What is Mental Health?

What is Mental Health?

We all go through times when we feel worried, confused or down. But when it starts to feel difficult to do everyday things it could mean we have a problem with our mental health.

What is mental health?

When our mental health is good, we feel positive about ourselves, enjoy being around others and feel able to deal with life’s challenges.

We all go through times when we feel worried, confused or down. But when it starts to feel difficult to do everyday things like hanging out with friends, getting work done or doing the things we normally enjoy, this could mean we have a problem with our mental health.

Mental health problems are things like depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders or psychosis, and dealing with these can be really tough.

But with help from our friends, our family and professionals, we can find ways to overcome or live positively with these challenges.

Find Help

The YoungMinds website was created to help you find the support you need.

Sometimes we can make ourselves feel better by making small changes. Our guide to looking after yourself offers some steps you can take to improve your wellbeing.

Our guides to feelings and symptoms and conditions can help you understand more about what you’re experiencing and where to go for support.

Getting the support you need is an important part of getting better. Your guide to support will provide you with the information you need to feel confident you’re getting the best treatment for you.

If you're a parent or carer looking for support with a child our Parents Helpline is here to help. 

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