Explains how to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing, whether you have a diagnosis of a mental health condition or not. Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Our mental wellbeing is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.
If you have good mental wellbeing you are able to:
This page covers some ideas to stay mentally well and develop your ability to cope with the up and downs of life:
We're all different. What affects someone's mental wellbeing won't necessarily affect others in the same way.
But we all have times when we have low mental wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.
Common life events that can affect your mental wellbeing include:
Other times there is no clear reason for why we feel the way we do - which can be frustrating.
There are some factors that may make you more vulnerable to experiencing a period of poor mental wellbeing. These may have happened in the past or might still be happening now:
No matter the reason, it can be helpful to remember that you deserve to feel good and there are steps you can take to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing.
Connecting with others can help us to feel a greater sense of belonging and can help to challenge feelings of loneliness.