Mental Health

Taking care of our mental wellbeing is just as vital as taking care of our physical wellbeing.

When we talk about mental wellbeing, we are talking about the content of our thoughts, the types of emotions we experience, and the behaviour patterns that follow on from those.

The life and learning experiences we have, our relationships, our occupation, our social and environmental circumstances, and our day-to-day lifestyle habits, can all affect the quality of our physical & mental health.

In the same way that the quality of our physical health can fluctuate, so can the quality of our mental health. Many people have a good understanding about what and who can help them to stay physically healthy but might feel less confident about what can help to protect their mental health, and who to approach for advice and support around that.

While there are many simple activities and lifestyle habits that can reduce the impact of the day-to-day stresses and strains of life, it is important to remember that nothing can make you totally immune to mental health challenges. Additional stresses, unexpected demands and traumatic life events can suddenly present in our lives without any warning at all. Sometimes we can be taken off guard by how much something that we did not think would affect us, actually impacts on our mental wellbeing.

When our physical or mental health is not as we would like it to be, reliable information and some straightforward self-care guidance is often all we need to help us get back on track.

If information and recommended self-care activities have not helped as much as were hoping for, some more structured and targeted support might be required to achieve our health goals.

Click on the boxes below to explore the broad range of recommended resources and services that are available to assist you to nurture, protect and restore your mental wellbeing.

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