Mental health

Supporting your own mental health and wellbeing

Mental health is not merely the absence of mental illness.

  • We require to have positive mental wellbeing to give us the skills to manage life’s ups and downs.
  • Mental health is affected by virtually everything we experience in our life.

Experiences which may impact on our wellbeing

  • An individual experience e.g. bereavement or relationship breakdown.
  • An organisational experience such as closure of a workplace.
  • A national political experience e.g. the current economic climate.

All of these levels can have either a positive or negative on our ability to cope. Some things, we as individuals have little control over.

Steps we can take to improve our wellbeing

There are a number of ways you can support your own health and wellbeing.

Mental health in the workplace