Self-help & Wellbeing

We all have mental health and it's important to look after it.

What affects someone’s mental wellbeing won’t necessarily affect others in the same way.

Life events such as loss or bereavement, issues at work, financial worries, starting college or university and relationship problems can all impact on our mental wellbeing. 

Sometimes there is no clear reason why we feel the way we do. 

We all have mental health, but that doesn’t mean we need to struggle.  There are steps you can take to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing. 

How is your well-being?

To get your wellbeing score, go through the following statements and tick the box that best describes your thoughts and feelings over the last two weeks.

Use the wellbeing tool

Staying well in the workplace

With a mental health problem, maintaining paid employment can be challenging.

Looking after your mental health while studying

Studying can be a challenge, especially if you are experiencing a mental health problem.

Going to see your GP

Some practical help.

Active living

Regular exercise has been proven to have a positive effect on your mental health and well-being. But that doesn’t mean you have to run a marathon .

There are lots of things you can do to get active: walking; cycling; dancing; swimming; football – it all counts. Even simple changes like taking the stairs instead of the lift could have an impact.

Other ways to improve mental health