“Having at least one trusting relationship really matters when you're getting better.”
Kamal (formerly Tim)

Overview

Your partner and the intimate relationship you have with them can have a big influence on your mental health.

Having someone you trust and love, and who trusts and loves you in return, can increase your sense of self-worth and confidence. Being able to talk to and rely on your partner for support when times are tough may be helpful in coping with mental health issues.

Some situations can put relationships under extra stress. These may include difficulties with money, employment or blended families that form when new partners bring their children together. If you and your partner are not able to communicate well or are unable to resolve conflict, the relationship may have a negative influence your mental health and wellbeing.

The support and care given to each other within a close relationship can make all the difference for you or your partner’s mental health and wellbeing.

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Page last updated 28th September 2017