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mental health conditions

Whether you’re living with poor mental health, mental illness or supporting somebody who is, we believe everyone deserves access to accurate information.

Mental health can affect everyone. One in four people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime, but we believe that anyone can experience it in their lifetime. Change Mental Health want to tackle the misinformation and stigma around what can be a scary or little-known subject.

Click on each mental health condition below to learn more about what they are, their symptoms and causes, and how they can be treated. We have comprehensive resources at the bottom of this page.


Personality Disorders

mental health conditions characterised by a lifelong pattern of harmful self-perceptions and problematic responses to others


refers to loss of contact with reality, such as seeing or believing things that aren't real

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

a condition caused by a traumatic experience, with symptoms like intense memory flashbacks or dreams


a mental health condition characterised by persistent and excessive worry, fear, or nervousness about everyday situations


a mental health condition characterised by significant mood swings, shifting between intense highs (mania) and lows (depression), disrupting daily life and emotions


a mental health condition characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

mental health condition characterised by unwanted thoughts causing anxiety, leading to repetitive actions or behaviours


a condition characterised by hallucinations, delusions and disorganised thinking

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)

a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of their time worrying about flaws in their appearance

Eating disorders

eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that often manifest as unhealthy relationships with food and body image

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

a type of depression that is linked to seasonal changes and can negatively affect your day-to-day life

Selective mutism

a severe anxiety condition where a person is physically unable to speak in certain situations


Our comprehensive resources can help you understand mental health conditions and situations more clearly.

Click on the link below to read through our many resources, including what to do during a cost of living crisis, mental health tips for students, and your rights as a carer.


We are driven by the lived experiences of the people we support and work with and are committed to person-centred approaches and meaningful participation.

That’s why we want to share the many stories of the people at Change Mental Health to learn about their journey and the transformational support they have received when they need it and in a way which works best for them.


We are committed to delivering research to create a discussion around improving the lives of people affected by mental illness.

We conduct research independently and collaborate with other organisations across the country to ensure our work is more evidence-led.

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