Reasons to talk

Sometimes our bodies stop working properly and we become ill.  In the same way, we can have problems with our mind which affects our mental health.   The word ‘mental’ means ‘of the mind’.  It relates to how and what you think, your feelings and how you understand yourself and the world around you.  This can affect how you behave. The word ‘health’ relates to the working order of your body and mind.  So when we say ‘mental health’ we are talking about the working order of our mind.

There are different types of mental health problems. These include depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD). Mental health problems are more common than you may think and they are nothing to be ashamed of. In the UK around one in ten children and young people have problems with their mental health or emotional wellbeing at some stage.  BEKINDTOMYMIND. All of these statements (in the speech bubbles) are real thoughts from real young people in Bolton – You’re not alone.

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