Stopping smoking has been proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing: it can improve mood and help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
Alcohol and other drugs could be said to have a two-way relationship with mental health. Some mental illnesses can be exacerbated by substance use and it also common for those experiencing mental illness to self-medicate with substances- whether legal, illegal or prescribed.
To find out more about substance use, access credible information, advice and support visit www.mycrew.org.uk. You can also use this site to “check out” your own or someone else substance use if you are concerned.