As well as talking to your GP, try a self-help scheme or counselling service.
The creative activities at Start have been successful in helping people overcome emotional difficulties and reach new heights. The opportunity to be creative acts as a social outlet for members as well as being a great way to learn new skills. It empowers them to express themselves more clearly and come to a better understanding of their place in the world and what they are capable of achieving.
Start in Salford focus on five steps that lead people to become more positive and more aspirational individuals.
This service offers online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), such as Beating the Blues or Living Life to the Full, and is very effective in helping people to overcome anxiety and/or depression.
It teaches you a wide range of CBT techniques via a computer and is clinically proven to help overcome issues related to low mood, anxiety, stress and insomnia.
Following a one-to-one assessment with the service co-ordinator, you will go on to use one of the online CBT packages over a six to eight week period. Each of these packages are self-help programmes where you may find that you can work through the modules with little or no help.
There is a team of fully trained support workers who are on hand to help if needed.
Six Degrees Social Enterprise delivers accessible, recovery orientated services for people with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. The services are confidential and free for anyone aged 16 years and over.
The services will:
You can access the service through your GP practice or directly.
Self care is all about feeling confident to manage your own health and wellbeing.
It covers every aspect of living a healthy life, from making sure you eat a healthy diet to looking after yourself when recovering from illness.
The health improvement service can support you in different ways to look after both mental and physical wellbeing.
Garden Needs is a mental wellbeing garden centre, a partnership project between Mind in Salford and Social Adventures.
Garden Needs is a place to come and make friends, commune with nature and learn some new skills. There are drop-ins and volunteering opportunities for people with experience of mental or emotional distress. You can even do a qualification in horticulture and help with landscaping and grounds maintenance work.