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 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 an NHS Helpline.

Here are 5 tips that can help you get the support you need, whenever you need it:

 

1. Learn as much about your mental health concerns as you can

Learning as much as you can about your mental health concerns will help you talk to others about it. This can help them to offer you the best support. 

 

2. Look for someone who might be able to support you

Search online for “Mental health support near me” or add try to find a doctor, counsellor, therapist or community group who can help you. 

If you’re not ready to speak to a doctor, counsellor or therapist, consider talking to someone you trust. 

3. Consider what you want to get out of talking to this person 

There is mental health support available to you but you need to think about what you want from it. 

When speaking to someone, try to be specific about the help you need. Is there anything that might help you? 

 

4. Realise that some people may offer you better support than others 

Some people might offer you better support than others. This is because some services might be more attuned to your needs.

Keep looking for the support you need until you find it.

If someone cannot give you the help you need it doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong. It might simply means that they don’t have the right training or experience. 

Alternatively, they might not have enough time or energy to help you. Again, this isn’t your fault. 

 

5. Try not to rely on one person

Let’s imagine you’ve looked for Brayton mental health services, for example, and you think you’ve found someone who can support you. 

You might be tempted to talk to this person and this person alone. However, they might not always be available when you need them. 

This is why you should consider building a support network. If one person cannot help you there will be someone else who can. 

 

Some people find that getting support isn’t always easy. This might be because they feel they have no-one to turn to. 

However, there is always someone happy to listen. Support is out there. 

 

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 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