Improve mood

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People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and their behaviour. They are able to handle life’s challenges, build strong relationships, and recover from setbacks. But just as it requires effort to build or maintain physical health, so it is with mental and emotional health.

What can I do to improve my mood?

Check your mood using the NHS mood self-assessment quiz.

Look at the 5 steps to mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

If you are struggling, ask for help, it is not a sign of weakness – see the ‘Who can help’ section below.

Get enough sleep. If you find it hard getting to sleep or to stay asleep click on the links for advice and support from NHS choices or The Sleep Council.

Check out our self-help resources below or visit NHS Moodzone for up to date advice and guidance.

Who can help?

  • If you are in crisis, contact the Samaritans on 116 123
  • If you are at all worried about your mental health talk to your GP
  • Struggling with mild to moderate stress and anxiety contact your local Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS). The Torbay contact number is 01803 696600

Worried about somebody else?

  • If you are at all worried about someone’s mental health, you or they should contact a GP or NHS 111. You can also contact Samaritans on 116 123 for confidential, 24-hour support.
  • Find out more information on NHS Choices.

Useful websites

Useful videos


Chill Panda

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Learn how to manage feelings of anxiety and depression.

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