For people who have never personally experienced mental ill health it can sometimes seem difficult to fully understand how it feels for somebody who is affected by a mental health issue.
Healthtalkonline, is an award-winning charity website, which lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. Their information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.
Mental health problems are very common. Healthtalkonline have interviewed a wide range of people with personal experience of mental health conditions, so that you can share in their stories.
This includes video interviews with people who have experienced depression and also their experiences of recovery. There are video interviews from people who have personally experienced psychosis and from the perspectives of people who have cared for someone experiencing psychosis. The video interviews also cover experiences from patients and carers from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.