Keep a healthy mind

Why keeping a healthy mind is crucial and how we can help you keep good mental health

Why keeping a healthy mind is important

Having a healthy mind and good mental health is important because it affects how we think, feel, and act.  It also affects how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.  A healthy mind is important at all stages of life from childhood onwards.

Positive mental health allows people to:

If you experience mental health problems your thinking, your mood, and your behaviour can all be affected.

Evidence suggests there are 5 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.


Be active

Keep learning 

Give to others

Be mindful

How we can help you keep your mind healthy

Our Health Trainers provide a wide range of lifestyle advice and support to help you with keeping a healthy mind. They can teach you techniques and tips for achieving quality sleep, we can help you eat well and get more active, and we can signpost you to regular activities and volunteering opportunities in your community.

Commonwealth Games Mental Health Campaign

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are now just around the corner. In line with the ambition of understanding mental health and wellbeing issues for the B2022 Games, #OHID (Office of Health Improvement and Disparities) will be delivering a campaign to inspire you to participate in physical activity for benefits to body and mind.

Click here for more information on the campaign and how you can take part.


For personalised support, information, motivation or guidance to look after your emotional and physical health call The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or email

Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

Healthy Minds links and resources

Where to go for support

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