Feeling good mentally is just as important as feeling good physically. Emotional health plays a huge role in how we all think, feel and behave.
Poor emotional health and wellbeing can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks, and can make it difficult for you to feel positive about your daily life and maintain good relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
Having access to advice about your emotional health can be valuable, and many people find that talking their problems over with someone is extremely helpful.
How are you feeling?
We can all feel low, anxious or panicky from time to time. Check your mood using this simple questionnaire and get advice on what might help.
Where to start?
Support in Gateshead
- Live Well Gateshead - a friendly, experienced team of advisers and specialists who will give you advice, support and encouragement to help you learn to manage anxieties and low self-esteem. They understand everyone is different and will explore various routes to help you.
- Our Gateshead - a directory of mental health and wellbeing services in Gateshead.
- Counselling directory - find a professionally trained counsellor in your local area.
More help from your GP
If you experience symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression, make an appointment with your local GP.
It is important to do this if your symptoms don’t improve, if your mood affects your work or relationships, or you are considering suicide or self-harm.
Your GP will ask you lots of questions and may suggest exercise, a self-help group, talking therapy, antidepressants or CBT, or they may refer you to a mental health team.