There is no quick-fix cure for mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, but there are simple things you can do to help improve your wellbeing. These include relaxing, exercise, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and talking to someone. You can create a free personalised mind plan which is designed to help you feel more in control, deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood and improve your sleep at Every Mind Matters on the NHS website.
Try our free mental health self-help course
As part of the North Yorkshire Community Learning Partnership we provide a free online course that covers various aspects of mental health. From helping your own wellbeing to supporting a friend, family member or colleague that may be struggling. It includes information on spotting the warning signs of stress, anxiety and depression and also tips and self-help solutions. Find out more on the North Yorkshire Community Learning Partnership website.
Check your mood
We all expect to get a cold or sore throat from time to time but when it comes to the way we feel emotionally, it can be hard to recognise or admit that we're not feeling 100 per cent.
The mood quiz is designed to recommend some resources to help you better understand how you feel. You should answer based on how you've been feeling over the last two weeks.
You may find that your mood usually goes both up and down, so use this questionnaire to monitor it over time but remember, it is not intended to replace a consultation with a GP if you are struggling.
- Craven Mind - 01904 643364
- Harrogate and Ripon Mind website - 01423 503335
- Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind website - 01723 339838
- York and district Mind website - 01904 643 364
- Darlington Mind website (covering Hambleton and Richmondshire) - 01325 283169 (Darlington) or 0300 131 2 131 (Northallerton)
Healthy Minds Craven and Bradford
The Healthy Minds Digital Doorway website has been created to bridge the gap between those looking for support and the service groups out there struggling to help the right people. We want anyone who needs help or guidance in relation to their mental health to be able to find what they need, when they need it - quickly and easily. The Services Index lists a wide range of services available in the Bradford region and the Wellbeing Assistant offers tailored suggestions. The Wellbeing Assistant also recommends ORCHA approved apps that you can access whenever you like, so you can trust that the content is regulated and meets a quality threshold.
Compass Phoenix is the specialist young people’s drug and alcohol treatment provider for those screened as having moderate or high levels of need with regard to substance/alcohol misuse.
The service also works with children and young people who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention work in relation to emotional wellbeing and mental health issues. Find out more on the Open Compass Phoenix website.