a self-help course in your own time, either using a workbook or an online course
  • Counselling for depression a type of counselling developed specially for people with depression

Psychological therapies are offered in different ways, including:

  • Using a self-help workbook with the support of a therapist
  • As an online course
  • Over the phone
  • One-to-one
  • In a group

See more psychological therapies available on the NHS.

What can psychological therapies help with?

  • Having panic attacks
  • Struggling with flashbacks and nightmares
  • Feeling low and hopeless

Perhaps you’re finding it hard to cope with work, life or relationships.

Other things that psychological therapies can help with include:

  • Constant worrying
  • Addiction or Gambling
  • Obsessive thoughts or behaviours
  • Fear of social situations
  • Constant worry about your health
  • Phobias

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.

In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.

Did you know that 1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year … to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses?

Whatever you are going through, you are never alone!

And the greatest thing of all is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

The first step to progress, is to admit you need help or are feeling some type of way.

Some people that are struggling with addiction, whether is alcohol or drugs, they often deny it that they have a problem.

The moment that light bulbs light up in your head saying ”enough is enough” You are ready.

It is always wise, important, to speak to someone you feel confident with about your problems.

It may be nothing, or it may just be worries, or it may be normal.

You will never know until you seek professional help or start talking.

There are many options to treatment: Medication, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the two most common forms of treatment offered through the NHS: talking treatments and psychiatric medication. It also explains some available alternatives, such as arts and creative therapies and complementary and alternative  therapies, and explains where you can find out more. (


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