We do not need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health.

Learn more about how to look after your mental health and create your own action plan.

Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them to discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Every Mind Matters offers a range of useful resources that help spot the signs of common mental health concerns, provides practical self-care tips and guidance and, importantly, explains when to seek further support.

It also has a free NHS-approved online tool on the Every Mind Matters website, which helps people build an action plan to deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, improve their sleep and help them feel more in control.

More information about mental wellbeing (including local activities) is available on the Solent Mind website.

If you or someone you know feel that you need further help with a mental health problem, please contact your GP or get in touch with Steps 2 Wellbeing 

If it is urgent--such as concern about harming yourself--please call 999 or visit the A&E and advise them of your condition. For crisis counselling, you can also call Samaritans on 116 123.

Find more information about Children and young people's mental health on the NHS Healthier Together website. 

If you are interested in local mental health anti-stigma work, visit the Time to Change Hub webpage.