I'm feeling unsafe

I feel uncomfortable, like my route out is blocked.

In the Moment

Move to somewhere you feel comfortable physically (e.g. your bed) or imagine somewhere relaxing and peaceful, then let yourself exist there for a moment whilst you recalibrate.

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Anxy Magazine

Lovely-looking magazine looking to undo some of the many stigmas surrounding mental health. Recent themes include ‘Masculinity’ and ‘Workaholism’.

 

If you’re looking for a beautiful piece of work to thumb through whilst also learning a thing or two about the realities and struggles of others, then Anxy Magazine is for you.

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The Calmer You Podcast

Hypnotherapist Chloe Bretheridge is on a mission to calm your brain down.

 

Shhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

Have a listen to her massive catalogue of episodes, featuring some fantastic interviewees plus suggestions and hacks for building confidence, being happier and ‘quieting your inner critic’.

 

Guests on the podcast come from the world of mental health, personal development, nutrition, medicine and many more – so there should hopefully be lots of these episodes that you find useful in some way or another.

Watch

‘This could be why you’re depressed or anxious’, a Talk with Johann Hari

Honest talk from journalist Johann Hari, offering an insight into the causes of depression and anxiety and offering solutions to mankind’s problem with “unmet needs”.

Do

Seek Support From Those Who Make You Feel Safe

At Nalla, we all agree that it’s important to look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for.

 

The person you talk to doesn’t have to be able to fix you, but they need to be a good listener—someone who’ll listen attentively and compassionately without being distracted or judging you.

 

Reach out to someone close to you, and be honest with them about your feelings. This can be hard to do, but even saying you need help out loud can be half the battle. Take it a step at a time, but just remember that you don’t have to face this challenge alone.

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).

Peer support forum