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Search our health indexes to find well researched information and advice for the public.

 Information Standard 2

Frequently Asked Questions - How to get help: includes information on:

Choosing Wisely: identifying care, treatment, tests or procedures in psychiatry, whose necessity should be questioned and discussed.

Welcome to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Health Advice section where you will find readable, user-friendly and evidence-based information on various mental health problems, treatments and other topics, regularly updated by psychiatric experts.

You can search via the following:

Schizophrenia
Physical Illness and Mental Health
  • Treatments and Wellbeing - Information on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, complementary and alternative medicines, exercise and mental health.
Bereavement
CBT leaflet
  • Find out how the Mental Health Services work - including information on mental capacity and the law, being sectioned and what to expect with psychiatrists.
Bipolar Disorder
  • Translations - Select the language of your choice to see what translations are available; including translations in British Sign Language (BSL).
Medically unexplained symptoms
  • Podcasts - Listen to people talking about their experiences of living with depression, bipolar disorder and many other psychiatric and mental health problems.

 

Below you will find our complete alphabetical index - listing all leaflets produced by the College:

 Feeling on the edge
  • Complete A - Z index of all leaflets (fully cross referenced)

In the spotlight...

Health information animations on the RCPsych YouTube channel, produced by the RCPsych Public Engagement Committee in conjunction with Damn Fine Media.


This two minute animation explores what dementia is, what to do if you’re worried about memory loss, and keeping well if you have dementia. The film was produced by the RCPsych Public Engagement Committee in conjunction with Damn Fine Media.


This two minute animation explores how anxiety and depression may occur when you have a serious physical illnesses, and what you can do to help you cope. The film was produced by the RCPsych Public Engagement Committee in conjunction with Damn Fine Media.


Exploring the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, and what to do if you think you might be Bipolar.


What it feels like to be anxious, suffer from panic attacks and/or phobias, and what help you can get if you have these feelings.


What it feels like to be depressed.

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