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Depression and Anxiety Help

Hi,
I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for years. I recently started trying to get help, however, it feels like the world is against me. It's impossible! The NHS wait times are 9-10 months, university does not provide enough support. I tried therapy through the university and it was not helpful at all.

I am starting to give up now. Is anyone in the same position?

Does anyone have any suggestions on self-help books, podcasts, or anything?

Could we please support each other?
Reply 1
Have you been offered any online CBT? Your GP may be able to refer you for this - not ideal but at least something whilst your are waiting for in-person help. If you are willing to try self-help resources, the NHS inform website is very good - https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/
Reply 2
Original post by Anonymous #1
Hi,
I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for years. I recently started trying to get help, however, it feels like the world is against me. It's impossible! The NHS wait times are 9-10 months, university does not provide enough support. I tried therapy through the university and it was not helpful at all.
I am starting to give up now. Is anyone in the same position?
Does anyone have any suggestions on self-help books, podcasts, or anything?
Could we please support each other?
There is a lot of support out there such as:

-The Samaritans, you can call 116 123, which is available 24 hours a day

-Mind, 0300 123 3393

-Saneline, 0300 304 7000, from 4.30pm-10.30pm

-The mix, 0800 808 4994, 11am-11pm

-SHOUT, text 852258, 24 hour text service

-Crises, 741741, text service

-Papyrus, 0800 068 4141, if you have thoughts of suicide or in emotional distress

-Rethink mental health, 0300 5000 927

-No Panic, 0800 138 8889

-Relate, they have a chat advisor

-Mental Health 24/7: 0800 008 6516

-hubofhope website, useful contact information for your local area

You can self refer yourself to talking therapies on the NHS website.

There is the mind forum

Also Facebook groups

You can join support groups

You can contact a crises team if things get very bad

Plenty of resources online, information regarding well being.
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