Surviving or Thriving?

We all have mental health. Good mental health is an asset that helps us to thrive.

The Mental Health Foundation has been promoting Mental Health through awareness week for 17 years. This year the awareness week, 8-14 May, focuses on the state of the UK's mental health.

Nearly two-thirds of people say that they have experienced a mental health problem

The above figure is from a survey of over 2,000 people.

What can we do?

10 steps to thrive:

  1. Talk about your feelings
  2. Keep active
  3. Eat well
  4. Drink sensibly
  5. Keep in touch
  6. Ask for help
  7. Take a break
  8. Do something you are good at
  9. Accept who you are
  10. Care for others

For more information, see our support for people with long-term conditions and carers, read Zev's story or the Mental Health Foundation's report.