Looking after your mental wellbeing
Good mental wellbeing is important because we all want to feel good – about ourselves and the world around us – and to be able to get the most from our lives.
If you have good mental wellbeing (or good mental health), you should be able to:
- feel relatively confident in yourself – you value and accept yourself set realistic and reasonable standards
- feel and express a range of emotions
- feel engaged with the world around you – you can build and maintain positive relationships with other people and feel you can contribute to the community you live in
- live and work productively
- cope with the stresses of daily life and manage times of change and uncertainty.
There are various ways that we can enhance our wellbeing.
Five ways to wellbeing 2013 (PDF, 1.23 MB)
Physical activity and mental health
- Make you feel good
- Give you more energy
- Reduce stress and help you sleep better
- Keep your heart ‘strong’ and reduce blood pressure
- Help to manage your weight
There are lots of ways that you can be active; find out more about local opportunities to be active, including the Warwickshire Exercise Referral Scheme and Health Walk schemes by visiting keeping active in Warwickshire.
Feeling stressed, worried, low or concerned about your mental health?
We all have times when we have low mental wellbeing – when we feel sad or stressed, or find it difficult to cope. For example, when we suffer some sort of loss; experience loneliness or relationships problems; or are worried about work. Sometimes, there is no clear reason why we experience a period of poor mental health.
There are a range of services available to support you, your family or friends if you are experiencing common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or low mood.
Many of these services aim to offer support at an early stage and you can self-refer. Many do not require a referral and can be accessed with no waiting time.Mental health support services in Warwickshire 2013 (PDF, 29.1 KB)
Specialist mental health support and services in Warwickshire
Information about a range of services to support people in Warwickshire with mental health conditions.
You might need a referral to access these services. Further details of what each service provides and how services can be accessed are included for each service. Specialist mental health service in Warwickshire 2013 (PDF, 17.85 KB)
Mental health services and support for young people
For young people
Information on services and support aiming to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people including:
- what the service offers
- how to access support
- who can access the service (i.e. age range)
- who can refer you (if a referral is needed)