We all feel anxious from time to time, it’s a normal response to certain situations. However, anxiety can become a problem if it impacts your daily life. 

Anxiety can be a problem if you:

  • Find it difficult or impossible to go about your day-to-day life
  • Find it difficult to do any of the things you enjoy 
  • Are anxious for quite a long time
  • Have anxiety that can be very strong or quite overwhelming
  • Tend to avoid situations that could cause you to be anxious 
  • Have concerns or worries that tend to be 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.

There is help for anxiety in Selby and the surrounding areas. Your doctor could be your first port of call. They may ask you to keep a note of your anxiety and:

  • when you start to have symptoms of anxiety
  • what you think might have caused you to feel anxious
  • how you helped yourself to feel better

When you keep a note of how you’re feeling and what you think caused your anxiety you could start to see a pattern emerging. This pattern can help you to identify and work on anything that is causing you to feel bad. 

Taking Care of Yourself

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

 

Talk about your feelings

Talking to someone can feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. You never know, the person you’re talking to could relate to your feelings of anxiety. 

 

Get plenty of exercise

Exercise can help you feel better. A short walk can even make you feel less anxious. If you don’t want to for a walk on your own, ask a friend to walk with you. 

Look for support groups

Your local community is likely to offer mental health support. There might be weekly or fortnightly groups that meet up. You might also find some online groups that are happy to help.

 

Do some breathing exercises

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

Some people sing when they’re anxious. This is because it helps them control their breathing.

 

Think about using alternative therapies 

Alternative therapies such as yoga, massage, and meditation can help. Some of the techniques involved can slow down your breathing and your thoughts. 

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