One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives.
Good mental and emotional health is important at every stage of life.
Mental health and emotional well being affect how we think, feel, act, handle stress, relate to others, make choices and manage our physical health.
Ways to maintain positive mental health include
- Getting professional help if you need it
- Connecting with others
- Staying positive
- Getting physically active
- Helping others
- Getting enough skills
- Developing skills
We all experience low points at times in our lives, and it's not unusual to feel sad, anxious, stressed or low in mood. If you are a young person and you are experiencing any of these feelings, you might find e-wellbeing a good place to find help.
e-wellbeing is a digital wellbeing service for young people run by YMCA DownsLink Group.
Their aim is for you to be able to access the right support and information around your emotional health and wellbeing, in the right place at a time that is right for you.
Click this link to find out more.
Young Minds - Service for Young People
If you are a young person and you are struggling with your thoughts and feelings, or feeling distress or anxiety or low mood, this really supportive service is available for you.
Young Minds offers urgent help, support, advice, and guidance, which is focused on the needs of young people.
Their mission is to make sure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
Whether you need a reassuring conversation, specialist mental health support, or simply the knowledge that you are not alone in how you are feeling, Young Minds will make sure that you get support that meets you where you're at as quickly as possible.
Click here to visit their website.
Connecting with Others in Selsey
There are so many interest groups in Selsey, maybe there's one for you. Find out about what's on at the Selsey Care Shop in the High Street or follow the link to their website:
If you prefer to get physically active at home there are too many free exercise video on Youtube to count. One of our favourites is Yoga with Adriene
Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders are all examples of mental health problems.
Diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia generally develop in older age.