Emotional health and wellbeing

Emotional health, or mental wellbeing, is about how you’re feeling and how well you can cope with your day to day life.

Many people with good emotional and mental health are able to:

  • be confident in themselves
  • engage and interact with the world around them
  • manage stress and change
  • express their emotions
  • play a positive role in their home and work life.

Many things can affect your mental wellbeing, including unemployment, loneliness, physical illness, poor housing, poverty, discrimination, trauma and violence.

Evidence suggests that there are five steps you can take to improve your emotional and mental health.

General resources:   www.derbyshire.gov.uk/wellbeing

Young people’s resources:  www.derbyshire.gov.uk/fiveways

Watch our videos on the five ways to wellbeing.