Our mental health refers to our emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act every day. It plays an important role in how we handle stress, socialise with others, and make decisions throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
Good mental health is being able to think, feel and react in the ways you need and want to. Mental health problems affect around one in four people in the UK. They range from more common problems like depression and anxiety, to rarer problems like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
A GP can advise you on mental health self-care, support and necessary treatment.
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