Self-esteem affects how we think and relate to other people and has a direct bearing on our well-being

Self-esteem is an aspect of the way we view ourselves, the overall opinion we have of ourselves and the value we place on ourselves as people. Low self-esteem means that the tone of this opinion is negative.

Of course, most of us have mixed opinions of ourselves, but if you constantly feel you are inadequate or inferior it could have a damaging effect on your life.  Some 46% of people who replied to our survey question concerning experience of mental health problems in the preceding six months, listed low self-esteem. Some of these commented on the particular nature of the entertainment industry and the feeling that the performer has little control as being a major part of their problems in this area.

“an overall nagging sense of failure is something that I do fight with ”