Many smokers believe that smoking helps to relieve stress, anxiety and low mood, when in fact the opposite is true. This year, for the first time, the national No Smoking Day campaign will focus on the significant benefits of quitting for mental health and wellbeing.
Posts related to mental health and wellbeing
Reflecting on this World Mental Health Day's theme of ‘mental health for all’, this blog highlights some of the important work that PHE has been leading to advance good population mental health.
PHE has developed a new routine COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance report, which provides a close to real time picture of our nation's mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.
PHE are leading the work to support the population’s mental health through COVID-19. This blog sets out PHE’s local and national approach to dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing
The latest edition of Health Matters focuses on smoking among the population of people living with a broad range of mental health conditions. Read this blog for a summary of the full edition's content.
Mental health and mental illness have an impact on all of us, either directly or indirectly – whilst we can all benefit from having good mental health, 1 in 6 adults experienced a common mental health problem in the last week. This blog covers the ways in which PHE is prioritising improving mental health and the lives of people living with mental illness.
The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health marked the first time local and national government agencies came together with organisations across the health and care sector to make prevention a priority for mental health. This blog looks at how it has helped different organisations tackle mental health across the country.
Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends, communities and work colleagues.
As we approach the end of Child Mental Health Week, we reflect on the Government and PHE’s commitment to improve young people’s mental health. Around half of all mental health problems start before the age of 14 and we know …
It has been a year since we published our suicide prevention planning guidance and thought it was a timely opportunity to take stock on progress made over that time.