Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
Mental health problems are common but help is avaliable.
For urgent medical attention, your options are Accident & Emergency (A&E) and Emergency GP appointments.
For urgent medical advice you can call the NHS 111.
Please click the links below for a list of helplines and services, whether it is about yourself or a loved one.
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