Unit 1 > Services > Mental health and well-being

Mental health problems can affect anyone, rich or poor, young or old, any culture or any background.

Every individual has emotional and mental needs.  Good mental health is important as it affects an individual’s self concept, how they cope with relationships, education  and everyday life events.

Mental health problems and disorders are health conditions that change the way we think, feel or act.

In the UK, anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems,  Anyone can get low at times, but with depression, the feelings don’t go away quickly or become so bad they interfere with everyday life

The ‘baby blues ‘ is considered normal.  Post natal depression is a severe form of the ‘baby blues’.  

Stress in moderation can be positive as it helps individuals to perform better and to cope with challenging situations e.g. job interviews.  Long periods of stress can lead to illness, emotional exhaustion and can be a killer.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Some individuals describe feeling depressed in th autumn or winter, when the daylight decreases.


This is the progressive loss of control  of the brain.

Show detail