Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
(World Health Organization)
About 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems each year. Most of us know a friend, colleague or family member who has struggled with their mental health. We can all feel anxious, stressed or low at times in our lives. When these feelings go on for a long time, get worse or affect our day-to-day lives, they may be considered a problem.
It is important we look after our own mental health as well as that of our children. This page will have ideas, links and resources to support you with both of these.
If you know someone who is struggling to sleep or having issues with their mental health, there are lots of things you can do. There are many ways you can help, it's important to remember that it may take time for someone's mental health to improve. And in some cases, they may need professional help.
If the person you're worried about is a colleague or employee, or you want to learn more about how your workplace can support staff's mental health, Mental Health at Work can help you find the information and resources you need.
THE FUTURE OF WELLBEING
The face of wellbeing is evolving for people and organisations. As we move to a world where the science of positive psychology is applied more in organisations, we can experience positive wellbeing more often by focusing on what’s right with us, as opposed to simply fixing what’s wrong.
We know that it is currently a difficult time for everyone and trying to support your child during this pandemic can be tricky. This guide from devised by parents for parents may give you some helpful tips.
Parenting in a Pandemic
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The NHS have a number of useful links to support mental health and wellbeing in adults and children.
To access the NHSs 5 steps to mental wellbeing click the link below.
Action for Happiness
Focusing on the positive can be a useful way of moving forward and the Action for Happiness website offers ideas and support to promote happiness.
To access the Action for Happiness website click the link below.