It is a common saying that it is ‘good to talk’ and for some this is certainly true and it can be the first step to addressing mental welfare issues.

There are many people around who it might be good to talk to; family friends and colleagues are an obvious source of support, but if confidentiality is key there are organisations which are non-judgemental and will provide a friendly ear, and maybe even a cup of tea! If discussing your problems face to face is an issue and you require more immediate support, North’s Mind Call 24-7 telephone helpline are there to help. There are a range of resources available if you would like access to additional help.