Mental Health

Mental Health refers to understanding emotions, learning how to process and express feelings in a healthy way, and having the coping skills to deal with stress and the demands of life.

Mental Health is how we act, think and feel. Our mental health can range from good to poor and just like physical health we need to take care of it. Looking after our mental health can make us feel good whilst controlling the effects they can have and stop them from getting worse.

Depression

Depression is a mental health problem that involves having a low mood or losing interest and enjoyment in things. It can also cause a range of other changes to how you feel or behave.

The symptoms you experience may vary. How intense they are, how long they last, and how much they affect your daily life can also vary.

Mind - About depression

Looking after your Mental health

What is good mental health?

Looking after your mental health is not something we should just do if we are struggling, or feeling low, anxious or stressed. It's actually something we should think about all the time and really invest in, just like with our physical health.

Staying on top of our mental wellbeing is good for us now but also helps us deal manage difficult times in the future. Over time, it can also reduce our risk of physical health problems.

NHS - Top tips to improve your mental wellbeing

Anxiety is often described as a feeling of fear or unease – and it’s something everyone experiences at times. Feeling anxious is a perfectly natural reaction to some situation​​s.

Anxiety can help us to focus or take extra care when needed, but if it gets too much or goes on for a while, it can affect our daily life.

Luckily, there are ways to deal with anxiety that really work, and spotting the signs of anxiety is the first step.