Think about what is affecting your wellbeing
We're all different. What affects someone's mental wellbeing won't necessarily affect others in the same way.
But we all have times when we have low mental wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.
Common life events that can affect your mental wellbeing include:
Stress, loneliness, inactivity, lack of sleep are all negative [for my mental wellbeing].
Other times there is no clear reason for why we feel the way we do - which can be frustrating.
There are some factors that may make you more vulnerable to experiencing a period of poor mental wellbeing. These may have happened in the past or might still be happening now:
- childhood abuse, trauma, violence or neglect
- social isolation or discrimination
- homelessness or poor housing
- a long-term physical health condition
- social disadvantage, poverty or debt
- caring for a family member or friend
- significant trauma as an adult, such as military combat, being involved in a serious accident or violent crime
No matter the reason, it can be helpful to remember that you deserve to feel good and there are steps you can take to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing.