Sometimes it can feel like we don't have any control over what we think or how we feel. But by making simple changes to our lives, we can make a real difference to our mental health.
Whether you are experiencing mental health issues yourself or are worried about someone else, or if you are simply interested in learning about ways to look after your mental health, we can offer information.
Looking after your emotional health is as important as physical health. Good mental health means that young people are able to develop resilience and the coping skills needed in life.
Everyone has temporary feelings of anxiety or worry from time to time. However, you may have an anxiety disorder if persistent worry and anxiety interferes with your life.
There are many common questions about mental health; however for urgent enquiries please contact your local GP.
It can be frightening experiencing mental health problems and you may feel alone. If this is the first time you've experienced the symptoms, you might not know what is happening. There are a number of steps you can take:
If you or someone you know is experiencing an acute mental health crisis and might be a risk to themselves or someone else, see our ‘Get help’ button at the top of the page for immediate help.
There are a number of ways you can support friends or relatives who are struggling with mental health problems:
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