Mental Health Conditions

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 – Visit the Health Talks website to read about some of the personal experiences people have encountered with their mental health.


  • Young Minds – They offer 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. Visit their website for more information.If you are a parent, you can phone 0808 8025544 (available 9am-4:30pm) for more support.


  • Royal College of Psychiatrist’s – They provide information and leaflets on their website regarding children’s mental health.


  • Youthoria – Youthoria is a website for young people in Cambridgeshire.