Dorset Mind, our local branch of the leading national mental health charity, Mind, have advised we offer the following information and signposting.
Recognising that you may be struggling with your mental health is the first step in being able to help yourself. Please remember, accepting that you may be struggling with your mental health does not reflect you or your strength as a person. In fact, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.
Our human minds are very complex. That’s why no mental health problem is the same. Please have a read of this guide from Mind to help identify what you may be experiencing: Types of Mental Health Problems
We always recommend speaking to someone close to you such as a family member or friend. Talking about how you’re feeling can help you with any confusion or frustration you may feel as a consequence.
If it is not yourself which is affected, but someone close to you, and you want to know how best to help them, please see this guide: Dealing with Mental Health: Introduction for Friends and Family
We understand thinking about your finances can be hard when you’re not feeling yourself. For some tips for everyday living, see this guide: Money and your mental health - Tips for everyday living