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?

Read

The Self-Care Project: How to Let Go of Frazzle and Make Time for You

An honest take on how and why it’s important to make time for yourself, focussing on being acutely aware of your feelings and reflecting this awareness in the choices you make.

 

Written by Jayne Hardy.

Listen

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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NOWNESS: In Residence

A Nalla favourite, exploring the homes and living spaces of architects, artists and designers.

 

NOWNESS is renowned for producing insightful and creative content, and this YouTube series is no different.

 

The cinematography, variety and individuals featured make this a captivating, and very calming, watch.

Do

Try Out Some Physical Exercise

A relatively easy way to take your mind off things or get out of a slump is to find exercises that are continuous and rhythmic, and that you preferably enjoy.

 

Exercise-related benefits for depression can be boosted by focussing on rhythmic exercise, so walking, weight training, swimming, martial arts, playing the drums or twerking. Anything where you get those arms and legs of yours moving together-ish.

 

It’s never too late to release your inner Ringo Starr.

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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