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 support you need. 

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.

Below, you will find some tips that could help you to get the support you need: 

Learn as much about your mental health condition as you can

Try to learn more about your mental health condition. You can do this by looking online, reading books about it or even watching videos. The more you learn about depression/anxiety/schizophrenia/addiction or any other mental health condition, the easier it could be for you to talk to others. This can help them offer you the right kind of support. 

Find someone who could offer you support 

Let’s imagine you want to search online for mental health help. You could, for example, search for “help with mental health in West Haddlesey” or try to find a community group, doctor or a therapist to help you.

If you’re not feeling ready to speak to a counsellor, therapist or doctor, think about talking to a friend or family member that you can trust. 

Think about what you want from someone whose supporting you 

Try to think about what you want from someone who is supporting you. We already know that getting your voice heard is important. However, also knowing what to ask for can help you get the support you need. 

Can you think of anything that could help you to feel better? If you can, it’s worth mentioning. 

Understand that some people might offer better/different support than others

When it comes to mental health support, you might find that some people offer you better or different support than others. This is usually because some services might delve a little deeper into how you’re feeling and why. 

You might not find the support that you need when you start looking for it. Just keep looking until you get the support. 

Did you know that if you struggle to find support it does not mean that you’ve done anything wrong? It might just mean that the person you’ve been speaking to does not have the right experience or training. 

On the other hand, the person you’re speaking to might not have the time to help you. This is not your fault. Keep looking, you will find someone to support you. 

Try to avoid becoming reliant on one person 

Let’s imagine that you’ve managed to find someone who can offer you the help you need. You could be tempted to talk to them and no-one else. However, there is always a chance that they might not be around every time you need them. You could, therefore, consider creating a support network. This network could consist of people who can offer you help when you need it the most. It also means you’re less likely to be disappointed if the person you want to talk to isn’t available. 

Some people find it hard to get support. This may be because they don’t feel they have anyone to talk to. However, no matter who you are or what you’re going through there will always be someone ready to listen. Help is out there.  

 

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