Mental health issues can affect anyone and can be caused by a number of factors, including bereavement, unemployment, financial or debt issues, family or relationship problems, alcohol or drug misuse, social isolation, low self-esteem and many other personal factors.
The odds are 2:1 that you will experience depression or low mood within your lifetime. So what should you do about it?
Samaritans – Talk to Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about anything that’s getting to you.
Coventry and Warwickshire Mind – A mental health charity which ensures everyone gets the support and respect they deserve.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust’s IAPT Service – for people with anxiety, stress or depression.
Time to Change – A growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health.
Mental Health Matters – Works with partner organisations to deliver comprehensive services to meet a full range of personal needs in a seamless manner to help vulnerable people to develop, ‘recover’ and move on to independent living whenever possible.
Don’t Panic – The Don’t Panic series of audio self help guides is designed to provide people with easily accessible information about common mental health difficulties.
Grassroots Stay Alive App – The app is totally free to users and offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else.
MoodJuice – Self Help Resources – This site is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them. Emotional problems are often the mind and body’s way of saying that something needs to be changed in our life.
Royal College of Psychiatrists – Mental health information for all. Search their health indexes to find well researched information and advice for the public.
Mental Health and Wellbeing in Warwickshire – There are a range of mental health and wellbeing services and support available across Warwickshire that can help you to improve your wellbeing and support you during difficult times.
Money, debt and legal advice in Warwickshire – For advice on benefits and welfare, housing, debt, legal, coumcil tax, food banks, parental rights and tax credits.
Debt Line – Help dealing with your debts.
Citizens Advice Bureau – Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem.
Relate – Offers counselling services for every type of relationship nationwide. We provide advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting.
Cruse Bereavement Care – Leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
A.A Aquarius – Information and facts about alcohol and the effects it can have on the body.
Zero Suicide Alliance Training – Save a life… take the training
Every Mind Matters – There are times when we feel stressed, low or anxious, or have trouble sleeping. But there are things we can do to look after our mental health and wellbeing. Get expert advice, practical tips and a personalised action plan with Every Mind Matters.
Please see below for links to organisations that support those working for the 999 services, and their families.