Mental health is sometimes described as ’emotional health’ or ‘well being’. It is an important part of overall health and can be adversely affected by life events, such as the end of a relationship or a bereavement, as well as by mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression.
Mental wellbeing means different things to different people but is likely to involve feelings of being in control, a degree of satisfaction with life, self esteem, optimism, and a sense of belonging.
There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing. Take the short Mind Plan Quiz from Every Mind Matters to get a free NHS plan, full of tailored tips and advice to help you manage stress, sleep better and boost your mood.
Steps2Wellbeing, a free NHS mental health service for adults registered with a Dorset GP, provides talking therapy/counselling/online and face to face CBT and self help for common mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
• Are a non-judgemental service for everyone
• Are culturally aware• Confidential and private
• Our services and resources are available in multiple languages