Mental health matters
Mental health can also be referred to as ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’. If you have good mental health you will find it easier to:
- Make the most of your potential
- Cope with life
- Play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.
Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life.
We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Whilst some people find these changes manageable and those feelings pass, others find the impact of some changes or events difficult to cope with and feel overwhelmed. This can happen to any one of us.
Many people don’t feel comfortable talking about their feelings but it’s healthy to know and talk about how you are feeling.
Mental health problems are very common – the more we talk about how we are feeling and share our experiences the more we can break down the stigma attached to mental health problems.
Visit our World Mental Health Day hub page where you will find examples of people talking about their own mental health, their coping mechanisms and the support available both here at BU and further afield.
Why not prioritise your mental health this Saturday by exploring the best of local nature?