About Mental Health

Mental health is a state of wellbeing, in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

Mental disorders represent disturbances to a person’s mental health that are often characterized by some combination of troubled thoughts, emotions, behavior and relationships with others. Examples of mental disorders include depression, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis.

Influences on Mental Health

Mental health and well-being are influenced not only by individual attributes but also by the social circumstances in which people find themselves and the environment in which they live. These determinants interact dynamically and may threaten or protect an individual’s mental state.

Source: WHO, Mental health: Fact sheet

What can I do?

Click here to download the PDF on how to look after your mental health.

If you want further information, then you can go to www.mentalhealth.org.uk