Mental health is an integral and essential part of our health, but how we define our mental health is very personal.
Some people define it by how they think and feel – their ability to deal with the ups and downs of life.
Others may see it as having an emotional and spiritual resilience that enables you to enjoy life and to survive any pain, disappointment or sadness.
Being mentally healthy is a state of wellbeing where we:
- realise our own abilities
- can cope with the normal stresses of life
- are able to form and maintain stable, rewarding relationships
- can work productively and are able to contribute to our community
See our range of self-help guides on common mental health conditions and issues that impact on our mental health.
These include contact details for local services who can provide support.
Training on mental health improvement and suicide prevention
Our Health Improvement Team coordinates a rolling programme of training on the following topics:
- mental health
- emotional wellbeing
- suicide prevention
Some of these programmes are designed to help you understand mental health and how to look after your own mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Other programmes train participants to identify people who may be in need of support and teach you the skills to help them.