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What is mental health?

We all have mental health in the same way that we all have physical health. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. 

It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

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Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

Mental health problems are common (one in 4 people will struggle with their mental health in any given year) and there is lots of help and support available (see our where to get help page).

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. 

Looking after our mental health

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Five ways to wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life


Talk & Listen, Be There, Feel Connected

Be Active

Do what you can do, Enjoy what you do, Move your mood

Take Notice

Remember the simple things that give you joy

Keep Learning

Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, Surprise yourself


Your Time, your Words, Your Presence

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