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Every year around one in four of us experiences a mental health problem.

Ending a relationship, moving house, starting a new job - they can all place extra demands on us emotionally and physically. You might find yourself worrying about everything and feeling less able to cope with things, including dealing with your asthma, or your child's - see our page on wellbeing for parents.

It's OK to feel like this sometimes. You're certainly not alone. We all have times when it feels like things aren't going so well in our lives, or when we feel stressed out dealing with change.

According to mental health charity Mind, every year around one in four of us experiences a mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression.

The important thing is to reach out and get help when you need it. Whether it's advice about managing your asthma, or help juggling another aspect of your life - support is never far away.

Being able to tap into a strong support network can help you feel more in control of your asthma so that you're able to cope with life's ups and downs better. You'll also be more likely to stick to taking your medicines exactly as prescribed. This helps reduce your risk of symptoms and means you're more likely to enjoy life without asthma getting in the way.

Last updated July 2016

Next review due July 2019