Emotional health for young adults

Being young is an exciting time but it can also be a difficult time as there can be lots of changes and some uncertainty about the future. Young people can face many issues which can be hard to deal with and making decisions can be difficult. Stress Stress is experienced when we feel we can […]

Ageing well

Older age is a time when there are usually a number of life changes, such as retirement, children leaving home, bereavements and sometimes changes in physical health. Adapting to these changes can be challenging and can have a negative effect on your emotional well-being. Later life can offer many advantages and disadvantages, although is often […]

Self-esteem

Self-esteem refers to the way we think, feel and value ourselves as a person. Low self-esteem is having a generally negative overall opinion of yourself, judging and evaluating yourself harshly. Symptoms of Low self-esteem can include: being highly critical of yourself or your actions/ abilities; having high self doubt or only seeing yourself to blame […]

Pregnancy

Being pregnant can be an exciting and nerve-racking time. Mental health is fluid and we can all move up and down the mental health continuum throughout our lives. How much we move up and down the continuum can be exaggerated during times of significant change, such as pregnancy. Emotional distress or mental health problems can […]

Relationships

Having and maintaining positive relationships is vital to our overall well-being and mental health. Relationships are important for a number of reasons. For example they can; o Encourage personal growth – Positive relationships provide an environment that encourages you to grow and develop. o Provide support – Healthy relationships can feel like a source of […]

Parenting with a mental health difficulty

If you have a child who is affected by mental health issues, it can be very stressful and you may feel out of control at times. However, there are some specific self-help strategies that you can use to reduce your worry and to improve the emotional health of your child. Common mental health issues include […]

Parenting

Being a parent can be hard and it can be even harder if you are experiencing difficulty with your emotional health. Parents can often worry that if they talk about their mental health problems that others will think they are a bad parent or even worse that they might have their children taken away from […]

Men’s emotional health

Men often experience emotional distress differently to some women. Many people think that feeling sad or tearful is the main sign of depression but often this is not the case. Feeling angry, frustrated, having regular headaches, muscle pains or digestive problems are all common symptoms of low mood and for men, that’s often what they […]

Depression

Everyone can feel down, but if these feelings last more than a few days, keep coming back frequently or start to affect your work, interests or feelings towards your family/friends, then it could be a sign of depression. Some of the symptoms of depression are low mood or sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, sleep […]

Emotional Health for Carer’s

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to a physical or mental health condition. Many carers feel a need to put on a ‘brave face’. It can feel that your difficulties are ‘nothing’ compared to that of the person […]