Further Information

The following selection of information leaflets from the Royal College of Psychiatrists provides further initial information on some of the most common mental health conditions. Please click through to the relevant links.

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol – our favourite drug

Alcohol and depression

Alcohol and older people

Alcohol, drugs and addiction

Cannabis and mental health

Cannabis and mental health – key facts

Alcohol and drugs – what parents, carers and anyone who works with young people need to know

Drugs and alcohol – what young people need to know

Anxiety & Phobias

Anxiety, panic & phobias

Anxiety & phobias – leaflets for carers

Coping with trauma

Shyness and social phobia

Worries and anxieties – helping children to cope

Bereavement

Bereavement

Death in the family – helping children to cope

Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder – information for young people

Bipolar disorder – information for parents, carers and people working with young people

Depression

Depression

Depression in older adults

Men and depression

Postnatal depression

Self-harm

Depression in children and young people

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders in young people – what parents and teachers need to know

Worries about weight – what young people need to know

Nutrition – eating well

Gambling

Problem gambling

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD in children and young people – what parents and teachers need to know

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders

Physical Illness

Coping with physical illness and mental health

Children who soil or wet themselves – what parents and teachers need to know

Chronic physical illnesses in children and young people – the effects on mental health

Medically unexplained physical symptoms in children and young people 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in children and young people – what parents and teachers need to know

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

How to cope after a traumatic event

PTSD

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Depot medication

Severe mental illness 

Schizophrenia in children and young people – what parents and teachers need to know

Psychotic illness – for young people

Sleep Problems

Sleeping well

Tiredness

Sleep problems in childhood and adolescents


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