Mental health: Why intervene early

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Let's talk mental health. And the power of early intervention. It's the key to making sure you lead a happier, healthier life. 

Let's talk mental health. And the power of early intervention.

It’s the key to making sure you lead a happier, healthier life.

Mental health (like physical health) affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives. In fact, one in six adults are going through mental health challenges every week1. But the stigma surrounding it means that it’s sometimes not spoken about as openly or as early as it should be.

Your physical health constantly changes. So does mental health. And by acting early, you can make the bad days better.


Why early intervention matters

It’s the superhero of mental health. Recognising the early warning signs and getting help before anything gets worse makes the world of difference.

In the UK alone, an estimated 914,000 workers suffered with mental ill health at work2 and 17 million working days were lost because of this in 2021 and 20223.

But here’s how early intervention helps4:

  • Treats problems before they get serious
  • Speeds up referrals to specialist services
  • Makes complete recovery more likely
  • Reduces the impact of mental illness on your life, work and relationships


Smart Health has your back

Smart Health’s around to make sure you feel as fit as a fiddle. Our mental health service is just a click away. Anytime you feel overwhelmed, reach out and we’ll be there for you. A team of qualified mental health experts will help you in a way that suit your needs.

Remember you’re never alone on your journey. With Smart Health, we’re here for you every step of the way.

Let’s break the silence. Get rid of the stigma. Prioritise your mental health. Get the support you need, whenever you need it.


Tips for staying mentally fit

Some small changes in your daily life can help you in big ways. Practising these activities will keep your mental wellbeing in check.

  • Follow a balanced diet
  • Sleep well
  • Stay active
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Get support


1 Quality and Outcomes Framework, Achievement, prevalence and exceptions data, October 2018, NHS Digital (last accessed 08/02/2024)

2 UK loses 17 million working days due to stress, depression and anxiety, November 2022, HR Magazine (last accessed 09/02/2024)

3 Working days lost in Great Britain, July 2021, HSE (last accessed 09/02/2024)

4 The Importance of Early Intervention for People Facing Mental Health Challenges, June 2021, Mental Health First Aid (last accessed 09/02/2024)


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