Why Do people Self-harm?

It can be hard to talk about self-harm but it is a very common problem. Self-harm is often experienced by those who are struggling with their mental health. When someone self-harms, they hurt themselves on purpose. In some cases, harming yourself might feel like the...

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Finding Mental Health Support

If you would like to have some mental health support, you will be pleased to know there is support out there. Local charities, community groups, and your doctor can help you.  Knowing where you should start looking is not always easy. However, your doctor could be...

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Help With Drug Addiction

Many people who are struggling with trauma or other difficulties turn to drugs. This is because the effect of the drugs they take can make them feel better. In some cases, the drugs can make them forget whatever has been troubling them. Other people take drugs just to...

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The Festive Season is Approaching

The festive season is fast approaching. While this time of year can be a celebration for some, it can also be quite challenging. No matter what this time of year means to you, it's vital that you feel you can manage your mental health. Are worried about spending the...

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is known as a "Talking therapy". The way that we feel and think, how our bodies feel, and what we do is thought to be connected. The thinking behind CBT is that if we can change just one of these things, what we do, for example, we...

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Help With Alcohol Addiction

Did you know that understanding you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting the help you need?  You might need help with alcohol if you often feel you need to drink it. You might get into trouble because you have been drinking, or you might think that...

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Hearing Voices

Hearing voices is often a sign of mental illness, however, not everyone that hears voices is thought to be unwell. Approximately 10% of the population hear voices, otherwise known as 'auditory hallucinations'. Voices can say negative or positive things and they can be...

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Admitting you Need Help with Mental Health

Mental health problems can creep up on you. They can begin with a few small changes in the way you feel and think and in your behaviour. Thought to affect approximately 25% of the population at any point in their life, many people ask for help so they can potentially...

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Consenting To Treatment

When someone consents to treatment it means they have given permission for a medical examination, test or treatment. A patient's consent is required no matter what procedure or examination etc that they have.  The whole principle of consent is a vitally important part...

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Help With Panic Disorder

If you have regular attacks of fear of panic you could have panic disorder. This is an anxiety disorder that can be quite frightening. Some people find themselves in a vicious circle, they become afraid of being afraid and they can feel anxious most of the time. While...

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Worried about the lockdown? We’re Here For You

Once again we have found ourselves in lockdown. At the time of writing, we're just 2 days into the 2nd lockdown that we're told is ending in early December.  If you're feeling anxious, you're not alone. This is a perfectly reasonable emotion to be feeling right now....

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Communi-tea, Founded By An Award Winner

In 2019, the Royal College of Psychiatrists held their RCPsych Awards which celebrates the best individuals and teams in their field.  The winner of the Service User/Patient Contributor of the Year Award was our founder and friend, John. John is a Mental Health First...

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Making Yourself Heard

It doesn't matter if you're getting help and support from your friends, family, doctor, or online. What is important is that you're making yourself heard. Even though there is help out there, it can be hard to know whether you're making yourself heard and getting the...

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Help With Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not just about food, they are complex mental health conditions that tend to require medical and psychological intervention.  It's estimated that 1.25 million people in the UK are suffering from an eating disorder.  Eating disorders consist of a...

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Your Local Foodbank

If you're struggling to put food on the table, you could get help from a foodbank. Foodbanks exist to help people out of a crisis and they offer help by giving people in need at least 3 day's worth of food. Foodbanks not only offer food to those who are struggling,...

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What is Mental Health?

We often hear people talking about mental health, but it's not always clear what it is. However, learning about mental health can help you to understand other people and even yourself. What is Mental Health? When people talk about mental health they are referring to...

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Help With OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a very common mental health condition. Those who suffer from OCD can have compulsive behaviours and obsessive thoughts.  This condition can affect women, men, and children. Some people begin to experience symptoms early on in...

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The Clocks Go Back This Weekend

The clocks are changing this weekend which means we all get an extra hour in bed. At 2 am on Sunday, we will gain an extra hour, as such, as we lay under the duvet. While an extra hour in bed might seem ideal, the change in time can have an impact on our mental...

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Help With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition that can cause a wide range of psychological symptoms. This condition is often referred to by doctors as a type of psychosis.  What this means is that the person suffering from Schizophrenia is often unable to tell...

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder is thought to affect around 3 in 100 people in the UK. Many people start to experience symptoms in their 20s or 30s, however, some children can also be affected.  Also known as "Winter depression", the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective...

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Do You Feel Unsafe at Home?

Domestic abuse or violence can happen to anyone. Domestic abuse includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. It can occur between couples or between members of your family. If you are worried that someone might notice that you have visited this page please click...

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Get Together with a Cup of Tea

Are you or someone you know struggling with mental health issues? has the lockdown left you feeling somewhat out of touch with everyone? Why not get together with a cup of tea? You can even get together virtually over a cuppa.  Did you know that talking about how you...

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World Mental Health Day

We offer mental health support for Selby and surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to...

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Worried About COVID19? We Understand!

We are all living through uncertain times. The pandemic has caused many lives to be turned upside down. At the time of writing, we're 7 months into the pandemic but we're still unsure if life will be the same again. Many of us are feeling anxious right now, and this...

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Help with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a condition which affects your mood. If you have bipolar disorder you might have experienced hypomanic or manic episodes, some psychotic symptoms and some depressive episodes.  Often referred to as "Mood states", the changes in your mood can be...

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What We Do

We offer mental health support for Selby and surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to...

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Help With Depression

Most of us feel a little down from time to time, however, we tend to feel better a short while later. If you feel down most or all of the time, you could be depressed.  Not everyone thinks that depression is real. They may think that you can simply pull yourself...

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Help with Anxiety

Everyone can feel anxious from time to time. In fact, anxiety is a normal response and in some cases, it can even save our lives. However, anxiety can become a problem if it has an impact on your daily life.  Anxiety can be a problem if you: Find it hard to go about...

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Are You Getting the Support You Need?

Whether you are getting support from your doctor, your friends or online, you need to make sure you're getting the support you need.  There is support out there, however, it's not always clear how much help you should be getting.  We offer mental health support for...

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A Poem by One of Our Team About Mental Health

(Trigger warning) IF I HAD NO ARMS You would help me open the door You would help me to cook You would help me to wash You would help me to clean If I had no arms IF I HAD NO ARMS You would help me to cut my lawn You would help me to plant some flowers You would help...

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Where You Can Find Mental Health Support

Mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas If you are looking for mental health support you'll be pleased to know there are a lot of communities, groups, and charities who can help you.  However, it's not always easy knowing where to start looking. One...

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Talking to Your Doctor

Mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas Talking to your doctor about your mental health might not seem easy. We're all used to talking about our physical health, but mental health seems to be a trickier subject.  However, you don't need to worry....

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Getting The Help You Need

Mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas If you have mental health issues you can ask for help. When you ask for help you're taking the very first step towards becoming and staying well. You might not know who to turn to and you could be tempted to...

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Admitting That You’re Struggling with Mental Health

Mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas Mental health problems can creep up on you, usually starting with small changes in your feelings, behaviour and thoughts. Affecting 25% of people at any time in their life, many choose to ask for help so they...

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Where do we start?

This blog is written by me. I'm intending to write to you, just like we were sat at my old kitchen table. I would have made you a decent cup of Yorkshire tea, you know the sort. Not quite a builder's brew or creosote, but definitely the sort of tea that will cure what...

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Welcome to our blog

So here's the rub... The things I want to be writing about is what we are doing for mental health in the Selby district. How we're working to support others, not just our mission and goals and all that other business stuff... Like blue clouds and envelope pushing....

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