Taking care of our Hearts and our Minds

Your mental wellbeing is about how you're feeling right now, and how well you can cope with daily life. Our wellbeing can change from moment to moment, day to day, or month to month.

Having good wellbeing can help you to:

  • feel and express a range of emotions
  • have confidence and positive self-esteem
  • have good relationships with others
  • enjoy the world around you
  • cope with stress and adapt when things change.

Good well being doesn't mean you'll always be happy. It's normal to feel sad, angry, or low sometimes. But if you have poor well being for a long time you might start to find things more difficult to cope with.

We're all different, so what affects your wellbeing may not be the same for somebody else. But some common things are:

  • difficult or stressful life events
  • your relationships with the people around you
  • the care and support you get at home and school
  • your physical health – how much sleep you get, what you eat and drink and if you have any health difficulties
  • your environment –how you are treated by others, the conditions in your house.
  • being able to recognise and communicate your emotions.

You may experience difficulties in one or more of these areas, or even experience problems not listed here. That's okay. Everyone is different.