Debt and mental health
There are many reasons why people fall into debt. It’s never too late to take control of your money and get help with your debt.
Dementia isn’t just about memory loss. It can affect how you think, feel, speak and behave.
We all have times when we feel down, but depression is about more than feeling sad or fed up for a few days. Depression causes a low mood that lasts a long time and affects your daily life.
Diet and mental health
What we eat doesn’t just affect our physical health: it can also affect our mental health and wellbeing.
Drugs and mental health
All drugs can have an effect on your mental health. They can change your mood and behaviour. For some people, taking drugs can lead to long-term mental health problems.
Having an eating disorder means having a difficult relationship with food. This can include eating too little or too much, or becoming fixated with your weight or shape.
Physical activity and mental health
Physical activity can improve your mental wellbeing. Being physically active means moving your body and working your muscles: for example, by walking, running, dancing, swimming, doing yoga or gardening.
Friendship and mental health
Friendship is a crucial element in protecting our mental health. Our friends can keep us grounded, help us get things in perspective, and help us manage the problems that life throws at us.
Gambling and mental health
Many of us place the odd bet or play the lottery, but for some of us gambling can become an addiction and harm our mental health.
Talking to your GP about your mental health
Your doctor is there for your mental health as well as your physical health. It’s not always easy to start the conversation, but it’s always ok to ask for help.