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Looking After Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

How are you feeling?

Thriving

"I've got this"

  • Normal functioning
  • Normal mood fluctuations
  • Taking things in your stride
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Physically and socially active
  • Usual self-confidence
  • Comfortable with others

If you're thriving

Stressed

"Something isn't right"

  • Irritable, impatient
  • Nervousness, sadness
  • Increased worrying
  • Procrastination and forgetfulness
  • Muscle tension
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Low energy
  • Difficulty relaxing

If you're stressed

  • NPT Mind - Counselling, welfare rights support and wellbeing groups. 01639 643510
  • Young Person's Mental Health Toolkit - Wellbeing resources for young people
  • Young Minds - Children and young people's mental health charity
  • C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline - Confidential listening and support service. 0800 132 737 or text HELP to 81066 
  • Neath Port Talbot CVS Community Companions - Offering companionship at home or in the community. 01639 631246
  • Team Around the Family - Support for young people and families at an early stage of when a problem occurs - 01639 686802

Struggling

"I can't keep this up"

  • Persistent fear, anger, anxiety, panic, sadness, tearfulness, worthlessness.
  • Preoccupation
  • Difficulty making decisions or concentrating
  • Disturbed sleep (falling asleep and staying awake)
  • Withdrawn
  • Self-medicating e.g. food, substances

If you're struggling

In crisis

"I can't survive this"

  • Disabling distress and loss of function
  • Nightmares and flashbacks
  • Unable to sleep or stay awake
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Easily enraged or aggressive
  • Feeling numb, lost or out of control
  • Withdrawn
  • Dependence on food, substances etc.

If you're in crisis

  • In an emergency call 999
  • If not life threatening, call NHS 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk. People with hearing problems can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service
  • To talk to someone confidentially, call Samaritans free on 116 123 or visit samaritans.org
  • For confidential 24/7 crises text support, text "SHOUT" to 85258 or visit giveusashout.org
  • Sanctuary Project - Practical, therapeutic and holistic support - 01792 816 600