Mental health refers to our overall psychological and emotional wellbeing. Good mental health includes a sense of confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate ourselves, other people, day-to-day life and our environment and helps us cope with the normal stresses of life.
‘Mental health problems’ covers a very wide spectrum of issues, from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to the most bleak, suicidal depression or loss of touch with everyday reality.
Many factors impact on our mental health including physical health, social situations (and our relationships), our expectations of ourselves, living environment and/or genetic factors. Many of us experience a mental health difficulty at some point during our lives, however the majority of people who do experience a mental health problem recover or learn to manage themselves and still lead meaningful and fulfilled lives.
Please see the links below for further information and guidance.
Useful Information and Resources
Useful Website Links
- Website Link Service Telephone
- Bipolar UK Toggle Service: F Tel: 2079316480
- Bristol Mind Toggle Service: H Tel: 0808 808 0330
- CBT self help Service: - Tel: -
- Hearing Voices Network Toggle Service: F S Tel: 0114 271 8210
- Living Life to the Full Service: - Tel: -
- Mind - loneliness Service: - Tel: -
- Mental Health Service: - Tel: -
- Mind - for better mental health Service: - Tel: -
- Mind Tools Service: - Tel: -
- Mood Gym Service: - Tel: -
- Rethink Toggle Service: H S Tel: 0300 5000 927
- Richmond Fellowship Service: - Tel: -
- Royal College of Psychiatrists Service: - Tel: -
- Samaritans Toggle Service: H Tel: 08457 90 90 90
- Sane Toggle Service: F H Tel: 0845 767 8000
- Support Line Toggle Service: H Tel: 01708 765 200
- Young Minds Toggle Service: - Tel: 0808 802 5544
- Wellaware Toggle Service: C S Tel: -
- C = Counselling
- F = Forum
- H = Helpline
- S = Support Group