Part of ensuring good mental health is recognising that it is natural to feel different emotions, but also knowing when you are struggling more than usual to deal with life and need some support and advice.
Mental health can be affected by relationships, bereavement, stress or looking after someone who couldn't manage on their own.
It is said that one in four of us will be affected by mental illness at some point in our lives. Whether you suffer from short term periods of anxiety or depression or chronic conditions like bipolar condition or schizophrenia, help and support is available. If you are looking after someone, it can take its toll on your mental health, so it’s really important you get the support you need too. Find out more about support available if you are looking after someone.
We work with specialist mental health organisations to make sure you can get the support you need. Find out more about common mental health conditions.
There are many services available for people in mental health crisis. Find out more about what happens when someone is in crisis and may need support to make informed decisions (including information about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)).
Please don't wait until your needs are severe before asking for help. A preventative approach is always preferable. This may involve:
- learning to taking better daily care of your mental health. Read our page on top tips for good mental health to find out more.
- using services that help to prevent mild to moderate mental illnesses becoming worse.
Wellbeing Options supports people in Bath and North East Somerset to live full and independent lives. Here you will find information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources
B&NES Adult Mental Health and Social Care Commissioning Strategy for 2015-2020 can be found here.