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How do you feel?

Most of us feel sad, anxious, low or stressed, now and again in response to particular events in our life. 

Whilst for most people this is short lived, for others it can cause ongoing distress, a sense of hopelessness about the future and can impact on their quality of life. Feeling like this for a long time can really bring you down and affect all areas of your life, such as work, relationships and your health.

Research suggests that 1 in 4 people in the UK will struggle at some point with depression and anxiety (also called common mental health problems). This is far higher than the number of people who will experience almost every other long-term physical health complaint.

When you feel this way it can have an impact on your body as well as your mind. You may experience a range of different physical symptoms including feeling tense, experiencing headaches or stomach aches, feeling jittery or irritable, feeling as though you have a racing heart, losing your appetite, or finding it difficult to sleep or concentrate.

Anxiety and depression affect men and women of all ages and from all backgrounds and sections of the community.

Have a look at the different sections on the left to see if there is one which best describes how you are feeling.

Just because this is how you are feeling now doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way. The Steps 2 Wellbeing service is here to help. If you wish to self refer, please click on one of the blue boxes below.

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