Mental Health is about how we think, feel and behave. Look after your mental health and get the most from life. Looking after your mental health doesn’t need to be complicated.
Need help now?
If you need someone to talk to urgently and in confidence contact:
First response service on freefone 111 select option 2
Childline anytime free of charge on 0800 1111
The Samartians anytime on 116 123
Cambridge mental health helpline Life Line on Freephone 0808 8082121 (7pm – 11pm)
Or see our emergency page here
Other ways to get help
You can also contact Kooth – www.Kooth.com
Your school (or college) nurse – by attending a drop-in session at your school (they don’t just do physical health)
Visit your GP and talk to them. They are trained to listen to your mental health worries
For more advice about maintaining positive mental health and information about common mental health problems go to:
Eight simple (and cost-free!) tips for good mental health
food that is good for your body is good for your mind too.
regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better, and give you more energy. Try to include enjoyable physical activity in your day.
Keep in touch
family and friends can help you deal with the stresses of life.
Do something you are good at
enjoying yourself helps beat stress. Do an activity you enjoy. Achieving helps boost your self-esteem.
helping people makes you feel good. Be there for your friends and family and they will be there for you.
Take a break
Taking time to relax is really important to maintain positive mental health. Do what you find enjoyable and relaxing.
Believe in yourself
positive thinking and boosting self-esteem helps you cope during rough times. Be proud of who you are.
Ask for help
sometimes we can feel alone and overwhelmed by our problems – it can help to share those feelings with others.
Centre 33 offers free and confidential counselling.
Lots of useful local information to support you with your mental health on this website.