Mental health is about how people think and feel. How we think
and feel affects our overall health and well-being and quality of
life. Many factors influence mental health - housing, jobs,
schools, transport, the environment - as well as they way we live
our lives. This section gives information about what you can do to
look after your own mental health and the mental health of
Everyone has mental health needs. From time to time, most of us
feel stressed, anxious, worried or afraid. We may also have
experiences that are very difficult to cope with,such as losing our
job or the end of a relationship. Being bullied, sexual or racial
harassment, experiencing discrimination because of a mental health
problem, not having a voice because we're too young, too old or
simply different, can all have an impact on our mental health.
Doing something positive can make all the difference - for
ourselves and for others.