Five steps to improve mental wellbeing

There are ways we can build into our lives to help promote our mental wellbeing. The NHS offers a five step guide to improve mental wellbeing which is fundamental to our physical health, relationships, work and to achieve our full potential.

Mental health

Mental health problems can range from very common disorders to severe problems.

If you are concerned about your mental health you should see your GP for advice and treatment.

Depression and anxiety

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT) provides access to psychological therapies for people suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

The service is available in Sheffield at every GP practice. For some therapies you will need your GP to assess and refer you.

Eating disorders

Sheffield Eating Disorder Service is a community based out-patient service, providing assessment and psychologically based interventions to those with severe eating disorders.

Training

Mental Health First Aid training is available to anyone who would like to learn, help and understand mental health.

Help yourself tips

Here are three resources that you can do to help yourself:

  • NHS self-help booklets
  • Live Life to the Full free online life skills resource
  • there is always someone to talk to at the Samaritans