Here are some examples of mental health conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-Traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bi polar disorder
  • ADHD

Mental health problems are different to learning disabilities. Mental illness can develop at any time. It may not last forever and people do get better. Learning disabilities (such as Asperger’s and Autism) are a permanent condition developing in early childhood at the latest. Some people are born with a disability, but others may develop one as a result of an accident or illness when they were a child.  Having a learning disability means that people find it harder to learn certain life skills.

The following websites have detailed information on different mental health conditions.

Health Talks
Personal experiences of mental health conditions –visit

Offers confidential online and telephone support including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

PARENT HELPLINE – 0808 8025544 0pen 9am-4:30pm
Website – visit

Royal College of Psychiatrist’s
Information and leaflets on children’s mental health – visit