Welcome to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Health Advice
section where you will find readable, user-friendly and
evidence-based information on various mental health problems,
treatments and other topics, regularly updated by psychiatric
You can search via the following:
- Treatments and Wellbeing -
Information on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, complementary
and alternative medicines, exercise and mental health.
- Find out how the Mental Health
Services work - including information on mental capacity
and the law, being sectioned and what to expect with
- Translations - Select the language
of your choice to see what translations are available; including
translations in British Sign Language (BSL).
- Podcasts - Listen to people talking
about their experiences of living with depression, bipolar
disorder and many other psychiatric and mental health
Below you will find our complete alphabetical index -
listing all leaflets produced by the College:
- Complete A - Z index of all
leaflets (fully cross referenced)
In the spotlight...
Health information animations on the RCPsych YouTube
channel, produced by the RCPsych Public Engagement Committee in
conjunction with Damn Fine Media.
This two minute animation explores what dementia is, what to do
if you’re worried about memory loss, and keeping well if you have
dementia. The film was produced by the RCPsych Public Engagement
Committee in conjunction with Damn Fine Media.
This two minute animation explores how anxiety and depression
may occur when you have a serious physical illnesses, and what you
can do to help you cope. The film was produced by the RCPsych
Public Engagement Committee in conjunction with Damn Fine
Exploring the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, and what to do if
you think you might be Bipolar.
What it feels like to be anxious, suffer from panic attacks
and/or phobias, and what help you can get if you have these
What it feels like to be depressed.
Coming off antidepressants and what you need
to know, including side-effects.
A monthly blog that explores psychiatric
conditions and mental health issues as portrayed in a selection of
readily available films.