Depression and Anxiety Resources
Please find below a list of links and information to help you with managing depression and anxiety.
A short film from Radio 4: How to Manage Your Worries
Depression can make you feel sluggish, heavy, incapacitated and inactive to live life. It is like carrying around the black dog with you everywhere you go. This video describes how someone relates to his depression:
Exercise increases serotonin and endorphins that improve mood, immunity and self-esteem. Try to set yourself 15 minutes of exercise a day in order to boost your sense of well-being when experiencing difficult emotions and thoughts: running, walking, gym, sport, gardening, yoga and cycling. What physical exercise do you do? How often? For how long?
There are certain foods that help you improve your feelings and thoughts and sense of well-being. The website below helps you find the foods to manage your feelings and thoughts better.
Treatments can help you work through difficult experiences.
- Cranial Sacral Massage
- Bowen Therapy
- Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga
- Outward Bound Activity Retreats promote individual strength (inner and outer), and increase determination
Local Support Resources
Education Support Partnership supports teachers specifically
Suicide and Self-harm Support
If you need support then your GP is the first port of call. Speak to your doctor to increase medication, or request medication, or ask for support available on the NHS. If you are feeling suicidal or need to address issues around self-harm contact your GP as soon as possible. Your doctor can offer support in times of difficulty. For other resources for suicide support click here on The Calm Zone, the Campaign Against Living Miserably. They have a lot of advice and resources nationally. Also contact The Samaritans to talk to someone. The Maytree also provides a sanctuary for the suicidal.
The following websites support people who are self-harming or feel they are at risk from self-harm.Google+