Mental Health Support in Norfolk
Help with secondary health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Treatments, Support Groups etc available within Norfolk and Dereham.
People with ME and CFS will sometimes develop secondary mental health problems which need to be addressed as these can have a knock-on affect on physical health.
We always recommend consulting a GP about long-term or severe depression.
Some people find anti-depressants will help but they should be taken with caution as people with ME and CFS can be more sensitive to the the side effects.
Counselling will often be of benefit although cost is sometimes an issue. There are a few counselling services in Norfolk which are more affordable to those on benefits or low incomes (see list below).
There are also various mental health and depression support groups, some in Dereham:
Mind is a national charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. There are also various support groups and websites.
Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind www.norwichmind.org.uk
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.