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Ambulance Staff - how to manage your mental wellbeing

This booklet is aimed at anyone who suffers from anxiety. It looks into the causes of anxiety, its effects and what to do to reduce it to a manageable level, as well as how to reassure and support friends and relatives with this problem.
Source: National Mind

Arts therapies

‘Arts therapies’ refers to the use of arts – for example, music, painting, clay work, dance, voice or drama – in a therapeutic environment with a trained therapist.This factsheet describes different types of arts therapies and the role of arts therapists in mental health. It has been written for anyone who is interested in finding out more about arts therapies.
Source: National Mind

Bipolar disorder (manic depression)

This booklet is for anyone who has been given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (manic depression), and for their family and friends.
Source: National Mind

Body dysmorphic disorder

BDD is a mental health problem related to body image, in which an individual has a preoccupation with one or more perceived or slight defects in his or her appearance. BDD is diagnosed only if the preoccupation causes significant distress, disrupts daily functioning or both
Source: National Mind

Borderline personality disorder

Source: National Mind

Criminal Justice System - statistics

This factsheet is targeted at mental health professionals, journalists and students. However, it is also our aim to present statistics in a way that makes this factsheet accessible to all those who are interested in mental health.
Source: National Mind

Dangerousness and mental health: the facts

This factsheet explores the nature of dangerousness and the differing perceptions of dangerousness, how literature and the media influence these perceptions, and how these perceptions can impact different groups of people, particularly those with mental health problems. The factsheet also provides statistics relating to dangerousness and its links with mental health problems, propensity to violence and predictors of dangerousness.
Source: National Mind

Depression

This booklet describes the symptoms of depression and the different kinds of treatment available. It suggests ways that people can help themselves, and what family and friends can do. It also tells you where to find further advice and information.
Source: National Mind

Depression: postnatal depression

Postnatal depression is very common. Yet far too often, new mothers are left to suffer in silence, struggling on alone, because their problem is not recognised.
Source: National Mind
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