Mental health services are free on the NHS, but in some cases you’ll need a referral from your GP Practice to access them.
Some mental health problems can be managed without the help of a GP. There are a variety of materials available and local organisations offering help.

If your mental health difficulty is related to stress at work, you can ask your employer what occupational health services are available to you.

If you want to talk to someone right away, there are mental health helplines you can call for immediate assistance. These are helplines with specially trained volunteers who’ll listen to you, understand what you’re going through, and help you through the immediate crisis.