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Frequently Asked Questions

Mental health questions

  • Q. What is mental health?

    We all have mental health which is made up of our beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

  • Q. What do I do if the support doesn’t help?

    It can be difficult to find the things that will help you, as different things help different people. It’s important to be open to a range of approaches and to be committed to finding the right help and to continue to be hopeful, even when some things don’t work out.

  • Q. Can you prevent mental health problems?

    We can all suffer from mental health challenges, but developing our wellbeing, resilience, and seeking help early can help prevent challenges becoming serious.

  • Q. Are there cures for mental health problems?

    It is often more realistic and helpful to find out what helps with the issues you face. Talking, counselling, medication, friendships, exercise, good sleep and nutrition, and meaningful occupation can all help.

  • Q. What causes mental health problems?

    Challenges or problems with your mental health can arise from psychological, biological, and social, issues, as well as life events.

  • Q. What do I do if I’m worried about my mental health?

    The most important thing is to talk to someone you trust. This might be a friend, colleague, family member, or GP. In addition to talking to someone, it may be useful to find out more information about what you are experiencing. These things may help to get some perspective on what you are experiencing, and be the start of getting help.

  • Q. How do I know if I’m unwell?

    If your beliefs , thoughts , feelings or behaviours have a significant impact on your ability to function in what might be considered a normal or ordinary way, it would be important to seek help.

  • Q. What should I do if I’m worried about a friend or relative?

    This may depend on your relationship with them. Gently encouraging someone to seek appropriate support would be helpful to start with.

  • Q. How do I deal with someone telling me what to do?

    Some people may advise you on good evidence of what works with the best of intentions, but it’s important to find out what works best for you.

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