Lesson 2 Risk Factors

What can influence your mental health and wellbeing?

  • Mental Health is not black and white
  • There are so many factors that play into it
  • Knowing what those factors look like can help us navigate the way we deal with things

Source: Public Health England, (2016),” Mental health of children and young people in England”

  • No health without mental health

There is good evidence that poor mental health and stress can lead to increases in a range of physical illnesses. These include coronary heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. This can happen directly by mental distress affecting physiological vulnerability, but also indirectly by increasing the dependence upon negative lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption. These are major social and workplace issues but also mean that there is a compelling business case to act now. –ENWHP