I have a friend (LGBTQ) who suffers from anxiety daily, she has suffered from depression and has had suicidal thoughts in her past. She was sexually abused in some way as a child (she's 18 now) and struggles with intimacy and trust in relationships. Even an unexpected touch on the shoulder from a close friend will make her jump and large crowds can make her overwhelmed/ cause a panic attacks (a shame because she loves music concerts and festivals). She doesn't have a close emotional relationship with her parents; they have no idea about her abuse or her current issues.
She wants to get professional help but is worried to go down the NHS route as she doesn't want a record of mental health as it may impact specific professions she may want to have. She is also worried her therapist or chancellor would be legally obliged to report the sexual abuse as she doesn't want any action to be taken against the person, she only wants help to heal. As her friend I'm trying to find her the best help she can get (for free (we're both students)) whilst mitigating these fears. Her main worry is the abuse being reported and acted upon, is it true that it would be out of her control if she were to get help from the NHS and that a history of mental health could affect her job opportunities?