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Mental health is an important part of your life and good mental health and wellbeing is directly linked to good physical health.

Having good mental health is also linked to living longer and an improved quality of life.

Mental ill health can range from mild bouts of depression to severe conditions such as schizophrenia.

Every year one in four people will experience a mental health issue and the most common conditions are anxiety and depression.

On average one or two people in every 100 will experience a severe mental illness.

Find out more about the mental health support on offer in Derbyshire.

Emotional health and wellbeing

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

People with good emotional and mental health are generally 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.

The 5 ways to wellbeing

Evidence suggests that there are five simple steps you can take to improve your emotional wellbeing. The good news is that they’re easy to fit into everyday life.

The 5 ways are:

  • connect
  • keep learning
  • take notice
  • give
  • be active

Get more help and advice on the 5 ways to emotional wellbeing.

We've also put together some useful sources of information and advice.