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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.

Need support? Find out how Change Mental Health can help you with transformational support in communities across Scotland along with signposting to other relevant support.


Personality Disorders

When your feelings become irrational and distressing, it can become a serious problem.


People experience psychosis differently: it may disrupt your day-to-day life and make you feel tired, scared or overwhelmed.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

You might get symptoms of PTSD after a traumatic experience. It can include having traumatic memories or dreams.


There are different types of anxiety – including panic attacks, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar can make your mood change dramatically, from feeling very depressed to being overactive.


A low mood disorder which affects people in different ways and make people feel down at times, often making people wanting to run away from their thoughts.


Can affect the way you think and cope with day-to-day life


Makes you feel like you’re under too much mental or emotional pressure.


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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