Mental health

Mental health and wellbeing

Anyone can suffer from a mental health issue: at least one in six people will experience a mental health problem in any one year. Mental health related illness is the leading cause of long-term absence from work.

Five Ways to Wellbeing campaign was launched in September 2015. The campaign has these 5 key themes, which include everyday things that people can do to help their feelings of overall happiness and wellbeing:

connect – with the people around you, family, friends, colleagues and neighbours
be active – by discovering a physical activity you enjoy that suits your level of mobility and fitness
take notice – by being curious and being aware of the world around you and what you are feeling
keep learning – by trying something new and setting a challenge you will enjoy achieving
give – by doing something nice for a friend or a stranger, joining a community group or simply carrying out a random act of kindness, for example
East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) is the provider of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and adult mental health services in Central Bedfordshire (effective 1 April 2015.) It is commissioned by the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG.)

The Bedfordshire Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (link opens in new window) provided by ELFT offers support for individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, sadness, anger, extreme shyness, obsessive behaviour, phobias or relationship difficulties. 

Mental Health Self Help guides (link opens in new window) on a range of topics are also available to download.

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