As many as one in four people will experience some form of mental illness at some point in their lives. Mental health problems range from reactions to normal life events, such as bereavement and relationship breakdowns and depression, to more complex conditions such as schizophrenia.
The main provider of mental health care in Hounslow is West London Mental Health NHS Trust
If you are experiencing mental health problems it is important to know that you are not alone and there is plenty of help out there to improve your mental well-being. The first place to get help is your GP. They are best placed to offer you initial advice on how to deal with your symptoms and talk to you about available treatments and support services in your area.
To find out more about mental health and the services available in the NHS and how you can have a healthier mind, click here.
To view the Directory of Mental Health Services in Hounslow click here.
West London Mental Health NHS Trust also provide services aimed at children and young people up to the age of 18 years. To find out more click here.
In an emergency, if your GP surgery is closed, go to your nearest A&E and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty.
For help in a crisis, you can also call 0300 1234 244, 24 hours a day (West London Mental Health NHS Trust).
To find out more about mental health and for a range of useful tools to help with your mental wellbeing, visit the NHS choices website.
There are also a number of charities that provide support and advice to people with mental health illnesses. The links below take you to their websites (links open in new windows).