Mental Health & Wellbeing

What is mental health & well-being and why is it important?

Mental health and wellbeing is about how we think and feel. Good mental health and wellbeing helps us enjoy life and cope well with life’s challenges.

Our mental health and wellbeing goes up and down. It can be affected by life events including work stress or problems with family or friends.

It is normal to feel happy when something good happens, feel angry or sad when something bad happens, or to be scared or anxious if something is worrying you. Part of keeping good mental health is being aware of the difference between your normal emotions and feelings, and those that you may need extra support with for example major life events.

Tips for improving your mental wellbeing

There are lots of things we can try to take care of our wellbeing. But it’s not always easy to start. You might find it helpful to:

  • only try what feels comfortable
  • give yourself time to figure out what works for you, going at your own pace
  • take small steps. Pick one or two things that feel achievable at first, before moving on to try other ideas.

Please feel free to view our additional pages on Well-being that may be of some assistance to you