If you feel happy, chances are your level of serotonin is quite good. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that can help you to feel happy. Those who don’t have enough serotonin are at a greater risk of being anxious or depressed. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the 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 an NHS Helpline.

Increasing Serotonin Naturally 

You can increase your serotonin levels without taking medication. 

Get some sunshine 

Spending some time outside can help you to feel better. Those with seasonal affective disorder are encouraged to sit close to a light-box to help increase their vitamin D. This shows that more light can help to boost serotonin. When you have sufficient Vitamin D you naturally feel happier. Even an extra 10 minutes outside can make a difference to your mood. 

Have Plenty of Sleep

It’s thought that those who suffer from depression are more likely to have disrupted sleep. However, it’s not clear if disrupted sleep can cause depression or vice versa. What the health world does know is that enough sleep can help you boost your mood. 

Meditate 

Studies have shown that meditation can help us to relax and reduce anxiety. You don’t have to meditate for hours, just a few minutes a day can make a real difference. 

Have Therapy

While therapy can be hard, it can help to boost your serotonin levels. You can finally start to deal with all those issues that have been haunting you. Working through things can help you to feel less anxious and better about yourself. 

Eat a Banana

Bananas contain serotonin and eating one a day can help you to feel better. 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the 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 an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk