When you're feeling low it can seem like there's no getting away from it.
As we go about our day we can have constant reminders that we’re not feeling at our best emotionally.
When we’re feeling low it can lead to problems that can significantly interfere with our everyday lives - our vitality, our work, our family and our social abilities. Over a period of time it can reduce our capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life and we end up not feeling like our ‘real’ selves.
It’s a common problem we all face no matter who we are...
...and it can creep up on us without us even noticing.
If you live in Bristol and you have been feeling stressed, anxious, panicked, depressed or suffering from low self-esteem - we can help you get back to feeling like yourself - for free.
We live every day with our own inner dialogue - that voice in our heads that is always there.
That voice tells us great things like "you can do it!" or "go for it!" , but when we're not feeling 100% it can be our own worst enemy. That voice can be hard to ignore. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to other people. When would we say to our friends and family "you're not good enough" , "you look ugly", "you won't cope" or "you don't deserve to be happy" ? Yet, at some point, we all fall in to the habit of being too self critical. For some of us it becomes a long-term habit that can be hard to break - and like all bad habits we can lose sight of the negative impact it can have on our life.
You can make a change and get back to being yourself
There is an awful lot which goes on in our minds that is not easy for us to process into conscious thought and so it can be very difficult for us to understand why we feel depressed, anxious, panicked or stressed. We don't all fit a 'profile' so it can be hard to identify what triggers our negative emotions.
That’s where we can help. We're here to help you understand your difficulties and make positive changes in order to get you back to being yourself.
We provide access to NHS services to anyone over 16 who is registered with a GP practice in Bristol. The support on offer will focus on helping you move forward and will concentrate on steps that you can take yourself to tackle your difficulties.
You have the power to take back control. Remind yourself that you can overcome life's hurdles
Read through the information on this site such as 'Emotional First Aid' or 'Ways you can help yourself' pages, sign yourself up to one of our FREE courses, or get in touch with us. The power lies with you to make a positive change - and, although the thought of it may not immediately appeal to you, speaking to someone who understands and can give you guidance will make a huge difference.
There are no clinics, people in white coats, or judging - just trained professionals to support you when you’re ready - plus lots of ways for you to help yourself. It won’t cost you a penny.
Feel secretive? Embarrassed? Think that no-one could understand you? You'd be surprised at how common that is. You've already taken a step in the right direction by visiting this website - you now know where we are when you need us.
We're here to help
It's hard to resolve emotional or psychological problems on your own so we provide access to a wide range of courses that can give you a better understanding of yourself. More importantly, you will be 'arming' yourself with the tools required to get back to being the 'real' you.
Courses are free and are held in various locations across Bristol. There are courses on Anger Management, Panic, Low Mood, Worry, Stress, Sleep Management, Assertiveness, Anxiety Management and Emotional Management to name just a few.
Questions? Prefer to speak to someone?
If you would like more information about our free and confidential services or would like to speak to book an assessment
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