Mental health and emotional wellbeing

If you or someone you know is feeling desperate help is always available. If you’re feeling lost, desperate or alone please get in touch:

  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire Urgent Mental Health helpline telephone 0808 196 9127
  • Samaritans telephone116 123
  • HOPELINE UK (Prevention of Young Suicide, under 35s) telephone 0800 068 4141
  • Silver Line (helpline for older people) telephone 0800 470 8090
  • Childline telephone 0800 1111
  • Call FRANK (friendly, confidential drug advice) telephone 0300 123 6600
  • Alcoholics Anonymous telephone 0800 9177 650

Mental health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Positive mental health allows people to:

  • realise their full potential
  • cope with the stresses of life
  • work productively
  • make meaningful contributions to their communities

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