It is common for people to experience changes in mood, stress levels and emotions, especially at times of change or when their physical health is impaired. Depending on the issues you are facing, there are many sources of support available
If you want to find ways to maintain or improve your wellbeing yourself, then Five Ways to Wellbeing offers a simple and effective toolkit focussed around:
- NHS Choices also has a wide range of online information, advice and resources on mental and emotional wellbeing.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope, or if you are experiencing other mental health symptoms, these specialist services are there to help and offer face to face or phone support:
- Let’s Talk Wellbeing provides assessment and treatment for mild to moderate mental health problems. This service offers the opportunity to talk with a qualified therapist to develop ways to move forward. You can contact this service directly, or you may be referred by your GP or other professionals.
- Phone 0115 876 0157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mental Health Matters is open to anyone over 18 experiencing emotional and mental health problems, and to their carers. You can contact the service directly or you could be referred by a health or care professional. MHM offers: information, advice and guidance to all, one to one support from a trained recovery worker; and access to peer support groups if you have a diagnosed mental health need.
Phone 0300 3230189 or email email@example.com.
- Samaritans are there for you 24:7. You can talk to them at any time and off the record, whatever is getting you down. You don’t have to be suicidal. Samaritans help you to explore your options so you can make the right decisions for you.
Phone 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can also get in touch with your GP, or contact Rutland Adult Social Care
There are also many specialist organisations listed on the Rutland Information Service which are focussed on specific challenges such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders, and sources of help if you are finding aspects of your day to day life difficult, for example as a new parent or a carer.