Mental Health

Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.

Around 1 in 6 people will experience a mental health problem this year yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself.

How You Might Feel
  • Down, upset or tearful.
  • Restless agitated or irritable.
  • Guilty, worthless and down.
  • Empty and numb.
  • Isolated and unable to relate to other people.
  • Finding no pleasure in life or things you usually enjoy.
  • A sense of unreality.
  • No self-confidence or self-esteem.
  • Hopeless and despairing.
  • Suicidal.
What Can You Do to Help Yourself?
  • Eat Well.
  • Keep Active.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Practice self-care.
  • Keep active.
  • Challenge your low mood.
  • Connect with people.

Below are details on services and organisations that offer help and support directly to people with mental health problems:

  • Samaritans: 116 123 – FREE
  • Mind: 0300 123 3393
  • Talk to someone you trust
  • Talk to your GP

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