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Access to mental health services
Mental health is a critical aspect of young adults’ well-being, but accessing appropriate services can sometimes be challenging. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of mental health services, the barriers young adults in the UK may encounter, and how to navigate the system effectively.
What are the common barriers to access?
Navigating the system
General Practitioner (GP): Start with your GP, who can assess your mental health and refer you to appropriate services if needed.
Crisis Helplines: In urgent situations, you can reach out to crisis helplines like Samaritans (116 123) for immediate support.
Online Resources: Explore online mental health resources and tools. Websites like NHS Choices and Mind offer valuable information.
Local Support Groups: Consider joining local mental health support groups or charities that can provide guidance and community.
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