People of all ages and backgrounds can be affected by mental health issues.
In fact, according to NHS England one in four adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem.
It is the single largest cause of disability in the UK – but what services are available for adults in order to get help?
As part of World Mental Health Day on Tuesday (October 10) we take a look at where you can get help, support and advice:
Mind provides confidential advice, support and information on mental health services.
The Infoline can direct you on types of mental distress, treatments, where to seek more help and alternative therapies.
There are also a number of local support services available in west London:
Mind in Harrow
Kensington and Chelsea Mind
Mind in Ealing and Hounslow
Hammersmith and Fulham Mind
Wandsworth and Westminser Mind
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday)
Website : www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines
Rethink Mental Illness
For expert advice and information for people with mental health problems. The organisation runs local support groups across west London.
Rethink Mental Illness - Advice and information
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am-4pm Monday to Friday)
Amadeus House Hearing Voices Group - Ealing
Phone: 07719 393460
Harrow Rethink support group
Phone: 0208 4277737
West London Mental Health NHS Trust (WLMHT) Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL)
Both Trust's provide mental health care and services for people in west London.
It recommends the first point of contact to be your GP as they maybe able to help or refer you to a local trust which can provide secondary care.
The WLMHT provides inpatient care and treatment in the community in Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow boroughs.
Meanwhile, CNWL offers mental health and emotional support services in Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Milton Keynes.
You can get help, also known as Single Point of Access, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round.
CNWL: 0800 0234 650
WLMHT: 0300 1234 244
This is a mental health charity helpline for people who need support in relation to mental health problems. The helpline is a confidential service for those aged 16 or over and available to anyone affected by mental illness including family, friends and carers.
Sane has lauched #mymhmessage campaign where people can write an inspirational quote, self-care tip or thought, and tweet it along with a picture using @CharitySANE and #mymhmessage, on World Mental Health Day.
The Saneline 0300 304 7000 is open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm.
Help is always at the other end of a call with the Samaritans. The service provides confidential and emotional support for people in need. You can phone, email, write a letter or talk to someone face to face.
Open 24 hours a day and a free number to call.
Phone: 116 123
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