Looking after you – worried, anxious, stressed or depressed? Find help here

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Looking after you

Stress

This page is about finding the right solutions for you if you are experiencing STRESS.

Below you will find:

  • definitions of debilitating conditions, thoughts and feelings.
  • self help tools, resources, useful contact details and links.
  • information regarding external help, useful contact details and links to services and how to access them in Somerset.

What is stress?

Most people feel stressed sometimes and some people find stress helpful or even motivating. But if stress is affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

 To read more about STRESS click - here

  HELP with stress  Please find some useful help topics below (please note that we are continually adding to these):

Help with - looking after your mental health whilst working from home.

       To read useful information about the above click - here 

Help with - looking after children and young people whilst working from home

     To read useful information about the above click - here

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It has also been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners. 

Every Mind Matters was created to help you manage and maintain your mental health

To access this information click - here

 

URGENT SUPPORT

If you are having thoughts of suicide, are harming yourself or have thought about self-harm, it's important to tell someone.

To find urgent support in relation to the above click - here

 

Need help now?

Useful contacts

    For more information about MIND Somerset click - here

 

  24/7 Support

Mental health organisations have come together to provide 24/7 support to adults in Somerset.

Whatever is worrying you - anxiety, debt, employment, housing, low mood, addiction etc. Open Mental Health is there to help you.

Open Mental Health provides access to specialist mental health services, housing support, debt and employment advice, volunteering opportunities, community activities and exercise.

24 Hour support line: 01823 276892

Email: support@openmentalhealth.org.uk

 

Talking therapies

Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression.

You can access talking therapies on the NHS.

A GP can refer you, or you can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP.

  NHS Talking therapies for information

Helping someone else

If you know someone struggling with their mental health, there are lots of things you can do. Find out how you can help and support them.

To access information click - here