My mental health
Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on day-to-day life, making things a bit more difficult. We've put together some tips, guides and links to help you cope with everyday things and where to find further support if you need it.
When should I seek help?
Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can be hard to know how to start or where to turn to. It's common to feel unsure, and to wonder whether you should try to handle things on your own. But it's always ok to ask for help – even if you're not sure you are experiencing a specific mental health problem or if you are supporting someone who does.
You might want to seek help if you’re:
- worrying more than usual
- finding it hard to enjoy your life
- having thoughts and feelings that are difficult to cope with, which have an impact on your day-to-day life
- interested to find more support or treatment.
If you need urgent help
- Talk to someone you trust who might be able to help.
- Contact your key worker if you have one. If you don’t know their direct number call 01481 220000.
- Contact the Samaritans either by their 24 hour free and confidential helpline on 116 123 or email email@example.com or visit the website http://www.samaritans.org
- Contact your GP and explain that you require an urgent appointment.
- If you are concerned you might harm yourself or someone else, contact A&E on 01481 220000 or the emergency services on 999.
It can be difficult to know where to start in order to find support. This quick guide will help you decide where to go next.
There is so much support available online, it can be difficult to know where to start and what to need. We have highlighted a few well-established and recognised sites.