Every Mind Matters
How good are you at dealing with life’s ups and downs? According to a recent survey by Public Health England (PHE) more than eight in ten (83%) people have experienced early signs of poor mental health including feeling anxious or stressed, having low mood or trouble sleeping.
If that sounds like you, there’s lots of help to be had. Visit the information centre on this website and choose ‘Mental health’ under ‘Filter by Topic’ for useful information about maternal and paternal mental health and the baby blues – or visit a new website from the NHS and Public Health England – ‘Every Mind Matters’.
The new site helps people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others to do so. Feeling low can be a natural response to life’s challenges, but it can become more serious if you don’t take action, and many people wait too long.
According to the PHE survey, over a quarter (27%) of people who experienced signs of poor mental health waited at least six months before taking action to manage it, with three quarters (74%) of those who waited that long wishing they had acted sooner.
It’s now acknowledged that taking care of our mental health is just as important as maintaining good physical health – it helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters offers a free plan, expert advice and practical tips.
The site shows you how to build simple changes into daily life – such as reframing unhelpful thoughts, breathing exercises and increasing physical activity. Evidence shows that simple steps like these can help us improve and maintain good mental health, so we get more out of life, feel and function better, have more positive relationships and manage difficult times – now and in the future.
You can discover simple steps for a healthier mind and create your bespoke action plan at Every Mind Matters.