Mental health

Mental health

Worried about mental health?

If you’re having mental health problems, you’re not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives.

Coping with bereavement

A bereavement counsellor explains what bereavement is, how to cope and where to go for help and support.

Financial problems and relationships

Financial problems can put pressure on your relationship. Taking practical action can help ease the strain.

Feel you can’t go on?

If you are feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, here are the people who can help

Returning to work after mental health issues

Find out how to get back into work if you’ve been off because of mental or emotional health issues.

Duncan Irvine

‘Samaritans saved me’

Duncan Irvine talks about how a last-minute phone call to the Samaritans saved his life.

Addiction: what is it?

If you have an addiction, you’re not alone. One in three of us has an addiction, but effective treatments are available.

Losing someone close through suicide

Guilt and blame are among the feelings people can experience following a suicide.

Talking to children about feelings

If you’re worried about a child you think has a problem, getting them to talk about it can really help.

Raising low self-esteem

Why some people have low self-esteem and how it can affect your mental health. Plus simple tips on how to give your self-esteem a boost.

Stopping smoking is good for your mental health

Being smoke-free helps relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression

‘I used to drink all day’

George Budge knew he had to get help when he realised he was drinking all day, every day.

‘How I help improve student mental health’

University mental health adviser Dr Luke Jefferies explains the support he offers his students and the NHS.

Battling mental stigma through Emmerdale

Psychiatric nurse Lol Butterfield used his experience of depression to advise a character in the ITV soap Emmerdale.

Some beneficial tips

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Dealing with Depression: You can’t beat depression with sheer willpower, but you can make a huge dent with simple lifestyle changes and other coping tips. The steps may seem small, but they’ll quickly add up. Learn how to get started today. MORE »

Pensive Man

How to Stop Worrying: Are you plagued by anxious thoughts and near-constant worries? Learn self-help strategies that can help you stay calm, stop obsessing over “what-ifs,” accept uncertainty, and break the habit of chronic worrying. MORE »

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How to Start Exercising and Stick to It: You don’t have to spend hours in a gym or force yourself into monotonous activities you hate to experience the benefits of exercise. Here are easy and fun ways to add more physical activity into your daily life. MORE »

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Choosing Healthy Fats: Despite what you may have been told, not all fats are bad guys in the waistline wars. The answer for a healthy diet isn’t to cut out the fat—it’s to replace bad fats with the good ones that promote health and well-being. MORE »

Sleeping Man

How to Sleep Better: The cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine. Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference to the quality of your nightly rest. MORE »

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Managing Conflicts with Humor: We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, and it’s true. Laughter relieves stress, elevates mood, enhances creativity, and makes you more resilient. It’s also good for your relationships. MORE »