Mental Health

Good mental health is every bit as important as good physical health. Like physical health, a person’s mental health can be undermined and damaged by a whole range of different factors. Promotion of good mental health and provision of support for people who do experience mental health problems has now been placed in the top three priorities for the NHS in Scotland, together with cancer and heart disease. Everyone has a part to play in safeguarding their own mental health and that of those around them - in the family, in the community, at school or in the workplace. Whether it be helping children to grow up into confident adults or fostering a mentally healthy workforce, promoting good mental health should be a priority for us all.

Who can be Affected?

Anyone can experience mental ill health in the course of their life. It is important to recognise that there is a difference between short-term worries and more serious problems which interfere with daily living and which may require specialist help. Getting help at an early stage improves individuals’ chances of recovery – and most people do recover. People with serious and long-term problems need the right support to enable them to manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives.

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