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

Your Mind Plan quiz

Answer 5 quick questions to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more confident. The quiz opens on the Every Mind Matters NHS website.

Non-urgent advice: Further information

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.

NHS Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies

NHS Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies (formerly Minds Bucks) offers information and support for Buckinghamshire residents who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or stress.

NHS Oxfordshire Talking Therapies

NHS Oxfordshire Talking Therapies (formerly TalkingSpace Plus) offer a range of therapies for the treatment of depression and anxiety.


Samaritans offer a confidential ear if you need to talk.

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

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Page last reviewed: 9 August, 2023