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What is mental health?

In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. 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.

Can you prevent mental health problems?

We can all suffer from mental health challenges but developing our wellbeing, resilience and seeking help early can help to prevent those challenges from becoming serious.

What causes mental health problems?

Challenges or problems with your mental health can come from a range of factors including psychological, biological, social issues and life events.

What should I do if I’m worried about my mental health?

The most important thing is to talk to someone that you trust. This might be a friend, colleague, family member or your GP.

Don’t forget that you can always chat to a member of staff at Mid Cheshire MIND.

What should I do if I am worried about a friend or family member?

This will depend on the relationship you have with them but gently encouraging someone to seek appropriate support would be helpful.

Is there a cure for poor mental health?

It is often more realistic and helpful to explore the issues you face. Talking, counselling, medication, exercise, friendships, good sleep and nutrition and keeping occupied can all help you to manage poor mental health.

If you would like help, we have a range of information available or tips and techniques that you can try.

What can Mid Cheshire MIND do for me?

Need somewhere to turn?

When it comes to mental health it can be hard to know where to start to find the help you want and need. We run a service where we can talk about your needs and the potential options to help signpost you in the right direction.

Our team of staff and volunteers can use their experience to assist you on the right path. You can call us on 01606 863305 or email [email protected].