Tip 7 – Ask for help
When asking for help there are lots of options of support to choose from and different things work for different people at different times. We’ve all heard of the saying “a problem shared is a problem halved” – If you are troubled by something, don’t supress it, instead speak to someone. 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 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.