Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as ‘a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community’.

The Mind website describes good mental health as “being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.”

It is important to take proactive steps to manage your mental health and wellbeing and the NHS recommends :

  1. Connecting with other people
  2. Being physically active
  3. Learning new skills
  4. Giving to others
  5. Paying attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

Do’s and don’ts on managing the above and where to get additional support through the NHS and GP can be found here.

How Housing Solutions can help

Managing finances can be a source of worry. If you are struggling with money, bills, or need support understanding the benefits that you may be entitled to, please contact our Welfare & Benefits Team for support and advice:

More information can be found on our website:

It is important to us that you are happy in your neighbourhood so the Housing Officers will be your first point of contact for anything pertaining to your home, neighbourhood or communal areas that you may be unhappy or worried about.

To get in touch with your Housing Officer, email them directly at

You can book a repair for your home using the Housing Solutions app. More details about our repairs service can be found here:

You can also contact our Customer Contact Centre on 01628 543101.

Additional Support

If you feel like you need someone to talk to, the Samaritans are there to listen, they will not judge or tell you what to do. They can be contacted on 116 123 and their website can be found here.

If you are currently homeless you can contact Crisis for information and support. They also run 9 skylight centres across the United Kingdom.