Mental wellbeing for young people

Mental Wellbeing 16-25 years

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health.

Mental health problems can be thought of as how you are feeling and how you cope with day to day life, right through to severe mental health problems, such as bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia - and anything in between.

Often our mental wellbeing is affected by a ‘trigger’ situation or event. However, sometimes there is no clear reason why we experience poor mental health.

Mental wellbeing is important because:

  • Mental wellbeing of young people is as important as their physical health.
  • Other factors such as keeping physically active, getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet and taking time out to relax can have a positive impact emotional and mental health.
  • Good mental health means young people can get the best out of their life, including their education, their friendships and their family. For society, having young people with good mental wellbeing gives us a firm foundation on which communities can grow and thrive.