Citizens Advice Basingstoke: Mental Wellbeing
Your mental wellbeing is about your thoughts and feelings and how you cope with the ups and downs of everyday life. The NHS and Mind have useful websites suggesting areas of life where simple changes can make a big difference to your mental wellbeing. See https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters (Looking after your mental health) and www.mind.org.uk (Tips for everyday living).
The current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic is resulting in many people feeling worried, anxious, and helpless. The causes of this stress are varied. People's mental wellbeing and mental health problems can be made worse by practical issues such as losing a job, facing eviction, or having to choose between feeding the family or staying warm. Help with these issues, alongside treatment, stops mental health problems from getting worse.
At Citizens Advice Basingstoke, we can offer you help and support to address those practical issues and take action to control the situation. We regularly help clients with a whole range of problems including benefits, tax credits debt, employment, relationships, family, legal, consumer goods and services, discrimination, financial services, health and community care, immigration and asylum.
Over the past year, we have been helping clients with the many problems caused by the Covid19 Lockdown and the stress this is causing them. If you have a problem, please contact us to see how we can help. Nicola Dale