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Kind To Your Mind

Feeling overwhelmed?

You’ve not been feeling yourself for a while and you’re starting to get worried. It’s hard to enjoy the things you used to. Your problems might feel overwhelming and you’re struggling to cope. If you feel alone or distressed, talking to a professional can help you feel better

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Help is available...

You can call these numbers to speak to a friendly person at the end of the phone

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Talk Liverpool

Talk Liverpool is a free NHS service for people over the age of 16.  They offer a range of support including therapies for people who are feeling depressed or anxious.

Call 0151 228 2300, Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm.

Qwell

For anyone aged over 18, you can get free and anonymous support for your mental wellbeing online. You can access self-help tips, connect with others who are feeling the same through an online community or chat to a trained counsellor.

Small steps to build into your day

Drink less

Some people drink when they’re feeling low but this usually only makes them feel worse.  Alcohol is a depressant, so although initially it may make you feel more energetic or cheerful, this feeling fades quickly; leaving you feeling down, tired and dehydrated. Find out more about drinking less.

Eat well

Starting to eat more healthily and staying hydrated can be a big help if you’re feeling low.  The benefits that come with a healthy balanced diet can help you feel good and get more out of life. Find out more about eating well.

Move more

Find a way of being active that you like. Almost any form of activity can act as a natural stress reliever. Being active releases feel-good hormones called endorphins into your blood stream, which can ease stress by helping you feel happier, more relaxed and sleep better. Going walking, jogging or running are famously good ways to clear your head and lift your mood.

Stop smoking

Evidence suggests that non-smokers tend to be less stressed than smokers. The extra stress smokers feel is often caused by nicotine withdrawal between cigarettes.  The way your body responds to this desire for more nicotine can increase tension and have a negative impact on your mood. Find out more about stopping smoking.

Small changes feel good

See how small changes can help improve many areas of your life.