1 in 4 people sought help last year for a mental health problem; 39 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were administered and over 107,000 people spent time in hospital because of their mental health problem. That means 16 million of us had a mental health problem last year and so it’s not something to feel ashamed of.
Mental well-being describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It’s not static and can change from day to day, month to month or year to year. The good news is that there are things we can all do to improve or maintain good mental well-being.
If you are concerned about your mental well-being or that of a friend or family member, there are lots of places you can go for help. The important thing is to look for help as soon as possible and don’t be afraid to talk about it.
These days so many of us use apps in our everyday life for anything from shopping to entertainment to travel, but have you thought about using them to support your well-being and mental health? There are now more and more apps out there that can help with anything from managing your general well-being to those for more specific health concerns.
Looking after a friend or loved one in times of ill health can be a difficult and a sometimes exhausting job. So it’s important that people taking on that role make the time to look after themselves as well.
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