Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.
Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems. Diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.
Alzheimer's Society - Diagnosis interview with Terry Pratchett
The Alzheimer's Society is the leading care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.
They provide further information and education, support for carers, and quality day and home care on the Alzheimer's Society Video Site
Mental Health Wellbeing Podcasts
You can subscribe to wellbeing podcasts on the Mental Health Foundation Website.
The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.
Mental Health - Healthtalkonline
Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.
Wigan Family Welfare
Free Counselling – Ante/Post Natal Depression
We take self referrals from Ashton, Wigan & Leigh and work with 16+, anyone wishing to self refer just need to call our admin office on 01942 867 888
An information sheet helping to understand mroe about Alzheimer's Disease
Depression An information sheet helping to understand more about the causes, treatment and understanding of Depression
Cognitive behaviour therapy
Free cognitive behaviour therapy is available in Wigan funded by the local CCG.
To book your free sessions of CBT telephone: 01942 255675
Telephone: 0845 790 9090
Books on Prescription
Books on Prescription help you manage your well-being using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. The following books provide evidence-based self-help for a variety of conditions and are available at your local library.
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.