Curian Medical Tip 4 – Ask for help
It’s always ok to ask for help, even if you’re not sure you are experiencing a specific mental health problem. You may wish to seek help if you are;
- worrying more than usual
- finding it hard to enjoy your life
- having thoughts and feelings that are difficult to cope with, which have an impact on your day-to-day life
When asking for help there are lots of options of support to choose from and different things work for different people at different times. Some of the help available includes;
- Visiting your GP – Your doctor is there to help with your mental health as well as physical health
- Workplace support – Some organisations offer their employees access to talking therapies, mental health first aiders and Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
- Counsellors/psychotherapists – Trained therapists and counsellors can offer a range of different therapies and these are available through the NHS or privately
- Charities – There are a number of different charities which offer support via helplines and listening services
- Student Services – Higher education establishments usually have a student wellbeing centre that offers support to its students
- Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear
Importantly remember, you are not alone and you deserve support.
Curian Minds unfortunately does not provide a Critical Crisis Response service. If you have urgent mental health needs or are in a crisis please contact your GP, GP out of hours service, NHS 111 or The Samaritans on 116 123 (UK & ROI) in the first instance.