I'm feeling hopeless

I feel like I can't see in very far in front of me. It's tricky to imagine or think positively about what the future could look like.

In the Moment

We all feel a little hopeless sometimes, and it’s fine to feel like this.

Why don’t you make some plans for the next few days, and push yourself to leave your comfort zone?

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Wake Up!: Escaping a Life on Autopilot

According to Chris, 80% of our waking time is spent in autopilot – sounds like we should all probably do something about that.

 

In this handy book, you’ll find a huge variety of tips, tricks, activities and exercises designed to help you break out of autopilot, take more risks and harness control of your life.

 

Written by Chris Baréz Brown.

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Mentally Yours Podcast

Hosted by Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster, Mentally Yours tackles all facets of mental health, speaking with individuals spanning from doctors, to professors to drug reform advocates.

 

A great listen to hear insights from experts as well as individuals with personal experience of mental health issues.

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Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds

Meet Cliff, Emelia, and John. They’re all made it past the 100-year-old mark, and they’ve got a few observations to share about the years they’ve lived.

 

Learn how to appreciate life and let go of guilt and sadness in this short interview exploring the lives of three centenarians.

Do

Join a Mental Health Support Group

Joining a support group for depression can be a really good way of seeking help and feeling less alone.

 

Being with others dealing with depression can go a long way in reducing your sense of isolation. You can also encourage each other, give and receive advice on how to cope, and share your experiences.

 

There are tonnes of support groups out there, on both a local and national level, so we’d suggest having a quick google and finding the right place for you. Rethink Mental Illness offer a postcode search function to locate your nearest groups and Mind has an extensive directory which lists over 300 groups that you can approach.

Talk

SANE Charity

SANE provide emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

 

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most.

Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).

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