Psychiatrists and psychologists
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.
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.
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Find a health service
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Self-harm can involve cutting the skin, alcohol misuse or an eating disorder, and 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.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) that helps a person to identify and change unhealthy or damaging thinking habits.
Antisocial personality disorder
People with antisocial personality disorder are sometimes called 'psychopaths'. They tend to disregard the law or other people's rights.
Psychotherapy is a group of therapies designed to help someone change their thinking patterns and improve their coping skills.
Online therapy (eTherapy)
eTherapy, online counselling or online therapy refers to psychological support, therapy, education and assistance delivered via the internet or an online platform.