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Helping the people of Leicester to have long and healthy lives.

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

Mental health

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:

  • Being aware of your mental health – tell people what works best for you and keep a diary of your thoughts, feelings and mood.
  • Nourish your social life – spend time connecting with friends and family, a simple text or telephone call can really make a difference.
  • Make time for yourself – relax, have a bath, read a book, get some fresh air and get out into nature. Go for a walk and really take notice of what you can see around you.
  • Look after your physical health – get active, eat healthy meals including lots of fruit and vegetables so your body has the nutrition it needs to work at its best. Get plenty of sleep and take time for personal care.
  • You may find the following links helpful in supporting you to look after your mental health and wellbeing every day.


When to ask for help

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.


More information

You may find these links helpful in supporting you to look after your mental health and wellbeing every day.