Mental health

Mental health


We all need to pay attention to our mental health and wellbeing. Sometimes our mental health is good and other times we may feel like we are struggling. Having good mental health can help us feel better, sleep better and support us in doing the things we want to do. It can also help us have more positive relationships with those around us.

Good mental health is the foundation for well-being. This helps the effective functioning of individuals and communities. It impacts on how we feel, communicate, and understand. It enables us to manage our lives successfully and live to our full potential. It can also help us have more positive relationships with those around us. Mental, physical and social health are the 3 elements that combine for our overall wellbeing and all play an important role.

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing:

Connect: connect with people around you i.e. family, friends or colleagues. Spend time developing relationships.

Be active: take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity you enjoy and incorporate it into your life.

Keep learning: learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement. It can boost self-esteem. Join a course, learn a new still or rediscover an old hobby.

Give to others: even if it is a smile or a kind word, volunteer in your local community.

Be mindful: be aware of the present moment. This includes thoughts and feelings and the world around you.

In Newcastle, we are committed to promoting good mental health, wellbeing, and early intervention. We want to become a healthier city, build resilience, promote mental health across all ages, and challenge stigma.

There are a range of services and support available if you are experiencing any mental health concern, and some useful tips from NHS Every Mind Matters 

Mental Health Support


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