- Mind – Mind is a highly recognised mental health charity that offers advice and support for a range of mental health issues. They offer two confidential helplines, the Mind Infoline and the Legal line, where you can speak to a support agent quickly. Alongside this, they have 130 local Minds that offer help to those who need it most.
- Rethink – Rethink delivers high-quality care and support to people severely affected by mental health. They offer a diverse range of services such as carers or community support, advice and helplines, housing, nursing and employment and training.
- Sane – Sane offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their helpline, Textcare and online support form.
- Youngminds – Youngminds specifically focuses on young people’s mental health. They offer advice and support for a range of issues and even offer a crisis line.
Therapies / Support
- Talking Therapies – These therapies are treatments which involve talking to trained professionals about your thoughts and feelings.
- Support Groups – Local support groups will be available for various types of mental health issues and these bring people together with shared experiences to create a support network.
- Art /Creative Therapies – These treatments use arts-based activities in a therapeutic environment to create a safe place that aims to resolve complicated feelings.
- Helplines – Here is a full list of available helplines that can offer support and advice for all areas of mental health.
Looking After Yourself
- Talk About Your Feelings – Expressing your feelings can help you to cope with difficult times and help maintain a good state of mind.
- Keep Active – Regular exercise can help you concentrate, sleep and feel better and has been proven to have significant benefits towards improving mental health.
- Eat Well – A diet that is good for physical health is also good for mental health.
- Ask For Help – When you become overwhelmed, reach out for help before the situation escalates. This could be from family, friends or local services.
- Quiet Your Mind – Take a break to clear your mind and relax. Some proven methods are meditation or going on short walks.
- Practice Stress Coping Skills – There is no right answer on how best to deal with stress, but here are some suggestions.