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Mental health

Looking after your mental health - your mood and emotional wellbeing - is every bit as important as taking care of yourself physically. Keeping the mind active and having strategies to cope during difficult times in your life can help you to feel more positive and make good decisions for the future.

Mental health conditions are very common. One in four adults will experience some kind of mental health problem over the course of a year, and for some people they can be long-term or recurring problems.

If you are worried about your mental health, there's nothing to be ashamed of. It's important to take care of your mental health, and seek help and support just as you would for a physical health condition - whether that means going to see your GP, finding a support group, or trying some self-help strategies.

In this section you'll find out more about what good mental health is, how to maintain it, and how to get support and advice if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health problem such as low mood, anxiety, stress, or a psychosis.

You can also find out more about common mental health problems and the treatments that are available, and where you can go to get support, independent advice and more information.