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.
7 simple questions that can help you assess your mental wellbeing.Check the signs
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Learn about anxiety and what happens during a panic attack, from mental health charity Mind.
Learn about the symptoms and how to support those affected, from mental health charity Mind.
Read about the main causes of stress in children and what you can do that might help.
Watch out for these tell-tale signs of stress in those around you and learn how to offer help.
Learn how to manage your stress levels, from this guide by mental health charity Mind.
There are lots of things you can do to support people who are feeling stressed.
Your sleep patterns, diet and physical activity all affect your mental wellbeing.
Learn how nutrition can help you regain a sense of balance and control by Anjanette Fraser.
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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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 can provide bereavement counselling to help you cope with losing a loved one. We also work in partnership with Relate and can offer specialist relationship and family counselling.
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Strengthen your relationships with family and couples counselling, provided by Relate.
Find a way through the grief by talking with our trained bereavement counsellors.
If you’re aged 60+ we can introduce you to a befriender who you can chat to on the phone each week.
Develop the skills you need to succeed with CABA’s free courses, workshops and events.
Work with a professional counsellor, over the phone, face to face or online.
Chat online to a friendly counsellor via Kooth, our new service for 2019. Available for people aged 11-25.
Work with a coach to identify your priorities, set new goals and make a plan to achieve them.
Build healthy habits that help you move more, eat well and get the rest you need.
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‘I would stay awake at night worrying. I hid it quite well - you wouldn’t have known how I was feeling if you saw me at work, but I was often on the edge of having some kind of panic attack. ’
‘At university, I experienced a series of traumatic events. I lost a lot of weight due to stress and was in quite a vulnerable state. Over time I developed an eating disorder, largely as a coping mechanism. ’
‘Thank you so much for talking with me tonight, you helped a lot, so BIG Thank you You're really kind’
Anonymous Kooth member
‘I was preoccupied with work all the time, things just went around and around in my head. I wasn’t getting enough rest, I wasn’t eating very sensibly, I wasn’t getting anything out of music or walking. ’
‘I went from a confident, hard working, able person to a terrified wreck. It felt like any tiny flaw was exploited to humiliate me. I felt hopeless. One day driving to work I found myself hoping to have a car accident so I didn't have to face my situation at work. It was at that point I thought, this has to stop.’
‘If I ever had any form of problem, even if it was small, I always felt as though it was ok and I shouldn't feel stupid because of it.’
Anonymous Kooth member
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