Description of Incident
Just like physical health, mental health is important for our wellbeing. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It also impacts how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
Mental health problems can have a wide range of causes. It’s likely that for many people there is a complicated combination of factors – although different people may be more deeply affected by certain things than others.
A person experiencing a period of poor mental health can look like you or me. They may look completely normal on the outside or they could be in apparent visible distress.
People experiencing a period of poor mental health may feel that their reactions, thoughts, or feelings are not how they would want them to be.
Experiencing mental ill health is often upsetting, confusing and frightening – especially for those working away from family and friends.