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Mental Health

Mental health is a complex topic affecting a significant percentage of people in the UK at any one time. Issues might include depression (including postnatal depression) bipolar affective disorders, stress, anxiety disorders, phobias, eating disorders, schizophrenia and others. Some individuals may suffer from a combination of symptoms.

The management of patients suffering mental health problems may range from self help approaches to in patient care at a psychiatric specialist hospital or facility.

Regardless of how patients are managed, good mental health is underpinned by a healthy lifestyle. Good diet, smoking cessation, exercise, sleep hygeine and alcohol management will not necessarily cure a patient but they will significantly contribute to their recovery.

For more information visit

  • General Local  Mental Health Care For extensive information on mental health care available in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.   
  • NHS24 Tel 111. Can provide or source help for a patient in crisis when their GP is not available
  • Breathing Space Scotland Tel: 0800 83 85 87. Free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
  • Mind Tel 0300 123 3393. Mental Health Charity aimed to ensure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn to for advice and support, and offer useful leaflets and publications.
  • Samaritans Provide confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

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