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.
Check out our self-help resources below or visit NHS Moodzone for up to date advice and guidance.
- 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.
- NHS Choices – Moodzone
- Online tool to help you to manage your mood, Moodscope
- Struggling with mild to moderate stress and anxiety contact your local Depression and Anxiety service (Torbay 01803 696600)
- Samaritans (tel: 116 123)
- Devon Recovery Learning Community – A Recovery College providing courses for the wellbeing of people in Devon
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- Low mood and depression
- Anxiety control training
- Unhelpful thinking
- Sleep problems