One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and on average, sixteen people per day lose their lives to suicide.
Mental health includes our psychological, emotional and social well-being.
It affects how we feel, think and act, it also determines how we relate to others, make choices and handle stress.
There are many factors to mental health including biological factors such as brain chemistry or genes, family history of mental health and life experiences such as trauma or abuse.
If you are not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health or you are experiencing one or more of the following behaviours or feelings then please do contact us.
- Isolation – pulling away from people and usual activities
- Eating or sleeping too much/too little
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb, worthless, like nothing matters
- Having persistent thoughts you can’t stop thinking about
- Hearing voices or believing things that just aren’t true
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks
- Smoking, drinking or using more drugs than normal
Remember, everyone can live a positive life with mental health. Contact us for more information on how you can.