We all have mental health and it’s just as important as your physical health. You might like to describe it as “emotional health” or “wellbeing”.
Your mental health can change depending on what’s going on in your life. There is a lot that you can do to take care of it.
There are many different mental health problems, some of the most common conditions are anxiety, low mood, panic and stress. You may be living with one or more of these conditions. The severity of the symptoms may vary, meaning one person might feel a bit low now and again but another person might feel completely overwhelmed by their symptoms.
There are times when we all will experience feeling stressed, low or anxious, or have trouble sleeping. But there are things we can do to look after our mental health and wellbeing every day.
Simple steps you can take today to boost your mood and make a difference to your overall wellbeing include:
If problems with your mental health aren’t going away and are affecting your daily life or causing you distress, call NHS 111 or talk to your GP. In Leicester you can refer yourself to the Let’s Talk Wellbeing Service.
You may find these links helpful in supporting you to look after your mental health and wellbeing every day.