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 your day-to-day life
  • Find it hard to do the things you enjoy 
  • Are anxious for a long time
  • Have anxiety that’s very strong or overwhelming
  • Avoid situations that might cause you to feel anxious 
  • Have worries or concerns that are quite out of proportion 

 

 

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.

The good news is there is help for anxiety in Selby and the surrounding areas. One of your first ports of call could be your doctor. Your doctor may ask you to keep a note of your anxiety. They might also ask you to make a note of:

  • when you start to experience symptoms of anxiety
  • what you think caused you to feel this way
  • how you made yourself feel better

Anxiety and Self-care

Talking care of yourself when you’re feeling anxious is very important. Here are a few things you could consider doing when you feel anxious:

 

Talk to someone about your feelings

Talking to someone you trust can feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Chances are, your friend or family member can relate to your feelings of anxiety. 

 

Find support groups in your local community 

Your local community is likely to offer a lot of mental health support. There might be weekly or fortnightly groups that meet up and encourage members to talk about how they’re feeling. 

 

Get plenty of exercise

Exercise can help you to feel better. Even a short walk around a park can make you feel less anxious. If you don’t want to go by yourself you could ask a friend to walk with you. 

 

 

Try breathing exercises

If you feel an anxiety attack coming on, try to control your breathing. Take deep, slow breaths until your breathing feels more under control.

Some people even indulge in a spot of singing when they’re anxious as it helps them to control their breathing.

 

Try alternative therapies 

Did you know that alternative therapies such as yoga, massage, and meditation can help? You might find that the techniques involved are enough to help slow down your breathing and your thoughts. Some people also find that they sleep better after a yoga session, for example. 

 

 

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