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Self help tips

There is always treatment and support available from the NHS. But you also have the power to help yourself.

Talk about it

Being open about your mental health may seem scary, but a friend or relative should be happy to listen.

You can also call a support line to talk to a skilled listener, or meet other people at a support group who have similar issues and will understand. 

Other things you can do

  • Exercise or get outdoors, even if it’s just for a walk
  • Breathing exercises
  • Yoga or meditation
  • Eating healthy foods regularly
  • A daily routine to give your life more structure
  • Get enough sleep
  • Keep a mood diary to be more aware of your symptoms
  • Do something creative like writing, art or music
  • Meet people at a local club or society
  • Volunteering