Mental health is the condition of your mind which varies between being good and poor. Good mental health is where a person is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment. Poor mental health is where a person has negative thoughts and perception, their life becomes harder to manage and affects their ability to function within everyday living.
Many people experience mental illness in their lives, often as a result of distressing family events and life crises. Depression, anxiety and stress are part of most of our lives at some point - and many of us sometimes need assistance to help deal with these problems. Your first point of contact for such problems should always be your local GP who should be able to refer you to the help you need.
There are many services that you GP can refer you to, some of these include:
Improving Access To Psychological Therapies (IAPT) - Let's Talk Wellbeing
Our Adult Services duty desk is also able to offer help and advice to people as to how to get the support they need, and can be contacted on 01572 722 577
Rutland County Council Adult Social Services works closely with health colleagues, and provides an integrated specialist mental health service locally with the Leicestershire Partnership Trust.
Rutland Information Service
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