An organisation called Platform 51 has revealed that 20% of women have suffered from a common mental health problem (compared to 12% of men). Further, they point out that almost 33% of women have taken anti-depressants. Mental health is about more than just an absence of symptoms of illness. It is about quality of life, relationships and how far people can fulfil their potential. There is still a great deal of mystery surrounding mental health problems. Think of the terms “Mood”, “Self-esteem”, “Confidence” and “Stress”. These are all aspects open to change and development. A better understanding of what constitutes mental health and that there are effective psychological approaches available can help promote a sense of hope. Hope is a good place to start.