We’ve all heard of mental health diagnoses like depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
But having a diagnosis does not necessarily mean that someone's mental health is poor right now. You could have a diagnosis of a mental health condition but, right now, be able to manage it and function well at work and at home.
Equally, they might not have a particular diagnosis, but be finding things very difficult.
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Produced by Clare Foster, freelance health editor, and Nick Ridgman, Head of Health Content, Bupa UK, September 2017
Next review due September 2020
Bupa UK expert reviewers:
- Naomi Humber, Psychology Services Manager, EAP
- Stuart Haydock, Resilience Lead, Health Clinics
- Sarah Deedat, Head of Behaviour Change
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