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Mental and emotional health: talking therapies

The benefits of talking treatments http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/benefits-of-talking-therapy.aspx

Dr Stephen Pilling, a consultant clinical psychologist, describes the different talking therapies that can help people overcome a range of problems, from depression to stress

The importance of healthy relationship education in schools

Women’s Aid’s Ambassadors including Jahmene Douglas, our first Ambassador for Children & Young People, Charlie Webster and Bill Ward explain why compulsory healthy relationship education is schools is so important. Visit www.womensaid.org.uk/education

CutMovie.co.uk – Brought to you by Women’s Aid HD version

Trigger warning – if you are affected by this film please visit www.womensaid.org.uk where you can find support. Keira Knightley stars in this shocking new short film, directed by Joe Wright and brought to you by Women’s Aid – the UK’s domestic abuse charity. http://www.cutmovie.co.uk

Domestic abuse – male victim

It can happen to you whether you’re young, old, male, female, gay or straight.

Sometimes the abuse is committted by a partner but it can even be by another relative.

Whatever your circumstances, you’re not alone, don’t suffer in silence, there are people who can offer advice and support.

Call Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327

Domestic abuse – Asian women

It can happen to you whether you’re young, old, male, female, gay or straight.

Sometimes the abuse is committted by a partner but it can even be by another relative.

Whatever your circumstances, you’re not alone, don’t suffer in silence, there are people who can offer advice and support.

Call the Asian Women’s Helpline on 0845 607 6474

Depression: Vanessa’s story

Depression is a serious illness. In this video, Vanessa Phillips talks about how she recovered after her breakdown. Sadly, since the making of this film, Vanessa Phillips has died.

Watch our lift your mood video wall here:
http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/NHSmoodvideowall.aspx

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Friends of Moodzone – join our Facebook community here:
https://www.facebook.com/NHSChoices

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. Try approaching them with an open mind and judge the results for yourself.

Be happy at work

Try our workplace health assessment tool:
http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/WorkplaceHealth.aspx

Work can be good for you, if you know how to get the most out of your working day. People talk about what they enjoy about their jobs and an expert offers tips about having a better life at work.

Depression

More information on depression:
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Depression/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Depression is a serious illness. It is very different from the common experience of feeling unhappy, miserable or fed up for a short period of time. In this video, psychiatrist Dr Cosmo Hallstrom explains the disorder.

Depression and low mood

In this video, an expert describes the various levels of depression, the early warning signs and the treatments available.

More information on living with depression:
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Depression/Pages/Depressionhome.aspx

Postnatal depression

Mums who have had postnatal depression talk about the feelings they faced, and perinatal psychiatrist Dr Margaret Oates explains how it can be treated quickly with the right help

Attitudes to mental health

Four people who’ve had mental health issues talk about the negative reactions they faced and how they overcame them

Bullying

Many people experience bullying at some point during their lives. Its important to remember that you’ re not alone and there is help available. Call ChildLine 0800 1111
Find out how to cope with cyberbullying http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Bullying/Pages/Cyberbullying.aspx

CBT: Carol’s story

After her husband died, carol, 73, used cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help her deal with her emotions and boost her confidence.

CBT expert

A cognitive behaviour therapy expert explains how this psychological treatment works and who could benefit from it.

Panic attacks real story

Colin Hammond describes how panic attacks affected his life and became a series of phobias and anxieties, and how therapy helped his recovery.

Coping with redundancy

Clayre describes how losing her job affected her mentally and socially. A psychologist gives advice on coping with the shock of redundancy to avoid depression

Relationships: coping with feelings of jealousy

Learn how to overcome jealousy http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/emotionalhealth/pages/overcomingjealousy.aspx

People talk about jealousy and a psychologist explains what triggers it, the mental and physical symptoms, and how to control it before it becomes a problem

Stress

An expert explains what stress is, the physical and mental effects of being stressed, when it becomes a problem and when to seek help.

