Mental Health / Emotional Wellbeing
Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at the University of Warwick and a wellbeing expert, says:
"Feeling happy is a part of mental wellbeing. But it’s far from the whole.
Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing. Self-esteem and self-confidence are, too.
So is a feeling that you can do the things you want to do. And so are good relationships, which bring joy to you and those around you.
Of course, good mental wellbeing does not mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult,
But it does mean that you feel you have the resilience to cope when times are tougher than usual."
The NHS suggests that there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing:
Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing - NHS
There are a series of mental wellbeing podcasts and audio guides you can listen to in your own time, in private, to help you through times when your mood is low or you're feeling anxious.
NHS Moodzone Mental Wellbeing Audio Guides
Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life.
Mind offer information and support for everyday living:
How to improve your mental wellbeing - Mind
YoungMinds work to prevent mental illness from developing and to improve early intervention and care for young people living with a mental health difficulty.
Looking after yourself – YoungMinds
Relate has specific information pages for Parenting Teenagers, this includes practical advice on ways to deal with common teen issues:
Relate – Parenting Teenagers Mental Health