Feeling constantly stressed or becoming mentally unwell is something that can seem frightening and feel out of your control. There are lots of different treatment options out there that really do work if you're not feeling great – from self-help techniques to psychological therapy, alterative therapies and medication. You might try one or a combination of a few. There is also a lot you can do to help yourself. This part of the site aims to inform you about what is out there and available to you and what you can do to help manage things yourself. If you are currently being seen by a health professional like a GP, CPN or psychiatrist you may want to talk over these options with them.
Being mentally well is not just a case of not being ill; it is a state of overall health which is linked to physical health and lifestyle as well as other factors. For some great ideas on things you can do yourself to stay well check out this guide from the Mental Health Foundation, it suggests ten practical ways to look after your mental health that are easy to incorporate into your existing lifestyle: