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One in four of us will be affected by mental illness at some point in our lives. If you are worried about your mental health, talk to your GP about your concerns. Find out more about how to get mental health support.

Sometimes people misuse drugs or alcohol because they are living with an undiagnosed or untreated mental health condition.

There is some useful patient information on the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) website

Click the links below for information from the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Heatlh Partnership (AWP) about common conditions that may affect your mental health:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Bipolar disorder 
Borderline personality disorder 
Eating problems 
Hypomania and mania 
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Personality disorders 
Post natal depression
Post traumatic stress disorder

Seasonal affective disorder 
Self harm
Suicidal feelings 

This link is from the NHS about anxiety and related disorders.

If you are looking after a family member or friend who suffers from mental health problems, it is really important that you get the support you need as well. Contact Bath & North East Somerset Carers' Centre for an informal discussion about the caring you do. Find out more about the support available for you if you are looking after someone

Visit your GP or visit NHS Choices if you think you may be suffering from one of these common mental health conditions or from any other mental health problem. Find out more about how to get mental health support.

If you want support to express your wishes and concerns, find out more about advocates.

Find out about housing for people with mental health issues in Bath and North East Somerset in our Supporting People Directory.

Mental health support in Bath and North East Somerset is provided by GPs, Virgin Care and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP)

The Mind website has lots of information about particular mental health conditions and treatments.

Find the information or support you are looking for on Wellbeing Options - a website containing lots of useful information about local care providers, clubs, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources.

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