Do You Have A Healthy Mind?
It is normal for mental health to change over time. Having a healthy mind means you are resilient to the day to day stress of life, can cope with change and feel able to live with purpose. Take our short quiz to get an idea of you are on the mental health scale, or jump straight to the signs, symptoms and personalised services available to help you live mentally healthy.
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The scale explained:
Read more about the signs and symptoms of each section of the mental health scale and access services that can help you reach, and maintain, mental wellbeing.
Please note: Not everyone will have all of the listed symptoms.
Somone with a healthy mind is:
- Able to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions.
- Able to form and maintain good relationships with others.
- Able to cope with and manage change and uncertainty.
- Aware of the five ways to wellbeing.
If you are coping, you may experience:
- Changes in mood.
- Fear, worry or anxiety.
- Relationship issues or sex drive changes.
- Feeling sad or down.
- Less interest in daily activities
- More likely to cancel plans
- Trouble concentrating.
- Tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping.
- Problems understanging and relating to situations and to people
- Loss of appetite or changes in weight.
These services can help you before things get worse:
If you are struggling, you might:
- Feel long-lasting sadness or irritability
- Avoid social situations.
- Increase use of alcohol or drugs to cope with feelings.
- Get feelings of hopelessness or being trapped.
- Get detached from reality, paranoia or hallucinations.
- Engage in reckless or risky behaviour.
- Get increased feelings of anger, hostility or violence.
It's time to get help. Contact these services to get support:
If you are unwell you may be:
- Pre-occupied with harming self or inflicting self harm
- Calling or visiting people to say goodbye.
- Getting affairs in order (giving away possessions, tying up loose ends).
- Saying things like "Everyone would be better off without me" or "I want out".
- A sudden switch from being extremely depressed to acting calm and happy.