Not feeling yourself?

2 January 2020

Mental Well-being
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If you’re not feeling yourself, don’t suffer in silence. The best thing to do is to let your friends, family or someone you trust know you feel. Sometimes, you might find it easier to speak to someone you don’t know. Below we’ve listed some links to mental health organisations that may be able to help you.

Student Minds

https://www.studentminds.org.uk/

UK student mental health charity. It covers: starting university, looking after your mental wellbeing, exam stress, year abroad, LGBTQ+, student finance and university life through a family health crisis.

Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org/

Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.

Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/

Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems.

Young Minds

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/

Mental Health Foundation

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

The Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity, whose mission is “to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting, and sustaining their mental health.”

SANE

http://www.sane.org.uk/

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity improving quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness – including family friends and carers.

Self-injury Support

https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/

UK-wide self-harm & self-injury charity offering direct support, reliable information, expert training and specialist consultancy.

Heads Together

This is a charity project supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and is there to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and provide the tools to support people. If you have any concerns about your own or someone else’s mental well-being this is a great place to go to look for help.

www.headstogether.org.uk

Bullying

https://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-young-people/

The Mix

https://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health

Fit and Fearless

Get inspired by Tally, Zanna and Vic – aka the #GirlGains crew – as they talk all things fitness and body confidence on Radio 5 Live. You can subscribe to their weekly podcast and find some articles covering tips on healthy meal ideas, improving physical fitness and how to look after your mental well-being too.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05sssdk

Do I need to seek professional help?

If you’re not sure if what you’re feeling is normal or whether you might need to seek professional help you could do this mood self-assessment quiz on the NHS website. This can help you to understand how you have been feeling and what you can do about it.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mood-self-assessment/

How can I improve my headspace and well-being?

Below are some great apps and podcasts that can help.

NHS approved audio guides covering the following topics:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/moodzone-mental-wellbeing-audio-guides/

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