GET SOME HELP
Where to go and who to speak to should you need some help!
We all have those moments in our life whether that be stress, anxiety, depression or any other form of mental health struggle. It is in these times when you first start to notice mood discrepancies, behavioural changes, abstract thoughts where you need to get some help and often it's about knowing where to go or who to speak to.
Through this page we hope to provide; information and helpful advice, answers to some questions and arguably most important contact details and information around where to go and who to speak to should you need further advice.
Firstly please have a read through our blog posts where we constantly try and write about topics that will help benefit our customers and our viewers. You will find everything from advice, interviews write ups, prevention techniques and much, much more.
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HOW DO I KNOW IF I OR SOMEONE ELSE HAS A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM?
Depression and Anxiety affects 1 in 4 people however this doesn't mean that everyone is open about it. Many people still feel embarrassed or ashamed or don't want to talk about it. It is also key to remember that everyone is different.
If you notice yours or someone you know experience mood changes, character change, acting differently, seem negative or down, signs of or thoughts around self harm then it maybe worth while having a soft conversation to check how they are.
WHAT IS A SOFT CONVERSATION / HOW DO I APPROACH SOMEONE WHO I THINK MAYBE STRUGGLING?
Start with general conversation! Anyone who is struggling may become guarded and less inclined to open up if you approach the topic head on. Try to establish commonalities and talk about topics you know they're interested in. This will also be a further test to see if their mood changes when you talk about something they're passionate about.
If they offer little response, closed answers and / or little excitement around topics they enjoy, then this will provide with a good basis to say "Are you ok X? Just you usually would be excited about Y".
Don't be afraid to ask if they're ok!
WHAT SHALL I DO IN AN EMERGENCY?
We hope that we can have a major impact so it never comes to this however if you feel unwell and / or experience suicidal thoughts then speak to someone you trust, contact your GP, go to A&E, call 999 or call the Samaritans on 116123.
Below is more information on Mental Health Charity Mind and a link to their website where you can find further information.
HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY MENTAL HEALTH?
Here are 5 key ingredients to good mental health.
1 - Diet - Have a good nutrias diet
2 - Exercise - Get out, get you steps in
3 - Relax - Take time to relax every day
4 - Sleep - Get enough sleep and try to have a regular pattern
5 - Fresh Air - Time spent out in the open allows us to relax and destress.
Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health, it celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf.
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We provide a range of services fundamental to our three main aims of prevention, intervention and supporting those bereaved by suicide.
Our team reaches some of the the most vulnerable people in our society to support them at a time of need.
We also believe that educating future generations is key to changing cultures. This is why we also offer workshops to Primary, Secondary and educational establishments to equip our young people. We also offer training and workshops based around themes of mental health and suicide prevention to professionals.