Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
(World Health Organization)
About 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems each year. Most of us know a friend, colleague or family member who has struggled with their mental health. We can all feel anxious, stressed or low at times in our lives. When these feelings go on for a long time, get worse or affect our day-to-day lives, they may be considered a problem.
It is important we look after our own mental health as well as that of our children. This page will have ideas, links and resources to support you with both of these.