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Reepham & Aylsham Medical Practice

 

One in four affected

 

  

  

It's easy to think that mental health issues don't concern us, but in fact a quarter of us will have problems with our mental wellbeing at some time in our lives.

 

Mental health problems are equally common in men and women, but the types of problems differ. Women are one-and-a-half times more likely to be affected by anxiety and depression, while men suffer more from substance abuse (one in eight men is dependent on alcohol) and anti-social personality disorders. Men are also more prone to suicide: British men are three times more likely than British women to die as a result of suicide.

 

Serious mental health problems are also more common than you might think. One person in 100 has a severe mental health condition such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

 

All these figures are based on people who have sought help for their mental health problems. Many more could be living with undiagnosed mental health issues, according to mental health charity MIND.

 

If you're worried about your mental health, or if someone in your life is affected, there are plenty of ways to get help. Find out more about mental health support.

 

You can also contact mental health charities such as Sane and the Mental Health Foundation.

 

There will always be somebody to help you with your  mental health and wellbeing, you can find information on some of the services that can help you on this webpage.

 

 

  

 

 

Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. They will work with you to help you make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing and quality of life. Their services are free and are available to people aged 16 and over living in Norfolk & Waveney.

 

If you are aged 16 and over you can access their support through your GP or any other health or social care professional, or you can self-refer using the form by clicking the link or by calling your local team Norfolk & Suffolk: 0300 123 1503

 

If you live in Norfolk or Waveney and are aged 15 or under, talk to your GP about what other services are available to you.

 

Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney's services include:

 

  • One-to-one support
  • Online Guided Self Help
  • Norwich Minority Support Service
  • Self-help advice
  • Services for children and young people
  • Relationship counselling for couples, individuals and families
  • Courses to help you achieve a better sense of wellbeing
  • Peer support and access to social groups in your area
  • Helping you find other support for issues affecting your wellbeing such as
  • debt, housing, employment
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    Find out more by visiting https://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/, you can also watch the short video below.

      

     

     

     

     

     

    Counselling Directory is a service that can help you with your worries.

     

    To see what type of things Counselling Directory can help you with click the following link: What's worrying you?

     

    To find a counsellor or psychotherapist near you please visit their website https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/.

     

    In this video Counselling Directory explain how they can offer you support on your path to health and happiness.

     

     

     

     


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