Mental Health

Welcome to the Mental Health Website of the Public Health Department. This website provides information and advice on several aspects of mental health.


Mental health is important part of health in general. We all want to feel good about ourselves and the world around us – to be able to get the most from our lives and achieve the goals we set for ourselves. Feeling happy is a part of mental wellbeing but there is a deeper kind of wellbeing, which is about living in a way that is good for you and good for others around you. This includes feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence, self-esteem, self-confidence and engagement with the world. This does not mean that you never experience difficult feelings or situations, but that you feel you can cope when times are tougher than usual.

World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2018

Young People and Mental Health in a changing World

This year, for World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organisation are drawing our attention to young people and mental health. Approximately 1.2 billion people (1 in 6) of the world’s population are adolescents, aged between 10 and 19. Several factors such as alcohol or tobacco use, lack of physical activity, unprotected sex and/or exposure to violence can jeopardize not only adolescents’ current health, but also their health as adults, and the health of their future children.

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Understanding Autism, September 2017

The Ministry of Equality facilitated several lectures across the week of 18th September; these were presented by Linda Woodcock, Director of AT-Autism and an Autism and Families Consultant.


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ERS mark World Alzheimer’s Month, September 2017

The Elderly Residential Service (ERS), with the support of Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society (GADs), provided two awareness events in Kings Bastion  in view of their continued aim to raise awareness during September’s world Alzheimer’s month. Large displays provided plenty of information regarding dementia, and workshops were available to give attendees a unique look into the lives of those with dementia.

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