Everyone has feeling of worry at some point in in their life – for example, you may feel worried about sitting an exam, or having medical test or job interview. During times like these it is perfectly normal to feel worried. But some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of worry are more constant and can often affect their daily lives. You may find that the worry has caused you to become anxious.
How we can help with Worry:
The NHS have produced a range of self-help guides that can be viewed as a PDF or an audio version. To view the guides please visit the self-help guides bookshelf (opens in new window).
Exploring relaxation can help you look after yourself when you're feeling stressed or worried. Why not try these relaxation routines and see how relaxation can fit into your daily life? Listen to the audio guides here.
SilverCloud courses are designed to help you improve and maintain your wellbeing by changing the way you think and feel about things. There are several free courses to pick from including positive body image, panic, covid-19, depression, anxiety, stress and many more.
All you need is access to the internet and sound on a computer, tablet or mobile. The programme is flexible so you can use it anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. They feature videos, activities, quizzes, audio guides and your own online journal. Find out more on the SilverCloud website page.
Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Visit the Every Mind Matters website.
The Worcestershire Community Services Directory sets out all of the local information, advice, tools, guidance and local support available for people in Worcestershire.
Talk Community is a website detailing the services, groups, community hubs, events, and information available to people in Herefordshire.
Podcasts can be a really good way of relaxing the mind, listen to features, interviews and a number of people involved in mental health, including people have experience mental health difficulties, campaigners and mental health experts. To find out more visit the podcast resources page.
The NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Talking Therapies team are trained and experienced in supporting a wide range of more common mental health issues. Mostly this involves ‘talking therapy’ approaches. Talking therapy could involve group discussion, or more traditional 1:1 sessions. We also provide online courses which the team can guide you through. To find out more about the service and self-refer visit the service webpage.
Visit your GP practice team to discuss the best options for you, including access to specialist services.
Courses and workshops to give people the tools, skills and understanding that they need for their own wellbeing and recovery. Visit the Recovery College website to find out more.
Mental Health Matters work in partnership with NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Talking Therapies to provide employment-related support.
Whether you experience a sudden deterioration of an existing mental health problem or are experiencing problems for the first time, you may need immediate expert support to identify the best course of action to help you.
If you are already being supported by Mental Health Services in Herefordshire or Worcestershire, you should try and speak to your usual team before contacting the urgent helpline, unless it’s outside of core hours, a weekend or bank holiday.
If you are not currently in contact with any mental health services you can phone the mental health helpline for urgent advice.
(free phone 24 hrs a day 365 days a year)
If you are deaf or hard of hearing and experiencing a mental health crisis you can access support from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire 24 hour mental health service by contacting NHS 111 via Relay UK.
The team will offer advice, support and, if required, an assessment to understand how you are feeling. When calling the number, you can expect to speak to Mental Health Advisors and/or trained Mental Health Clinicians who will be able to listen to your concerns and help make appropriate plans with you to support you.
If you are unsure what to do, staff on this number will be able to guide you to the appropriate choice.
These services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult: