Enjoying good mental health and wellbeing helps us to deal with the stresses of everyday life.
However, 1 in 4 people are affected by a mental health problem in any year.
Finding out more about some of the mental health problems people might face could help you to feel more confident when trying to support yourself or someone else.
Mental health problems
Anxiety disorders happen when someone has feelings of anxiety that are very strong or last for a long time. Find out more about anxiety disorders and read blogs about anxiety.
Depression is characterised by the persistence of feelings of sadness or misery. Find out more about depression and read blogs and personal stories.
People who enjoy high levels of wellbeing are described as flourishing. In this context, flourishing means that the person enjoys feelings of happiness, contentment and curiosity and can engage fully with what is going on around them. Flourishing also means functioning well in the world; the person experiences positive relationships, has some control over their life, and has a sense of purpose.
The Mental Capital and Wellbeing project identified the drivers to wellbeing, and the New Economics Foundation (NEF) named the Five Ways to Wellbeing to communicate these: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
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Time to Change is a growing movement that exists to transform how we all think and act about mental health problems.