Health & Wellbeing
Our physical health and emotional wellbeing have a significant impact on our quality of life. Good physical and emotional health help reduce our risk of developing a wide number of health conditions.
What is Emotional Wellbeing?
Emotional Wellbeing is defined by the Mental Health Foundation as:
“A positive sense of wellbeing which enables an individual to be able to function in society and meet the demands of everyday life; people in good mental health have the ability to recover effectively from illness, change, or misfortune.”
Why is Emotional Wellbeing Important?
Addressing your mental health is as important as your physical health. Having good mental health helps us to relax more and enjoy what we really love doing. We also know that pain and injuries can reduce our mental health and this can slow down our ability to recover. By improving our emotional wellbeing we can also improve our physical health.
How Can I Improve My Emotional Wellbeing?
Regular exercise, spending time with loved ones, and achieving challenges can help us with our mental health. It is also important to slow down from time to time. Paying more attention to ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, as well as the world around us can help us to enjoy life more and to understand ourselves better.
You can find more information about improving your mental wellbeing at NHS Live Well – Improve Mental Wellbeing. This includes advice on how to make changes, as well as links to support and advice services.
Mental Health Support
If you feel you may be struggling with your mental health it can be daunting and scary to seek help. We have put together a collection of resources and services to help you help yourself.
NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing
Here you will find help and support for dealing with common mental health problems (including stress, anxiety, and low mood) as well as links to therapy and young people support services.
Time to Talk
This service provides talking therapies across West Sussex for a wide range of general and diagnosed mental health concerns.
Mind is a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Northumberland Self Help
Here you will find leaflets on life difficulties and self-help guidance.
This website provides factsheets on mental health conditions and symptoms as well as access to an advisory service.
Sussex Mental Healthline: 0300 5000 101
The Sussex Mental Healthline is helpline run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Callers dialling 111 for the Sussex Mental Healthline need to ask to be put through to the Sussex Mental Healthline. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Samaritans: 116 123
A 24 hour confidential listening service providing emotional support for anyone in crisis.