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An alternative guide to mental health care in England

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. The experience will be different for each of us, as will the type of support we need.

But what mental health services are there? And how do they fit in with other health and public services? Watch our animation to find out more. We recommend watching the animation in full screen.

About this animation

Released to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October 2015, the animation was produced with input from three experts by experience and advice from a mental health nurse and a senior colleague from a mental health charity.

We recognise that the experiences of the three characters in the film will not reflect those of all mental health service users. Everyone’s needs and experiences of mental health care are different, and the availability and quality of services varies across the country. Our aim was to create something that would demonstrate the range of services available but also highlight some of the issues that need to be addressed.

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