Explore mental health

Explore our content and resources designed to give you more information about mental health, how to look after your mental health and help prevent mental ill health from developing in the first place.

It's all based on the evidence and experiences of people like you. 

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Looking after your mental health

We want everyone to live mentally healthy lives. Luckily, there is plenty of evidence for the things that can help.

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Supporting someone else with their mental health

You can do many things to help if someone you know is experiencing mental ill health.

Understanding mental health

About mental health

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Our mental health is how we’re feeling inside, or how we are emotionally.

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About mental health problems

Mental health problems are very common. In a single week, at least one in six of us has problems with our mental health.

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Mental health statistics

There are lots of statistics available that can help us to understand mental health and mental health problems.

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Mental health A-Z

Have a look at our A to Z topics on mental health. You can find more information on specific mental health problems and some of the things that can have an effect – good and bad – on our mental health.

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Publications

Our in-depth publications cover a wide range of mental health topics, and they're all free to read and download.

Preventing mental ill health

It isn’t possible to stop all mental ill-health from developing, but many mental health problems can be prevented with the right approach.

Find out more about prevention

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COVID-19 resources

Infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus can be scary and affect our mental health. We've created a COVID-19 resources hub to help you, your friends and your family look after their mental health.

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Podcast

On our podcast, we chat to different people and experts about mental health and explore the topics that can affect how we think and feel.

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Articles

Read some of our articles about mental health.

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Blogs

Read blogs written by our mental health experts and people with personal experience of mental ill health.

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Stories

Read stories of inspiring individuals' personal experiences of mental health and the things that have helped them.

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Loneliness and mental health

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, we looked at the link between loneliness and mental health. 

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Guide
Loneliness help and advice
Loneliness help and advice
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Podcast
Loneliness
Loneliness
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Report
Loneliness and Mental Health report - UK
Loneliness and Mental Health report - UK

Nature

Connecting with nature is good for your mental health. It can reduce stress and lift your mood. We look at the link between nature and mental health - why it matters, how we can all connect more and how some people are experiencing the benefits.

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Read more about how nature can impact mental health

Kindness

We found that 63% of UK adults agree that when other people are kind, it has a positive effect on their mental health, and the same proportion agree that being kind to others positively impacts their mental health.

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Find out more about the importance of kindess

Body image

Our research found that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they were overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s almost 1 in every 3 of us!

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Learn more about body image and mental health