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If you're in good mental health you can make the most of your potential, cope with everyday life and play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.
Mental health difficulties affect one in four of us at some
point in our lives. They are very common and there are now lots of
ways to overcome them, including some very practical steps we can
all take on our own or services to access for guidance and
Good mental health means that we have a sense of
purpose and goals in life, we have a sense of belonging to a
community, we have good self esteem and feel valued and feel in
control of our lives.
Mental illness is much more clinical, defined by symptoms and
diagnosed by doctors. Although treatments for mental illness are
often medication based and rely on professionals to diagnose and
prescribe the right treatments.
Research has shown that remaining hopeful and positive about the
future and developing the inner strength to be in
control, help to combat the symptoms of mental health
difficulties, which can at times feel overwhelming.
For more information about keeping well:
Visit the Mental Health
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10 tips on looking after your mental health
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Local organisations that offer support and information
MIND in Birmingham
Address: 17 Graham Street, Hockley, Birmingham B1 3JR
Phone: 0121 608 8001
Phone: 0121 248 8408
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more information about the STaR Service
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If you’re in good mental health you can make the most of your potential, cope with everyday life and play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.