Mental health and wellbeing for adults and older people

Mental health and wellbeing has a big impact on our quality of life but there is support available.

If you look after another person it is important to look after your own mental health as well as theirs. See our information on support for carers.

(In Cambridgeshire, mental health support is a separate service and is not part of social care.)

Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space

If you are receiving mental health crisis treatment, Breathing Space can help take the pressure off of debts and repayments. An Approved Mental Health Practitioner can provide evidence of debts to a debt advice provider. 

The debt advice provider will try to establish (as far as possible) which debts you have, and whether they are eligible for the scheme, before including them in a Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space (MHCBS).

To find out more ask your mental health practitioner.

More information about Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space (Gov.UK)

Support for British Army service leavers and veterans

The Army website has information on support for veterans, including NHS mental health services.