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Your condition is best managed by self-referring to mental health services

NOT SURE WHERE TO START WITH YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

We know it can be very distressing when you are suffering with poor mental health - you may not know what you need to do, or what sort of help is available or whom you need to approach.

We have therefore set up this page to point you in the right direction. There is a lot on this page! Please do take your time with it and/or ask a trusted friend or relative to help.

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INTRODUCTION

We've seen a huge increase in the numbers of patients whose mental health and wellbeing have been affected due to the current situation.

We have developed this page to help all our patients suffering with low mood, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Please follow the guidance on this page to start to get the help that you need.


OPTIMISE YOUR HEALTH

Please look after your physical and mental health as best you can. We realise this is very difficult in this situation but it gives you the best chances at recovery.

Try to eat a healthy diet. Try to go to bed on time. Try and keep your mind active with interests and hobbies. Try not to smoke or drink too much alcohol. Talk to friends and family. Get outdoors for fresh air and sunshine to help clear the head.

STOP SMOKING ADVICE ALCOHOL SERVICE

CONSIDER COUNSELLING

Please consider self-referring to free NHS counselling. Studies have shown talking therapies (with or without medication) has the best chance of successful recovery.

Counselling looks at your thought processes and helps you to find answers to your condition and gives you to the tools to be able to help yourself, now and in the future.

FREE NHS COUNSELLING LOCAL COUNSELLING PROVIDERS

MEDICATION INFO

Follow doctor's directions on starting medication. Common side effects include headache, nausea, dizziness, sweating, stomach disturbances, but most people are fine, and symptoms tend to settle within a week.

Please book a review appointment before you run out and never stop tablets suddenly. When stable and considering coming off, contact us and we will advise on how to do it safely..


MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE

If you need to talk to someone straight away any time of day or night, you can ring the Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service on 0800 028 0077.

This is a freephone service available to everyone living in Derbyshire - both children and adults. It is open 24 hours a day every day.

MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE RING 0800 028 0077

OTHER RESOURCES

It's not all talking therapy. Other help and support is available:

KIDS TEENS ADULTS OLDER DEMENTIA SEXUAL ABUSE USEFUL LEAFLETS HEALTH AND WELLBEING COACH SOCIAL PRESCRIBER CARE CO-ORDINATOR

SLEEP DIFFICULTIES

Poor sleep or difficulties in getting off to sleep or early wakening or lying there thinking about things can be features of your condition. Lack of sleep affects our performance, decision making, thinking processes and makes us muddled and feel unwell.

Please visit our help and support section for hints and tips on improving your sleep.

SLEEP HELP AND SUPPORT

WHAT TO DO IN A CRISIS

IF LIFE IS IN DANGER

Call 999, or go to A&E now if your or someone else's life is at immediate risk - for example you have seriously injured yourself or are going to, or you have taken an overdose or you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.

RING 999 NOW NEAREST A&E

If you need help in a crisis or are at imminent risk of self-harm, please do seek help - you're not alone.

MORE HELP IN A CRISIS MORE SELF-HARM RESOURCES RING US NOW RING 111 NOW RING 999 NOW ATTEND NEAREST A&E RING SAMARITANS NOW URGENT ONLINE HELP
If you have contact details, you can also ring:
RING YOUR COUNSELLOR RING YOUR CPN CONTACT YOUR CRISIS TEAM RING A TRUSTED FRIEND OR RELATIVE

PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME

We realise everything may be very overwhelming and you don't know what to do or where to start. Please do take the time to read through this page and then try and slowly work through the information above and contacts below. Get in touch if you still have difficulties.

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