NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched a new mental health campaign to highlight that feelings of anxiety and depression can affect us all – and the NHS is here to help.
The NHS provides a range of talking therapies for common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression which are free, effective and confidential.
The ‘Help’ campaign will encourage anyone experiencing common mental health problems to seek help from these NHS services – either by referring themselves, or by contacting their GP.
There are lots of different ways of accessing this support including in-person, by video consultation, telephone and interactive text.
The campaign uses lyrics from the Beatles’ song ‘Help’ to bring to life the message that anyone can experience feelings of anxiety and depression, and that it’s totally normal to ask for help.
Sony and Apple Corps have kindly gifted the NHS the rights to the song in support of the NHS and mental health.
Famous faces from across music and radio, including Craig David, Tom Grennan, Laura Mvula, Nicola Roberts, Ella Henderson, Max George, as well as an NHS therapist and real people who have benefited from the NHS mental health Talking Therapy services, are supporting the campaign in a powerful new video, featuring the lyrics of ‘Help!’, which calls on people who are struggling to reach out for support through NHS services.
Visit nhs.uk/help for more information.