What is Mental Health?
Good mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realises their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to their community.
If you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.
Mental health problems affect one in four people in any given year.
What is Wellbeing?
Wellbeing is defined as the sate of being comfortable, health or happy. Some things that contribute to wellbeing include:
- Personal dignity
- Physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing
- Protection from abuse and neglect
- Participation in work, education, training or recreation
- Your contribution to society
Mental Health Support
Support available to help you and guidance on helping someone else.
If you are struggling, the most important thing is to speak to someone.
Disability Support Organisations
Find out more about the support services here to help with support for specific disabilities.