Are you showing signs of Stress - being impatient or irritable because of minor problems, not being able to sleep because your mind is churning with worries, unable to relax?
Depression and Anxiety are also common conditions. We want to help you. Scroll down to find links to informative websites, books and videos. Check these out and phone us up.
What we do and how we think can lead to us feeling bad. There are different ways Steps to Wellbeing can help you to beat the unhelpful thoughts and unhelpful things you may do. Making small changes in thoughts and what we do, can start to make us feel better.
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 in can cause ongoing distress, a sense of hopelessness about the future and impact on their quality of life. However there is support available to help you overcome your difficulties.
The Steps to Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential NHS service for to people aged 18+. We provide a service across the county of Dorset for people registered at a Dorset GP surgery.
We offer a range of different types of treatment for people experiencing problems with low mood/depression, anxiety or stress. Some of the problems people might access our service for include:
The treatments we provide are all evidence based which means that there is a substantial body of research to show that the treatments provided work. We provide support either over the telephone, face-to-face, in groups or via the internet. This ensures that our services are as accessible as possible.
We are a self-referral service which means you can contact us directly to access our services. We also accept referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals.
Just click on the link to find out more.
"Why do I feel so down?" "How can I feel happier?" "Can I control my fears?"
Whatever you need to know about boosting your mood, coping with stress, anxiety or depression or simply improving your overall emotional wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.
Anxiety is the main symptom of several conditions, including panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder (social phobia). People with generalised anxiety feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed. It can cause both psychological and physical symptoms. These vary from person to person, but can include feeling restless or worried and having trouble concentrating or sleeping.
In this video, Professor Cary Cooper provides some techniques for managing stress, such as exercising and using relaxation techniques. The video also explains who you might want to talk to if you're feeling under pressure.
An acute stress reaction occurs when symptoms, including anxiety, develop quickly as a reaction to exceptionally stressful events. Symptoms often go quickly, and you may not need any treatment. Sometimes other treatments, such as talking therapies, may be helpful.
This is a self-help manual for those who find that they are spoiling the lives of both themselves and those around them with their almost constant irritability and flashes of bad temper. It speaks to those who often find themselves saying and doing things they later regret.
The accessible and straightforward books in the Overcoming Series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Click on the link to find out more.
This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.
Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. Using a step-by-step approach, this book explains how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness is a self-help manual for this common problem, which explains why it happens and sets out practical methods of resolving it. Click on the link to find out more.
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Used by Liverpool FC and the Sky Cycling Team.
Simple, concise directions to help reduce stress and improve lots of different relaxation techniques.
Depression Alliance are a leading UK charity who bring people together to end the loneliness and isolation of depression.
‘Depressed’ is a common everyday word. People might say "I'm depressed" when in fact they mean "I'm fed up because I've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job", etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks. Symptoms can also become severe enough to interfere with normal day-to-day activities.
Good nutrition is important for our mental and physical health. This food fact sheet will look at how following a healthy diet can protect your mental health.
An online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service, which helps people to help themselves.
Learn Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.
Patient.co.uk provides muscular relaxation exercises and deep breathing to help people relax and combat symptoms of anxiety. These techniques may also help to ease symptoms of depression.
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