How to spot the signs of low mental wellbeing

How do you know when you or someone close to you is starting to struggle?

We all experience low mental wellbeing from time to time. Pressure at work, money worries, relationship issues and the general stresses and strains of day-to-day life, mean that we all occasionally feel anxious, overwhelmed, angry or sad. Having those thoughts or feelings is perfectly normal.

But left unchecked, long periods of low mental wellbeing can prevent us from having the life we want, and can sometimes develop into diagnosable mental health problems. Being able to spot when something isn’t quite right means you can reach out, ask for or offer support and take steps to get things back on track.

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Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to take care of your mental wellbeing and support others to do the same.

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UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH: SKILLS FOR LIFE

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH: SKILLS FOR LIFE

Learn about the factors influencing mental health and recognise signs of problems in yourself and in people around you.

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SUPERCHARGE YOUR SLEEP

SUPERCHARGE YOUR SLEEP

Learn about the science of sleep and discover the secret to a good night’s sleep that leaves you refreshed and full of energy.

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EAT & EXERCISE FOR ENERGY

EAT & EXERCISE FOR ENERGY

Attend an open course to learn how to improve your energy levels through nutrition and fitness.

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YOGA FOR BUSY PEOPLE

YOGA FOR BUSY PEOPLE

Learn simple yoga stretches to help relieve physical and mental tension.

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COUNSELLING

Counselling is a chance for you to talk to someone who will listen without judgement.

Often it’s simply the relief of saying something aloud and not bottling your feelings up that helps you feel better. But talking things through with someone impartial can also help you find new ways to resolve problems.

You might be under pressure or unhappy at work but unsure how to make a change. You might be struggling with the pressure of exams. Or you might have been through a traumatic experience. Sometimes there’s no obvious reason why you feel the way you do. And that’s okay too.

We can arrange for you to work with a professional counsellor face-to-face, over the phone or online. We also work in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care and Relate to offer specialist counselling support to people who have been affected by bereavement or are struggling with a difficult relationship.

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