Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

What is it?

Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day to day life and our environment.

What can affect my mental health?

It can be useful to understand mental health and well being as being a continuum naturally fluctuating in response to life events and situations e.g. job loss, family breakdown, bereavement. People will respond differently to these issues and it is important to recognise that these experiences can have an impact on our mental health.

What is mental ill health?

Anyone can experience mental ill health in the same way as we can experience physical ill health, this can be mild, moderate or severe. It is estimated that one in four people in Northern Ireland will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. It is important to seek help if you are concerned about yourself or someone else.