Mental Health

Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background and can affect how we feel, think and behave and in some cases can affect or impact upon our daily life, our physical health and the relationship we have with others around us.

It is estimated that one in every four people in the United Kingdom will at some stage in their life suffer from a mental health problem.

Before you decide you have a mental health problem and start to worry just because you feel you are not coping with life in general or you find yourself bursting into tears for nothing and can’t understand why this is happening to you, go to your doctor tell them how your feeling.

There could be many reasons why you feel your just not coping, although you might not be aware of anything that you can think of that has caused you to feel the way you so.  For example, you may have:

  • you have lost your job
  • have had to give up working because you’re pregnant
  • or you have moved house away from family, friends and neighbours
  • caring for a loved one who is unwell
  • someone close to you has died
  • you are experiencing money worries
  • you have separated from your partner or got divorced

The good news is, there is help and support to help you get through and cope.  There is no shame in having to ask, the majority of us will do this at some point in our life.  People with mental health problems today can be offered a number of treatments options including counselling, psychotherapy, medication, self help strategies and complementary therapy.  As individuals we are all unique, so what works for you may not work for someone else.  Keep in mind that you may have to try one or two or even more medications to find the one that suits you and or a number of different treatment options.

There is no quick fix or magic pill, but with the help and support of your family and friends alongside the appropriate treatment you will recover.