About Mental Health

Whether you’re living with a mental health problem or supporting someone who is, accessing information about a condition is vital. SAMH has developed a series of information resources for you.

Download our guide to understanding mental health problems.

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Nick’s story

Diagnosed with depression alongside his cancer journey, Nick has been through a lot.

Read Nick's Story

Nick's Story

Helping yourself

Good mental wellbeing – some people call it happiness – is about more than avoiding mental health problems. It means feeling good and functioning well.

Use our wellbeing tool

Helping someone else

It can be difficult to see someone you care about becoming distressed and unwell but you don’t need to be an expert on mental health to offer support.

Be there for someone

5 ways to improve your mental health

Evidence suggests there are five ways to improve our mental wellbeing: be active, connect, learn, give and take notice.

5 ways to better well-being