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Understanding mental health

Everybody knows how important it is to look after their physical health, but sometimes people forget to look after their mental health. Here are some ways to look after your mental health. 

If you are worried that you may have a mental health problem, don't worry. You're not alone. One in 10 children and young people have a mental health problem, and one in four adults do too. Most mental health problems start in the teenage years, so it is important to get help as soon as you can.

Many mental health problems can be treated either through medication or in other ways. If you are worried about how you are feeling have a look at the YoungMinds website and you can make an appointment with your GP and talk about how you are feeling. They will be able to advise you further.

There are a number of ways that many mental health problems can be treated including psychological therapies that may be used instead of - or along with - medication. 

Anyone who feels that they may have a mental health problem or need mental health medication should make an appointment with their GP.

If you are diagnosed with a mental health problem and  have been prescribed a medicine, you can find further information about the medicine on the HeadMeds website.

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