Long Term Conditions - Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health is about how we think and feel about ourselves and how our lives impacts on our behaviour and how we cope in tough times. Mental Health affects us all.

It affects our ability to make the most of the opportunities that come our way and play a full part amongst our family, workplace, community and friends. It's also closely linked with our physical health.

Whether we call it well-being, emotional welfare or mental health, it's key to living a fulfilling life.

Being mentally healthy doesn't just mean that you don't have a mental health problem.

If you're in good mental health, you can make the most of your potential, you can cope with life and play a full part in your family, friends, workplace and community.

Some people call mental health 'emotional health' or 'well-being' and it's just as important as good physical health.

Mental health is everyone's business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.

Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.

Your mental health doesn't always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life.

There's a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don't talk about them much. Many people don't even feel comfortable talking about their feelings. But it's healthy to know and say how you're feeling.

Mental and emotional health: talking therapies


Alzheimer's Society - Diagnosis interview with Terry Pratchett

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Useful Links

NHS Choices

Mental Health Foundation


Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Disease

Mental Health - Healthtalkonline


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