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We realise that the Coronavirus pandemic will be causing many people increased fear and anxiety. Just remember that you are not alone: we remain committed to our purpose, to provide you with access to mental health resources. Click here for our COVID-19 Top Mental Health Tips…
During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GUIDANCE
The first thing to do if you feel you are suffering from a mental health problem is to try to remain calm and not panic. The term mental health is often a cause for concern in a lot of people but this does not have to be the case. It is important to remember that mental health research has advanced a long way and there is now a vast amount of support available for you. There’s a lot of resources on this website which will help, but also don’t be afraid to contact a medical professional.
When we’re struggling with mental health we often feel very alone and isolated. But that’s far from the truth. 1 in 4 people will struggle with mental health and it’s important to remember that the stigma and shame attached to mental health makes it seem like you’re alone (even when you’re not). Don’t be afraid to seek help, to reach out, it doesn’t make you weak.
If you are reading this page and are thinking about harming yourself or taking your own life, we would urge you to give considered thought to all the consequences of your decisions. You may have a long standing problem and currently be unable to imagine a way out. However, with the right help and treatment it will not be permanent. It is likely that you have made your way onto this page as you are currently in the midst of a crisis and you need support. It is important to know that you are not alone and that feeling suicidal now does not mean that it is the only option open to you. There are thousands of people worldwide who feel suicidal each year and go on to live happy and healthy lives. Below we have a suicide prevention guide which you can download, that is packed with helpful advice and crisis support numbers.
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