Mental Health

Everyone has mental health just like they do physical health. Either can experience difficulties and setbacks.

Studies report that one on four people will experience a mental health condition,  yet all of us will experience emotional distress.

Emotional distress is normal, and is a part of everyday life.  Feeling stressed, anxious or low at times is also normal, as are unhelpful thoughts. It is when these thoughts and feelings become so frequent and / or severe that they prevent us from coping with daily life that they become a problem.

To find out more about strategies for looking after our emotional health, like mindfulness, mindfulness apps, and self-care, please take a look at the resource section of this website.

Listed below are some common mental health problems and conditions. Click on each to find out more.

Are you in crisis?   Do you need help right away?

Do you need help but do not feel that you are at immediate risk?

Do you need to see or talk to a therapist? Different types of therapy and how to access them.

Helplines – phone and on-line and safe havens

Are you worried about someone else? See Mind’s pages on supporting someone else with suicidal feelings.

Other less common mental health conditions such as Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders are beyond the scope of this site but you will be able to find more on NHS choices.