What is mental health?

Mental health is the way we think and feel. We all go through times when we feel worried, confused or down.

Mental health problems are when difficulties get in the way of how we think and feel.

This can mean that we find it hard to cope with family life, relationships, school or the wider world.

You’re not alone

It can be hard to open up and talk about difficult thoughts and feelings, but your friends and family really care about you and will want to support you.

Lots of people have difficulties with their mental health and being honest with how you feel is the first step to getting the support you need.

Finding life tough does NOT mean that you are weak – everyone finds life tough at times in different ways. You’re not alone.

Look after yourself

General ‘wellness’ is an important factor in improving self-esteem.

If you look after and respect yourself you will hopefully find that this positivity grows.

This will help you to feel better about who you are as well.

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Page last reviewed: 14 October, 2022