What is mental health?
Mental health is about how you feel. Feelings can change how you think and what you do. When you feel good you can do everyday things. When you do not feel good it gets hard to cope. The Council for Intellectual Disability has an information guide that tells you about:
- What are signs I need help with my mental health?
- What can cause mental health problems
- How to ask for help.
How do I stay mentally well?
We all have times when we feel sad or down or feel life is hard. The Council for Intellectual Disability has information about things that can help your mental health.
Anchor exercise to help you feel calm.
The Council for Intellectual Disability has information on the anchor exercise to help you feel calm. You can use it if you feel scared, stressed or worried.
Healthy Mind is an online Easy Read tool designed to help people with Intellectual Disability to recognise and regulate their thoughts and feelings.
Staying positive and connected
The Council for Intellectual Disability has me360 cards that can be downloaded. The cards help people with disability have conversations about the important things in their lives.
Each me360 card asks a question that will help you think about your strengths and goals, and what you need to live a good life.