One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives.
Good mental and emotional health is important at every stage of life.
Mental health and emotional well being affect how we think, feel, act, handle stress, relate to others, make choices and manage our physical health.
Ways to maintain positive mental health include
- Getting professional help if you need it
- Connecting with others
- Staying positive
- Getting physically active
- Helping others
- Getting enough skills
- Developing skills
Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders are all examples of mental health problems.
Diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia generally develop in older age.
Follow the links below to read about the different conditions and find out how you can get help.
- Alcohol and Substance Misuse
- Children and Young Peoples' Mental Health
- Depression and Anxiety
- Eating Disorders
- Memory Problems and Dementia
- Personality Disorders