Resilience and emotional wellbeing

Resilience is the ability to cope with life's challenges and to adapt to adversity. Resilience helps us to maintain our wellbeing in difficult circumstances and protects against the development of some mental health problems.

Emotional wellbeing involves utilising strengths rather than focusing on fixing problems or weaknesses. The better able to master emotions, the greater capacity to enjoy life, cope with stress and focus on important personal priorities.

In this section

Adults' health and wellbeing

  • Self-reported wellbeing,┬ásuicide, improving access to psychological therapies, hospital admissions where there was a primary diagnosis of drug-related mental and behavioural disorders, and self harm.

Children and young people's health and wellbeing

  • CAMHS - waiting time for treatment, children subject of a child protection plan with initial category of neglect, and mental health admissions.