Mind and mood
Someone there for you
There are lots of reasons why you may be feeling down, upset or anxious. Things like bereavement, relationship troubles and problems at work can leave you feeling anxious, tired and upset.
At this time you may also be feeling anxious, worried or stressed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you are feeling anxious or depressed over a prolonged period of time or obsessive behaviours are impacting on your life it’s important to know that you are not alone and there are professionals in Liverpool that can help you.
Help is available...
You can call these numbers to speak to a friendly person at the end of the phone
Talk Liverpool are a free NHS service for people over age 16 offering psychological therapies to adults in Liverpool who are feeling depressed or anxious.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Talk Liverpool is offering telephone and online assessment and treatment. Call 0151 228 2300, Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm. Click here for 24/7 online support.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting all of our lives, children and young people’s mental is as important as ever. Liverpool CAMHS promotes mental health, emotional wellbeing support to children and young people up to the age of 18 including their parents and carers. Call 0151 228 4811.
Small steps to build into your day
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.
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.
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.
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.