Approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year. 1 in 6 people in the UK will experience symptoms of depression or anxiety in any given week.
The symptoms of depression are different for everybody. As a general rule, if you're depressed, you feel sad, hopeless and lose interest in things you used to enjoy.
Anxiety can affect you both physically and mentally. How severe the symptoms are once again varies from person to person. Some people only have 1 or 2 symptoms, others have many more.
See your GP if you feel you are developing a mental health problem or have been experiencing any of the above symptoms for over 2 weeks or it is starting to impact your day to day life.
It’s ok not to be ok.
Coronavirus has been a stressful time for everyone.
It is particularly difficult for those who have lost a loved one.
The leaflet below may be able to provide some help- it includes resources if you feel you would benefit from some extra support.
Losing a loved one with COVID-19
Self Help Leaflets
Mental Health Self Help leaflets
Good Sleep Guide
Living life to the full- online CBT
Depression- Aware NI
Cruse Bereavement Counselling
Women's Aid Belfast
Dunlewey Addiction Services
Sister Consilio's Newry
Men's Advisory Project
Eating Disorders NI
Mental Health Contact Numbers
- Samaritans Helpline 0845 7909090
- 24/7 Lifeline 0808 808 8000
- 24/7 Contact Youth 0808 808 8000
- CAUSE (Carers Helpline) 0845 6030291
- Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000
- Childline Helpline 0800 1111
- Childline NI 0870 336 2945
- No Fear Helpline 0845 122 8630
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 0845 120 3778
- No Panic (10am – 10pm daily) 0808 808 0545
- Suicide Awareness 02890239967