Anxiety

Consultant psychiatrist Lynne Drummond explains the symptoms of anxiety, why it becomes a problem for some people, and the psychological and drug treatments for it.

PTSD: Lisa’s story

Lisa French was on the London bus that was attacked in the July 7 bombings. Two years later, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Watch Lisa’s story.
Find out more about PTSD http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Post-traumatic-stress-disorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Self-harm

An expert explains why young people may self-harm, and describes some of the different forms it can take on. Caroline, director of Harmless, used to self-harm as a teenager. She gives advices on how to get the right support.

For more information on self-harm visit the NHS website:
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Self-injury/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Depression expert

An expert explains the difference between simply having a bad day and being depressed. He also describes the levels of depression, early warning signs and the treatments available.

Supporting someone through mental illness

Phils brother Simon has a mental illness. The brothers explain how mutual support has helped them to cope with the illness

CBT: Laurie’s story

Laurie’s depression started when his son died and eventually meant he had to resign from his job. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helped him to cope with day-to-day life. Find out more about CBT http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cognitive-behavioural-therapy/pages/introduction.aspx

Insomnia

Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning, even though you’ve had enough opportunity to sleep. This video gives expert information about the condition, such as what causes or maintains it and different opportunities to deal with it. Also find out how Jane manages her insomnia. Self-help for insomnia http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Insomnia/Pages/Prevention.aspx

Anxiety: Jo’s story

Jo has had social anxiety since her childhood. In this video, she describes how she went through childhood and adolescence accompanied by constant worries and fears and how this affected her ability to take part in social activities or form relationships. Find out what helped her to manage her anxiety as an adult. Also learn more about the causes of anxiety
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Anxiety/Pages/Causes.aspx

Coping with stress

There are many ways of coping with stress. Professor Cary Cooper provides some techniques for managing stress, such as exercising and using relaxation techniques, and explains who you can talk to if you’re feeling under pressure. Get more tips and advice about dealing with stress http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/stressmanagement/Pages/Stressmanagementhome.aspx

Building self-esteem in children

It is important to build children’s self-esteem from very early age in order for them to be able to deal with strong emotions and develop positive relationships. An expert explains gives practical advice on how to boost your child’s confidence.
Learn more about building self-esteem in children http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Childhealth1-5/Pages/Childhealth15home.aspx

Adult bereavement

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Watch how Penny, who was widowed in 2005, coped with the sudden death of her husband. Also get advice from a bereavement counsellor about how to deal with your emotions and where to find support. Find how to cope with bereavement
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/bereavement/Pages/coping-with-bereavement.aspx

Moodzone: Unhelpful thinking (AUDIO PODCAST)

AUDIO PODCAST: Dr Chris Williams helps you to replace negative thoughts with more positive thinking. This podcast is one of an eight-part series for Moodzone.

Go to Living Life To The Full for further CBT-based resources:
http://www.llttf4.com

Moodzone: Low confidence and assertiveness (AUDIO PODCAST)

AUDIO PODCAST: Dr Chris Williams gives you tips to help build your confidence. This podcast is one of an eight-part series for Moodzone.

Go to Living Life To The Full for further CBT-based resources:
http://www.llttf4.com

Moodzone: Practical problem solving (AUDIO PODCAST)

AUDIO PODCAST: Dr Chris Williams explains how to break problems down into manageable tasks. This podcast is one of an eight-part series for Moodzone.

Go to Living Life To The Full for further CBT-based resources:
http://www.llttf4.com

What do I tell my child about our separation?

Find out more about bringing up a child alone here:
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/bringing-up-child-alone.aspx

Health visitor Penny Lazelle discusses what you should tell your child about your separation.

Domestic abuse – gay male victim

It can happen to you whether you’re young, old, male, female, gay or straight.

Sometimes the abuse is committted by a partner but it can even be by another relative.

Whatever your circumstances, you’re not alone, don’t suffer in silence, there are people who can offer advice and support.

Call Broken Rainbow UK on 0300 999 5428