We have all been through challenging times in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown restrictions, and more recently, the war and terror in Ukraine, may all have affected our mental wellbeing. We may have experienced prolonged isolation, uncertainty, anxiety, fears about safety, loss, changes to routine, financial instability and economic hardship. Everyday life can also be challenging or create difficulties which contribute to our emotional strain. A survey conducted
Over the last few years we have seen and heard more and more people talking about 'mental health' and mental illness, but how many of us really know the difference between the two. More importantly, how do we know if we are have 'good mental health' or if we are showing symptoms of suffering with poor mental health, or potentially entering a more chronic state of mental ill health or mental illness. Mental Health refers to the way we think, feel and as a result how we behave.