About Mental Health

What is Mental Health?

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Mental health refers to your personal psychological well-being, as well as your emotional and social well-being. It is important as it considers how you think, feel and interact with others; this makes it a 'core' part of your health, and makes it vital to your day-to-day tasks. Mental health can affect different people in different ways, and there are also different ways in which people cope with managing their mental health as well as the different ways that poor mental health can affect people.

What are signs of mental health issues?

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If you are unsure about your mental health, you should visit your GP: often, signs of deteriorating mental health or mental health issues can include stress, the inability to focus for long periods of time, low energy, the inability to empathise or sympathise with others, lessened control over emotions and feelings, or feelings of anxiety for long periods of time. If you feel as though some of these signs and symptoms apply to you, talk to a specialist - they will be able to give you the help that you require as well as help you understand your mental health better.

What should I do if I need help?

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If you feel like you need help, it is important to follow your instincts! The Resources page contains a list of helplines that you may wish to use, however there are also other sources and places available if you do not wish to talk to someone over the phone. You can book an appointment with your GP in order to talk about your mental health on a face-to-face basis if you require, however there are also many other ways you can learn more about your mental health - including many websites, books, and other resources that you may require. However, if you feel as though you are in serious danger or need serious help, you should call 999 - however this number is only for emergency use!