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If you are finding life a struggle Bluesci can support you. We recognise that good Mental Health and Wellbeing are an integral part of every bodies life and that everyday things can improve our mental health, wellbeing, levels of happiness and life satisfaction. These include:
- Connect – Developing relationships with your family, friends, people at work, your neighbours and people in communities will enrich your life and bring you support. Your local library is a great source of information about activities and groups in your area.
- Be active – Playing sports, hobbies such as gardening or dancing, or just a daily stroll will make you feel good and maintain mobility and fitness. It provides fresh air, the opportunity to get out and about, social contacts and releases ‘feel good’ chemicals in the brain.
- Take notice, be curious – We all lead busy lives, but taking time to appreciate your surroundings, enjoy everyday moments as well as the unusual and reflecting on them helps you to appreciate what matters to you.
- Learn – Fixing a bike, learning an instrument, cooking, gardening – the challenge and satisfaction brings fun and confidence.
- Give – Helping friends and strangers links your happiness to a wider community and is very rewarding. It makes them feel good and you too. Volunteering is a one way to do this. It is a great way to meet new people and gain new experiences. 5 Ways to Wellbeing (Forsight Report 2010)
Immediate HelpIf you are feeling in crisis, out of control or have thoughts of harming yourself, it is important that you take action to overcome this: Tell a trusted family member, friend or professional. Know that you can get through this. Promise yourself that you will hold on for another day, hour, minute or whatever you can manage. If you feel this isn’t helping we urge you to contact Samaritans who can offer support or attend A&E at your nearest Hospital. Samaritans 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Provides a welcoming and non-judgemental listening ear to anyone experiencing distress. Call 0161 236 8090 or 08457 909090 (24hr support). If you are short of credit on your phone, Samaritans will call you back. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit from 8:30am-8:30pm at 72-74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M41 5NH. In a crisis please attend A&E at your nearest hospital In an emergency:
- Call 999
- Go to your local A&E Department
- NHS 111: National helpline for urgent (but not in immediate danger) The line is for when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. You can call 111 if you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call. Or if you need health information or advice about what to do next. Open 24hrs a day, every day of the year. Get help online at 111.nhs.uk or call 111
- SaneLine: National out-of-hours telephone help-line for individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers. Their lines are open from 4.30pm to 10.30pm every day providing a space and time for you to talk about your mental health, or the mental health of someone close to you. Phone Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (local call rate). Also support forum available online at sane.org.uk
- CALM: (Campaign Against Living Miserably) a helpline specifically for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information or support. Helpline open from 5pm to midnight every day of the year. Phone helpline : 0800 58 58 58 webchat also available at www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/
- Papyrus is the national charity dedicated to support young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else. Helpline open 10am-10pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 10pm on weekends. Phone Helpline: 0800 068 4141 also able to email to www.papyrus-uk.org and text to 07786209697
- Shout crisis text line, national charity providing 24/7 txt support to all Text SHOUT to 85258 and start a conversation through txt messages. Sometimes talking on the phone maybe too much and it can be more comfortable to communication in other ways, text conversation can help. These free conversations won’t show up on your phone bill. For more information visit. www.giveusashout.org