The December theme for our new Staff Wellbeing Zone is ‘Good Relationships are the Foundation of Good Mental Health’.
Below are links to a selection of articles and publications expanding on the theme of relationships, good mental health and wellbeing.
Some of them also explore the difficulties that people who suffer from mental health problems face when engaging in relationships – romantic, family and friendships.
- Mental Health Foundation(UK): Guide to Investing in Your Relationships
- Mental Health Foundation(UK): Friendship and Mental Health
- MIND(UK): How Friends and Family Can Help With Depression
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (USA): Friendship and Mental Health
- The Guardian(UK): How mental health problems affect relationships
- Priory Group(UK): Does mental health affect and impinge on family relationship?
- Mental Health Foundation(UK): Relationships
- Here to Help (Mental Health & Substance Use information You Can Trust – Canadian): Mental Illness in Couple Relationships
- Time to Change(UK): How to approach mental illness in a relationship – together
- PsychCentral (USA journal): What I’ve Learned about Relationships and Mental Illness
- Mayo Clinic (USA): Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health
- HealthDay (USA website): Health Benefits of Friendship
- Psychology Today(UK): Benefits of Friendship are Worth the Work
- Open University(UK): Why friendships are vital to your wellbeing
- LiveScience (USA): 7 Ways Friendship are Great for Your Health
- Happify(USA): Why Friends Make Us Happier, Healthier People
If you are affected by relationship issues, our Occupational Health team or the University Counselling Service may be able to provide support. Get in touch by emailing email@example.com