Will I recover?

It is possible to recover from mental health problems, and many people do – especially after accessing support. Your symptoms may return from time to time, but when you’ve discovered which self-care techniques and treatments work best for you, you’ll feel confident in managing them.

If you’re experiencing a more serious mental health problem, it’s still possible to find ways to manage your symptoms. For many people, recovery doesn’t necessarily mean going back to how your life was before, but learning new ways to live your life the way you want to, and gaining control over areas of your life that might have felt out of control before.

However, it’s important to remember that recovery is a journey and it won’t always be straightforward. You might find it more helpful to focus on learning more about yourself and developing ways to cope, rather than trying to get rid of every symptom of your mental health problem. What recovery means to you will be personal, but for most people, the most important thing is to find ways to live the kind of life you want.

How can I help myself?

Self-care techniques and general lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms of many mental health problems. They may also help prevent some problems from developing or getting worse. Here are some tips for looking after yourself that you might find helpful.

If these work well for you then you may find you don’t need any formal treatment. However, it’s important to remember that there is unlikely to be an instant solution. Recovery is a journey and it requires effort, time and commitment.

Our service You in Mind offers practical, holistic support and works as an alternative to crisis. If you have struggled in the past or you feel like you are starting to worry more about your mental health and would like to prevent such problems from developing and getting worse then You in Mind is here for you. You in Mind can support you to make these changes and coping strategies to ensure healthy and positive outcomes.

You in Mind

An Alternative to Crisis

Call: 01228 370633

Email: youinmind@cemind.org

Our pages on improving and maintaining your mental wellbeing have more self-care suggestions and tips.