Further Information

The following selection of information leaflets available to order for a small charge 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 & Drugs — What parents need to know

Alcohol and depression

Alcohol and older people

Drugs & Alcohol: Information for young people

Cannabis and mental health: Information for young people

Anxiety & Phobias

Anxiety, panic & phobias

Coping after a traumatic event

Traumatic stress in children: Information for parents and carers

Worries and anxieties – helping children to cope

Worries and anxieties: Information for young people



Death in the family – helping children to cope

Dealing with Bereavement

Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)

Bipolar disorder – information for young people

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



Men and depression


Self-harm in young people: Information for parents and carers

Depression in children and young people

Alcohol & depression

Eating Disorders

Anorexia and bulimia

Eating well & mental health

Eating disorders in young people: Information for parents and carers

Worries about weight – what young people need to know


Problem gambling

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Information for young people

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children & young people: Information for parent and carers

Perinatal OCD

Perinatal OCD: Information for carers

Personality Disorders

Personality disorder

Physical Illness

Coping after a physical illness

Chronic physical illnesses — the effects on mental health: Information for parents and carers

Complimentary & alternatives medicines for mental health problems 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Helping your child to get better

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Coping after a traumatic event



Psychosis: Information for young people

Psychosis information: Information for parents and carers

Postpartum psychosis: Information for carers

Antipsychotics in pregnancy and breastfeeding



Depot medication

Schizophrenia: Information for parents and carers

Schizophrenia: Information for young people

Sleep Problems

Sleeping well


Sleep problems in childhood and adolescence: Information for parents and carers


When a parent has a mental illness...

Parental mental illness: The impact on children and adolescents

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