Mental Health

Mental Health conditions are very common. They affect one in four people in the course of their lives. The impacts start early as the onset of mental ill heath often starts in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.

Anxiety, fear and panic

Anxiety can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and how you behave.

It's not always easy to recognise when anxiety is the reason you're feeling or acting differently.

Symptoms can include:

  • feeling tense or nervous
  • being unable to relax
  • worrying about the past or future
  • feeling tearful

Low mood, sadness and depression

Most people feel low sometimes, but if it's affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Support is also available if you're finding it hard to cope with low mood, sadness or depression.

Symptoms can include:

  • feeling sad
  • anxious or panicky
  • more tired than usual or being unable to sleep
  • angry or frustrated
  • low on confidence or self-esteem

If it's an emergency or you need urgent help

  • If you or someone else is in danger, call 999 or go to A&E now
  • If you need help urgently for your mental health, but it's not an emergency, get help from NHS 111 online or dial 111 and select the mental health option.

Your mental health is as important as your physical health. You will not be wasting anyone's time.


Find out more about feelings, symptoms, and other mental health conditions here. 

Local support services can be found here.

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