Family life, friends, school, work and many other things can leave you feeling stressed, sad, lonely or worried. The most important thing to remember is you’re not alone and looking for advice and support is exactly the right thing to do.
For information on how to cope with life's challenges, how to make yourself feel better and where to find support see the Mindmate website.
Feeling stressed or worried?
We all feel stressed or anxious at times, but if it's affecting your day to day life you may need some support to deal with it. See the following websites for information on:
- what is anxiety and how to recognise and manage it
- relaxation techniques and meditations for you to listen to.
Exam time can be extremely stressful and in can be difficult to know how to manage your anxiety. See the following websites for helpful tips:
Coping with common issues
Feelings change from day to day for most people. Sometimes though, you might decide that you need some help with what's going on in your head. See the following links for help on:
- Self image
- Feeling angry
- If someone close to you has died
- If you feel different and like you don't fit in
- Eating disorders
- Drug and alcohol use
- Self harm.
Whatever you are going through, remember there are people that can help and support you. See the Mindmate website for helpful tips and advice as well as contact numbers for support services.
If you’ve seriously injured yourself or taken an overdose call 999 or get immediate medical treatment from A&E. If you are feeling suicidal or in a crisis and feel like you can’t cope, speak to somebody straight away. If possible, make sure you’re not on your own. Click here for the contact details of available services.