Mental health

Mental health

Our mental health can change, and is affected by what is happening around us. Around 1 in 4 people will experience poor mental health this year.

There are many ways we can support our own mental health to try and stay mentally well. 

If you feel unable to cope or to keep yourself safe, please seek immediate support by calling 999.

A crisis line is available 24 hours a day every day for people experiencing a mental health crisis. in Newcastle or Gateshead you can call the service on 0800 652 2863 or 0191 814 8899. You can also call 111 from anywhere. You can find out more by visiting Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 

Try to stay calm and ask someone for help if you need it. It could help to tell someone you trust, maybe a family member or friend. They can be with you and help you decide what to do. They can also contact services on your behalf. 

Ways to wellbeing

We all need to pay attention to our mental health and wellbeing. Sometimes our mental health is good and other times we may feel like we are struggling. Having good mental health can help us feel better, sleep better, and support us in doing the things we want to do. It can also help us have more positive relationships with those around us.

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing:

  • Connect: connect with people around you i.e., family, friends, or colleagues. Spend time developing relationships.
  • Be active: take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity you enjoy and incorporate it into your life.
  • Keep learning: learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement. It can boost self-esteem. Join a course, learn a new still or rediscover an old hobby.
  • Give to others: even if it is a smile or a kind word, volunteer in your local community.
  • Be mindful: be aware of the present moment. This includes thoughts and feelings and the world around you.

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Every mind matters

There are little things we can all do to lift our mood or ease our anxiety. Help find what works best for you. 

Every mind matters

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