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5 ways to wellbeing

Good mental health and wellbeing is about keeping well in terms of, how we feel about ourselves and others, our ability to make and keep friends and relationships and being able to overcome challenges in Life. Everyone has a ‘mental health’, therefore there are things…

About dementia

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for…

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…

Asperger syndrome

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affect a person's social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three years of age, although a diagnosis can sometimes be…

Become a mental health champion: join our Time to Change hub

Time to Change hubs are networks of local organisations and individuals committed to tackling negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems. Watch a short video here

Can I get free therapy or counselling?

If you want to try a talking therapy, ask your GP. They will know what's available locally and can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Lots of GP surgeries provide counselling or therapy services on the NHS. If counselling or therapy isn't…

Caring for someone with dementia at home

With the right support, someone who has dementia may be able to continue living at home for a long time. Although having dementia can reduce a person's ability to live independently, there is a variety of support available to help them. If you care for…

CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. This topic covers: How it works Uses…

Connect for mental wellbeing

When it comes to our wellbeing, other people matter. Evidence shows that good relationships - with family, friends and our wider communities - are important for our mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing means feeling good - about ourselves and the world around us - and functioning…

Coping with dementia behaviour changes

Dementia can have a big impact on a person's behaviour. It can make them feel anxious, lost, confused and frustrated. Although each person with dementia handles these feelings in their own way, certain behaviour is common in people with the disease. This includes: repeating questions…
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