Let's Talk Mental Health

Mental health includes your psychological and emotional wellbeing. Lots of young people can struggle with their emotions and how to handle their feelings.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

People who are struggling with low mood or anxiety can experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling sad and/or tearful
  • Losing interest in things you used to enjoy such as hobbies
  • Low self-esteem
  • Less energy
  • Difficulty sleeping

Sometimes, these feelings can be intense and affect you physically such as feeling your heart racing, feeling faint, sweating or tingling in your fingers or lips.

If these thoughts are getting in the way of everyday life, then getting support to make positive steps forward is a good idea.

Some people experiencing this have thoughts about harming themselves – for more information click here. To understand more about self harm, click here.

WHY? 

Sometimes this happens because of stressful events such as exams, bullying or the death of someone close to them and sometimes there is no clear cause.

Here are some useful resources to look at:

Young Minds have support and resources for mental health conditions. They can help you to understand how you're feeling and help you to find ways to make yourself feel better. 

The Mix has lots of guides and tips to help you with any mental health struggles. 

The NHS website can help you to decide the help and support you would like with your mental health needs. Find out about talking therapies, and whether they could work for you.

At Every Mind Matters, they have a page full of self-care tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing.