Learn about the factors that can help protect your mental health. Also find out about the factors that can put it at risk.
Regardless of your age, you can have better mental health if you:
- eat a healthy diet, which supports a healthy body and brain
- are physically active, which reduces stress and helps with concentration
- get enough sleep, which makes you more alert and able to cope with stress
Certain life circumstances can also help protect your mental health. These include:
- living in a safe community that is accepting, supportive