According to the mental health charity Mind, 1 in 4 people experience a Mental Health problem in their lifetime. This includes stress, anxiety and depression.
Anxiety is normal and can affect us all in different ways and at different times. Stress is something that will come and go as the external factor causing it (be it a work, relationship or money problems, etc.) comes and goes. Whereas anxiety is something that can persist whether or not the cause is clear to the person.
Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you’re depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days. The symptoms of depression range from mild to severe. At its mildest, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit but severe depression can make people feel suicidal.
I work with people everyday who feel or who have experienced negative emotions that create a barrier to them living the life they want to lead.
Working with a coach is an effective way to get rid of unwanted negative feelings. There are other avenues you can take including counselling seeing your GP face-to-face. The NHS have a wealth of resources available online for individuals who are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. For instance, courses, apps, books and audio guides, as well as sign-posting to local support.
Crisis Support Lines
If you need to talk to someone right now:
24/7 CALL Helpline (Community Advice & Listening Line) – Call 0800 132 737 / Text 81066
24/7 The Samaritans – Call 116 123 (calls are free)