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Mental Health during Covid-19

Many people are struggling with their mental health during this pandemic. If you are in need of further help or advice the following services are available for support locally: Self-referral to Wellbeing Team 0300 303 0923, Access & Crisis Team 03005555001, Samaritans 116 123, NHS 111, www.mind.org.uk www.nhs.uk or alternatively contact your GP for a mental health review. Balance Street Practice.

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Tiredness and Fatigue

Tiredness and Fatigue

Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for “tired all the time”.

We all feel tired from time to time. The reasons are usually obvious and include:

  • too many late nights
  • long hours spent at work
  • a baby keeping you up at night

But tiredness or exhaustion that goes on for a long time is not normal and can affect your ability to get on and enjoy your life.

Unexplained tiredness is one of the most common reasons for people to see their GP.

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Depression

Depression

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.

Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They’re wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn’t a sign of weakness or something you can “snap out of” by “pulling yourself together”.

The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.

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Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life – for example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.

However, some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives.

Some symptoms of anxiety can be:

  • feeling restless or worried
  • having trouble concentrating or sleeping
  • dizziness or heart palpitations
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Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental health can affect anyone at any time and in fact, one in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some point in our lives.

You don’t have to struggle through it alone, there is a wealth of information and support services available to you during this difficult time.

If you need to talk to someone right away, the Samaritans helpline is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence.
Call
116 123 (free).