Mental Health

mental health2We all experience ups and downs in our mental health - at times we may feel really down and low, other times we may feel happy and balanced. A mental illness is when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. Some people experience a mental health problem which also affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves, but to a lesser extent than a mental illness.

More information about Mental Health

Good mental health

Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem

What is mental illness?

Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves and/or relates to others.

How to look after your mental health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life.

Five steps to wellbeing

Building the five following actions into our day-to-day lives has been shown to be important for the wellbeing

Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal human emotion. However, some people find themselves worrying or feeling anxious so often that it interferes with their day-to-day life

Good Mental Health for children

There are 10 things that children need most in order to maintain good mental health.

Supporting Parents, Healthy Children (COPMIA)

Children who have a parent with mental health or addiction issues are at increased risk of a number of poor outcomes

Depression

Having the blues is something we all experience from time to time and often normal reaction to the stress of our everyday lives, but for people with depression, this feeling persists over weeks to months.