Minding your head
Your mental health is important. It helps you to feel good about yourself and cope well with the everyday pressures of life.
If you're feeling low, it helps to talk to someone you trust, eg, a friend or family doctor. Talking is the first step in the recovery process and with appropriate help, people who have experienced feelings of anxiety or despair can, and do, go on to recover.
Minding Your Head has information on how to protect your mental and emotional wellbeing and the issues that can affect it, eg anxiety or depression. It also contains information on the local services that can offer help and support.
Lifeline is a crisis response helpline service operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you’re in distress or despair, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 and talk to an experienced counsellor in confidence.
For more information visit www.lifelinehelpline.info
Journeys to recovery
View the TV ad 'Boxer' that focuses on the importance of openness and discussion as the first step to recovery if you're feeling low.
Where to find help
If you need help, talk to your GP. There are also lots of services near you that offer help and support on a range of issues which can affect mental health.