Mental wellbeing

There’s more to good mental health than avoiding mental illness. Mental wellbeing can improve resilience to difficult situations, reduce the risk of depression and strengthen relationships. It can also speed up recovery from illness and lengthen life expectancy.


  • Connect with people
  • Be active
  • Keep learning
  • Give to others
  • Take notice of the present moment

Further information

Resource Description Links
NHS website Advice to help you boost your mood, including a mood self-assessment, links to services in your area and audio guides to help you understand the problems that you might be facing.
Healthy Abingdon Advice that brings together Abingdon-based groups to improve people’s health and wellbeing (including mental health and dementia), including community groups, NHS and social care services.
Healthy Minds Bucks Healthy Minds Bucks offers information and support for Buckinghamshire residents who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or stress.
Samaritans Samaritans offer a confidential ear if you need to talk.

Helpline : 08457 90 90 90


TalkingSpace Plus TalkingSpacePlus offer a range of therapies for the treatment of depression and anxiety.

If you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide please contact your GP, or somebody you can talk to.

Page last reviewed: 21 June, 2021