Support for mental health

For most of us there are times when we're stressed, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or find it difficult to cope.

One quarter of us will have problems with our mental wellbeing at some point in our lives. Many of life’s demands can affect your levels of stress.

Although a little pressure can be good and helps to keep us motivated, too much all at once can make us stressed. Various things can affect your stress levels, such as:

  • Physical health
  • Your job (or finding one)
  • Relationships and friendships
  • Where we live
  • Money problems

Here are some sources of help if you are struggling with your mental health.

  • The Wellbeing Service can support you in the first steps to make changes in your life. It offers support to manage your levels of stress, as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression. Call 0300 123 1503.
  • The Wellbeing Hubs across Norfolk and Waveney are a safe space to get support in your community.
  • The Reading Well scheme at Norfolk libraries. It offers self-help books recommended by healthcare professionals and mood-boosting books.
  • Norfolk and Waveney Mind offers various services. It includes supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.
  • For social care advice the Norfolk Community Advice Network may be able to help
  • Don't forget the benefits that being active can have for your wellbeing. Local support is available to improve your fitness level through Ready to Change. You can also visit the NHS website for tips, online tools and general advice about wellbeing and mental health.
  • Rethink - Mental Health Information
  • MindEd - Safe and reliable mental health advice for older people and those who care for them
  • Quell - free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support for adults

National helplines for adults

  • NHS 111- Call 111 and select the mental health option for support in a crisis.
  • The Silver Line – helpline for older people 0800 4 70 80 90
  • MIND – 0300 123 3393
  • Samaritans – 116123
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men considering suicide 0800 58 58 58
  • Maytree – Suicide respite centre 02072 637070
  • PAPYRUS – help for people up to age 35 considering suicide 0800 068 41 41
  • Relate – Relationship advice and counselling