Even during these most trying of times, many of us are often reluctant—or unable—to address our mental health. This seems to be for a variety of reasons, some of which are:

Some people see mental and emotional issues as less legitimate than physical issues. They’re seen as a sign of weakness or somehow as being our own fault so we bottle it up.

Some people see mental health problems as something we should know how to “snap out of.” Men, especially, would often rather stifle their feelings than talk to someone about it.

In this world of instant gratification, we’re obsessed with seeking quick, simple answers to complex problems. We look for connection with others through our social media channels instead of reaching out to people in the real world, for example. Or to boost our mood and ease depression, we’d rather pop a pill or have a drink  than tackle the underlying issues.

Many people think that if they do seek help for mental and emotional problems, the only treatment options available are medication (and the accompanying side-effects) or therapy (which can be lengthy and expensive). The truth is that, whatever your issues, there are steps you can take to improve the way you feel and experience greater mental and emotional well-being. And you can start today! Book on to our Taster Course and start to at the very least understand that there is help available and you are not alone.