Psychologists and psychology
Learn more about what psychologists do and how they can help you. Find out more about how you can find a psychologist and the costs involved in treatment.
Psychiatrists vs psychologists
Confused by the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists? Read more about how they differ in education and approach, referral requirements and costs.
Mental health professionals
Mental health isn’t the area of psychologists and psychiatrists alone. Discover the different types of mental health workers available to you.
Psychiatrists and psychiatry
A psychiatrist is a doctor who has done extra medical training to become a specialist in mental health. Learn about what they do and how they can help you.
What's the difference between food allergy and intolerance — and other health concepts?
Wonder why psychiatrists and psychologists are different? Did you know that prebiotics and probiotics are not the same? Learn the differences between those things, and more.
Find a health service
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This condition, which can involve cutting the skin, alcohol misuse or an eating disorder, is often a way of coping with low self-esteem or trauma.
Mental Health Treatment Plan
A Mental Health Treatment Plan is a plan for people with a mental health disorder created by your doctor, outlining the goals for your treatment.
Dyslexia is a common learning disability that makes reading, writing and spelling difficult. Support and special education can help and are most effective when started as early as possible in childhood.
Talking to your doctor (GP) about mental health
A doctor (GP) is a good place to start for most mental health conditions. They can provide treatment or refer you to other mental health services.