Early intervention and prevention
Your GP can link you to face to face support, there are also a number of sources of help which may help the problem from escalating, these include:
If you are experiencing mental or emotional difficulties and need someone to talk to immediately, there are a number of telephone helplines who can provide support.
- Samaritans telephone 08457 90 90 90 / Email [email protected]
- Breathing space telephone 0800 83 85 87
- British sign language service
- Borderline telephone 0800 027 4466
- Childline telephone 0800 1111
Self help websites
Web based cognitive behavioural therapy approaches provide an easily accessible and effective way to help you cope with negative thoughts.
- Moodjuice provides a range of resources to help you manage daily living
- Living life a free cognitive behavioural therapy telephone service operated by NHS 24
- Living Life to the Full offers free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency
Other internet pages which provide useful ideas to help with low mood include:
- Mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety and is offered free of charge from the Mental Health foundation
- Steps for stress provides hints and tips to help cope with and eliminate stress, including relaxation exercises
Self help books
- A number of self help books are available to borrow from our libraries. Select 'my health' books in the Library catalogue for available titles.