looking after your mental health

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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


Eat well

food that is good for your body is good for your mind too.


Keep active

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.


Help others

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.

See here for more information on how to access it

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