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Mental Health Matters

One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives.

Yet, because mental health issues aren’t always as visible as other problems, there is a danger of them being overlooked.

This page provides some simple advice on looking after your mental health and links to organisations that can help. Mind, the charity set up to help you make choices about treatment, understand your rights or reach out to sources of support, recommed five ways to wellbeing developed by the New Economics Foundation.

Check out the Mind website to learn more about the five steps or if you are concerned about your mental health get in touch with Steps2Wellbeing, a free, confidential NHS service for people aged 18+ in Southampton.

Stress Less

Lots of things can cause stress, like work, relationships and money problems. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works – from how well you sleep to your immune system. Long-term stress puts your health at risk.

Reducing your stress levels and feeling more in control boosts your mood and means you are more able to cope with life’s ups and downs.

There's no quick-fix cure for stress, but there are simple things you can do to help you stress less. These include relaxing, exercise, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and talking to someone. You don't have to suffer alone and a good place to start is to talk to your GP.

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    One You - Sleep Better

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    One You - Stress Less

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Time To Change - Lets End Mental Health Discrimination 

Southampton City Council supports Time To Change, England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. 

If you would like to get involved by volunteering, becoming a local mental health champion or by sharing your story, visit the Time To Change website