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Having good mental health and emotional wellbeing – what some people call happiness – isn’t just about avoiding mental health problems. It means feeling good about yourself and coping well with the everyday pressures of life.

If you’re looking for advice on how to stay on top of tough times, or if  you’re concerned about yourself, concerned about someone else or just want to be aware of the issue of mental health, then this website is for you.


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Talking really helps

If you're feeling low, it helps to talk to someone you trust. By talking and seeking help, you will start to feel better. People who have experienced feelings of anxiety, distress or despair can, and do, go on to recover with appropriate help and support. Try to talk to someone you trust, such as a friend or family member, or get support from the local services listed on this site

If you're in distress or despair and prefer to talk to someone in confidence, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 and speak to an experienced counsellor. It’s your choice whether you want to remain anonymous or provide your personal contact details.

View the new TV ad ‘Boxer’, which highlights the importance of talking to someone you trust.

Remember it’s just as important to look after your mental health as your physical health.

Local services

The directory sign posts you to services in your local area that deal with a broad range of issues that can have an impact on your mental health. It allows you to find the service most appropriate for you.
Find services in your area


Lifeline is a crisis response helpline service for people in distress or despair. Lifeline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 0808 808 8000.
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People who experienced tough times but are now feeling much better about life because they got help and support tell their stories..


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