Mental Health

Your mental health & wellbeing is just as important as your physical health.

Sometimes we feel good, positive and in control and other times we may feel down, worried, stressed or frightened.

By looking after our physical and mental health we improve our general wellbeing where we feel good about ourselves and the world around us, and are able to get the most from our lives.

Sometimes things can get on top of us and we may need a bit more help and support.

Some Common Signs that may be experienced

  • Loss of appetite.
  • Feeling low or constantly anxious or worrying.
  • Thinking negative thoughts about yourself.
  • Irritability or moodiness.
  • Finding it harder than usual to concentrate.
  • Not enjoying life as much as you once did.
  • Finding day-to-day life difficult (not feeling up to washing or eating, for example).
  • Trouble sleeping, or sleeping too much.

What can you do?

If you’ve noticed changes in the way you are thinking or feeling over the past few weeks or months that concern you and cause you distress, you should consider going to see your GP. Some people worry that they might be making a fuss or think they will not be listened to or taken seriously. Your GP can help by listening to you and offer help through talking therapies or medication if necessary or suggest simple lifestyle changes that can help you.

You might experience difficult times and situations but you can cope better by talking to someone, friends and family, connecting with people, doing something new and different like yoga or learning a new skill by using the 5 ways to wellbeing  encouraged by the NHS.

Mental Health Information leaflet

Self Referral Form for Healthy Minds Bury – Please complete and post to address given on form or get more information on www.penninecare.nhs.uk/healthyminds/

Check your mood – Mood Zone, NHS

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