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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.

View the mental health directory of local services and organisations

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

Eating disorders and self-harm

An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill.

Personality disorders and psychosis

A person with a personality disorder thinks, feels, behaves or relates to others very differently from the average person.

Children and young people mental health

Mental health support for children and young people in Plymouth.


You can apply to become someone's deputy if they lack mental capacity. This means they cannot make a decision for themselves at the time it needs to be made.

Every Mind Matters quiz

By answering this short quiz, the Every Mind Matters widget gives you 5 actions that can help you feel more in control, deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood and improve your sleep.

Mental Health Awareness Week

On the theme of 'anxiety', this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is from 15 to 21 May.

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