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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Services for adults who offer help and support for mental health difficulties.

On this page you will find:

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Are you ok?

You're not alone

  • 1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental health problem at some point in their life
  • 1 in 6 adults has a mental health problem at any one time
  • 1 in 10 children aged 5 and 16 years has a mental health problem, many continue into adulthood
  • Half of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14

Information below of services and community groups to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Five steps of wellbeing

Scientific research has shown that there are 5 steps in improving mental wellbeing these are

Connect : take the time to speak to family, friends, build relationships with the wider community.

Be Active : take up a new hobby, start walking, join a local sports club or community venue.

Take notice : be aware of your surroundings, people and the environment, often we rush from place to place, plugged into our phones and social media. Breathe, relax and look around.

Keep Learning: keep putting off things? Learning a new skill/hobby? Build up your confidence and self esteem by taking part in a new experience.

Give: time for friends, family, neighbours, loved ones. Really listen to them, be in the moment not thinking about how busy you are or that your in a rush. Volunteer or help out a neighbour.

Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing through helpful reading. The scheme is run by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust. It is endorsed by health organisations, including NHS England and Public Health England, and delivered through public libraries.

There are four Reading Well lists currently available for adult common mental health conditions, for people with dementia and their carers, young people's mental health and long-term conditions and their carers.

If any of the material or information you have read raises concerns with you regarding your own mental health please speak to your local GP.